Monday, August 01, 2011

The Sift 201-205

The Sift 201: Google
  • Google Launches $280 Million Fund to Finance the Installation of Home Solar Panels
  • Google To Digitize 250,000 British Library Books
  • Google Now Reaches 1 Billion People Per Month
  • Google Translate Now Supports 5 More Indic Languages
  • Google starts highlighting content creators, will never forget that music blog you had in college

The Sift 202: Music
  • How Dad’s Music Indicates What You Listen To Today
  • How to Use Google Music on an iPad or iPhone
  • Julian Treasure: Shh! Sound health in 8 steps (Video)
  • Julian Treasure: The 4 Ways Sound Affects Us (Video)
  • Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong (Video)

The Sift 203: Social Media and Social Charity
  • Call Your Friends Right From Facebook
  • Craigslist Founder Launches $100,000 Social Giving Competition
  • Notes from #blogbiz
  • Versace Deletes Facebook Protest, Prevents 500,000 Fans from Posting to Page
  • In Iceland, constitutions are written on Facebook

The Sift 204: Space
  • NASA collects proposals for space fueling stations
  • NASA Wants To Send Astronauts To Mars Within 20 Years in New Deep Space Vehicle
  • NASA abandons Mars rover Spirit, chooses to remember the good times
  • China unveils space station, launching by 2020
  • Satellites Tracking Adaptation of Takahashi EM400

The Sift 205: Microsoft
  • Microsoft turns to crowdsourcing service to swat away patent trolls
  • Microsoft incentivizing chipmakers and tablet manufacturers to form 'sole alliances'?
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango massive in-depth preview
  • Kinect / iPad hack should help you get Obi-Wan's attention (video)
  • Microsoft snatches up a pair of Sony related domains, internet runs amok with rumors

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