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TSL Education is an important resource for teachers to share information.

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TSL Education is an important resource for teachers to share information.

From Newspaper Insert to Social Network: TSL Scores With Teachers

More than a century ago, TSL Education began as a newspaper insert for teachers. Today it’s a digital media company with a a fast-growing social network that helped it make about $120 million in sales last year. TSL Education is adding...

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Google is experimenting with glasses that could one day offer features similar to a smartphone.

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Google is experimenting with glasses that could one day offer features similar to a smartphone.

Google Experiments With Glasses: Could It Replace Your Smartphone?

So many of us live through our smartphones, be it checking messages, taking photos, talking to friends, listening to music or looking up directions as we walk down the street. What if we did all of that through our glasses?...

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Those using tablets and smartphones are more likely to click on search ads than their counterparts on the desktop, says the report.

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Those using tablets and smartphones are more likely to click on search ads than their counterparts on the desktop, says the report.

Tablet, Smartphone Growth Boosts Mobile Search Ads, But at a Price

For a company built on providing information, Google doesn’t disclose much when it comes to sales projections, much less the amount that could come from mobile search ads. But Marin Software, which helps manage about $3.5 billion annually in online...

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A large flock of starlings fly over a park at sunset seaking an area to land for the evening, in Algiers.

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A large flock of starlings fly over a park at sunset seaking an area to land for the evening, in Algiers.

#HappyBday2Us: Twitter Turns 6, Has 140 Million Active Users

Twitter, the microblogging service that lets users send out messages up to 140 characters long, now has — you guessed it — more than 140 million active tweeters.  That’s up about 40 percent since September, a growth spurt fueled by...

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Facebook and Twitter are mostly an additional way to get news, not a replacement, Pew said.

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Facebook and Twitter are mostly an additional way to get news, not a replacement, Pew said.

Facebook, Twitter: Not Hubs for News Traffic, Report Says

While Facebook and Twitter may eat up our social time online, they’re not pushing us to news sites like other services. Just 9 percent of Americans “very often” follow news recommendations from the two online social services, according to Pew Research...

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A Pew report says that more social network users are "unfriending" people and actively managing their accounts.

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A Pew report says that more social network users are "unfriending" people and actively managing their accounts.

Friends No More: Social Network Users Get More Aggressive

Don’t take it personal (or, maybe you should), but more users on social networks are “deleting” their friends on sites like Facebook. It’s part of an overall increase in people actively managing their networks, according to a new report. The...

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