For the last three years, there have been more than 40 acquisitions of location-oriented technology startups. Though location startups are all the rage right now, so far this year there have only been 15 deals. Could we be due for a deluge of deals?via gigaom.com
The atomic bomb was first tested on July 16, 1945.via en.rian.ru
This Infographic charts fans’ use of Twitter hashflags (like #esp or #usa) in their Tweets during the 2010 World Cup, with a background showing Tweets-per-second (TPS) over the same period (June 11-July 11, 2010).
When you look at this graphic, think of it like a soundwave -- the louder and more consistent the “noise,” the bigger the impact in all directions. Countries’ flags represent use of their hashflag. The size of the flag “waves” fluctuate with the frequency & consistency of tweets containing each country’s hashflag.via www.flickr.com
Timeline of the largest offshore spill in US story.via woorkup.com
Sure Facebook privacy issues can be frustrating, but what’s the alternative? With more than 400 million users, no other social media platform has been able to touch Facebook’s grip on person-to-person networking. But rumors have already started to fly that Facebook may soon face some stiff new competition.
BP's struggle to contain an oil spill off Louisiana coast. This interactive timeline charts events since the accident, the estimates of oil leaking into the ocean, and the clean-up costs for the worst environmental disaster ever to hit the US.