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2010-11-30 15:38:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 4 and 5, in over twenty locations around the world, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, NASA and The World Bank will host the third Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), their progressive initiative that brings together volunteer software developers and experts in disaster risk management for a weekend-long "hackathon" to create software solutions that can help mitigate or respond to disasters around the world and help save lives. This RHoK will see...

2010-11-19 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looking to make a difference? NASA, Google, Microsoft, The World Bank and Yahoo! are inviting software developers, independent computer experts and students to participate in the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event on Dec. 4 and 5 in several locations around the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) RHoK is a global event that will use technology to make the world a better place by building a community...

2010-11-16 05:18:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Plonk Wine Merchants, an Internet-based wine retailer that specializes in selling top-notch, small-production, and obscure wines from around the globe all under $30 per bottle, just announced the launch of its cutting-edge wine club. In addition to shipping wine to its members on a monthly basis, the Plonk Wine Club will feature a series of interactive online wine tastings led by an arsenal of acclaimed winemakers from around the world via live...

2010-06-11 17:00:00

LAS VEGAS, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- For a limited time only, organizers of APPCON(TM) 2010 are offering prospective attendees a chance to save up to half-off the conference registration and pre-event package fees for the world's only mobile App-centric forum. During its June Special, APPCON(TM) 2010 registration is just $495 for the conference and $795 for the complete pre-event sessions and conference package. To take advantage of this special pricing, registrations must be made online...

2010-06-02 18:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Google, Microsoft, NASA, the World Bank and Yahoo! are unlikely partners in a progressive initiative called Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) with the mission to mobilize a global community of technologists to solve real-world problems through technology. RHoK collaborates with subject matter experts to define problems and then sets loose the best and brightest hackers to solve them over the course of a single weekend. RHoK's second Hackathon will be...

2010-03-15 08:34:00

LAS VEGAS, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile App developers from around the world will hit the Las Vegas strip this summer to learn, network and strut their stuff when APPCON(TM) 2010, the world's only App-centric event for independent and enterprise mobile App developers, kicks off Tuesday, August 24 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Bringing together best-in-breed mobile industry leaders, APPCON(TM) is the primary forum where developers, device and accessory manufacturers and carriers...

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2009-12-11 10:40:00

The impact of text messaging on the decline of formal writing among teens has been debated in pedagogical circles ever since cell-phone ownership became an adolescent rite of passage in the mid-2000s. But according to a University of Illinois expert in media literacy, not only are critics who argue that texting is synonymous with literary degradation wrong, they also often overlook the bigger role that texting and its distant cousin, "tweeting," could play in education and research. Carol L....

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2009-09-22 09:15:00

Parents, get ready to say OMG and watch your teens roflol. This will prolly comes as a bit of a shock to UR system, but findings from a group of University of Alberta researchers show that language commonly used in instant messaging has no effect on your child's spelling abilities. If anything, says study author Connie Varnhagen, using language variations commonly used in instant messaging and texting is actually a good sign. Varnhagen's findings come from a class-based study that was...

2009-08-26 00:18:40

Studies show texting is the worst driving distraction but a survey in Washington indicates more people in the state say they text while driving. A survey by Pemco Insurance in Seattle, conduct in June, reveals 18 percent of drivers in Washington state who use electronic devices admit to reading or sending text messages while driving. We're concerned about this trend, especially since many young drivers are part of a generation that uses texting so heavily, Pemco spokesman Jon Osterberg says...

2009-02-11 21:33:34

Indiana researchers say when men and women text message each other, women who use non-standard language techniques like emoticons. Indiana University researchers Susan Herring and Asta Zelenkauskaite said when the exchanges occur via text messaging in a public venue -- in this case, Italy's real-time interactive music television channel Allmusic -- it is the women who push their messages closest to the character-count limit, use more abbreviations and insertions and use more emoticons --...