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Archives: December 2012

Stockr Opens in Public Beta

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The new year brings a new tool for stock market stalkers. With just a few days left in the fourth quarter of 2012, Stockr has opened in public beta, the company announced today. The social network for investors, traders, and public companies had been in private beta since July 2012. 

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Are You More Likely to Call or Text Your New Year’s Celebrations?

Mojiva’s recent survey reveals that an overwhelming majority of mobile users are more likely to text their New Year Celebration this year. Additionally, respondents also said they will be using their smart phones to take plenty of photos and sharing them via their favorite social networking sites.

There’s a large gap between calling (~60%) and texting (~70%). This change might be attributed in this years’ popular rise in mobile apps for social sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Even YouTube members can take videos of their New Year events and share it with an unlimited number of friends. With so many social options, users can share and celebrate with more than just voice communication. Additionally, sites like Google allow social interactions with multiple members via video chats.

The survey also reveals some insightful wishes of mobile users for 2013. Can Mobile devices help them organize their lives better, find better restaurants, and share private stories on public sites? Click below to see the rest of the infographics. Read more

NASA Releases Free eBook About Hubble Telescope

Science nerds can rejoice because NASA is getting into more digital publishing with its latest books, Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries and Webb Space Telescope: Science Guide. The books are available in Apple’s iBookstore and in PDF format. NASA’s eBooks are extremely interactive – you can manipulate telescope models and watch galaxy collisions on your iPAD for free.

This great resource provides in-depth information on the technology behind NASA’s famed telescope, The Hubble, which has been in operation since 1990 and has provided the public with astounding imagery of space. The interactive book details the history of the telescope’s creation as well as some of the great discoveries it has enabled.

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Binders Full Of Memes: The Top 20 Memes Of 2012

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When you look back on 2012, what will be the things you remember most? If you spend as much time on the Internet as we do, it won’t be the world events, politics, or natural disasters that will stand out in your mind…it will be “Teh Interwebz” reaction to them and the memes that resulted. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of 20 of the most viral memes of 2012. Enjoy!

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NYC’s MTA Releases An App For Tracking Subway Train Schedules

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released a new iPhone app that lets subway riders track what time select subway trains are coming, in real time.

Subway riders can get up-to-the-minute information about what time their train will be in their station. Here is more from iTunes: “Knowing exactly when your train will arrive will reduce the time you spend waiting on the subway platform, and let you know of any service delays or reroutes before you pay your fare.”

At launch the app, called Subway Time, includes this information for the 1,2,3 lines, the 4,5,6 lines and the Shuttle.

NY1 has more: “Android and Windows versions are being developed and the MTA is also looking to include real-time arrival info on its website.”