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Before Google applied for the .Lol domain, PepsiCo used the popular text-message shorthand in a 2009 billboard.

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Before Google applied for the .Lol domain, PepsiCo used the popular text-message shorthand in a 2009 billboard.

Google Wants Web Addresses That End in .Lol

This is not a joke: Google intends to purchase the .Lol Web domain, Vint Cerf, an executive evangelist for Google, wrote on the company’s blog. So instead of going to Google.com, you might be able to type Google.lol and get,...

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Projected Internet traffic growth through 2016

Source: Cisco VNI Global Forecast, 2011-2016

Projected Internet traffic growth through 2016

Cisco Web-Traffic Forecast Points to Slowing Growth

Good data on Internet traffic is hard to come by. Service providers such as AT&T and Verizon guard their information, and third parties have limited visibility. That’s what makes the annual traffic forecasts by Cisco Systems Inc., the world’s biggest...

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Actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. with his Bradley electric car in 1989.

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Actor and environmental activist Ed Begley Jr. with his Bradley electric car in 1989.

Venture Capitalists Kill (Optimism Around) the Electric Car

(This blog was corrected to show that Jurvetson owns an electric vehicle.) Still wondering who killed the electric car? How about some of the country’s most powerful venture capitalists. OK, so they didn’t really kill the electric car, to reference...

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Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, speaks during an interview in New York in March.

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Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, speaks during an interview in New York in March.

Silicon Valley: Stronger Than Ever?

Here’s one thing I didn’t expect to hear from the chief executive officer of one of Europe’s largest tech companies: “Everything happening today shows you have to be in Silicon Valley to really know what’s going on.” That was Ben...

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Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive displays his Knight Commander medal at Buckingham Palace in London today.

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Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive displays his Knight Commander medal at Buckingham Palace in London today.

Design Guru Jony Ive’s Favorite Apple Product? The Next One

Apple design chief Jony Ive rarely gives interviews, but on the occasion of being knighted in his native U.K. today, the man who helped craft the iPhone and iPad talked with the Telegraph newspaper about the creative process and life...

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Of the top 25 area codes where text-message spam originates from in the U.S., 15 are in California, Florida and New York.

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Of the top 25 area codes where text-message spam originates from in the U.S., 15 are in California, Florida and New York.

Do You Live Near a Text-Message Spammer? Check Your Area Code

If you live in the 347, 201 or 510 area codes, or basically anywhere along the eastern edge of Florida, there’s a good chance you live near a mobile-phone spammer or a business that enables one. According to new research...

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The Methodist Hospital in 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The state has one of the most technologically sophisticated exchanges in the country.

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The Methodist Hospital in 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The state has one of the most technologically sophisticated exchanges in the country.

How to Build a Mountain of Patient Data: Don’t Ask for Permission

Indiana isn’t usually considered a hub of technological innovation. However, about 2,000 miles from Silicon Valley, it has solved a problem that has flummoxed even high-tech states like California. Indiana has built one of the most advanced “health information exchanges,”...

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Facebook's IPO was a popular topic on Twitter today, but not a runaway hit.

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Facebook's IPO was a popular topic on Twitter today, but not a runaway hit.

Facebook’s IPO Wasn’t a Huge Hit on Twitter Either, Say Studies

Facebook’s stock didn’t have the first-day pop that many had predicted. Nor was the initial public offering a breakout hit in Twitter chatter, despite dominating much of the media coverage. An hour before the stock market closed, there were 104,616...

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