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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Power Nap With This Head-Consuming Ostrich Pillow
12:04:57 AM
With the hectic 24-7 pace of modern life, many people may yearn to emulate the well-worn myth of ostriches when frightened or scared: that is, bury their heads in the sand. A new product called the "Ostrich Pillow" claims to help users do just...

Bots Drive 16% of U.S. Web Traffic [INFOGRAPHIC]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 11:28 PM
Along with trolls and Rickrolls, bots are the scourge of the Internet. Automated clicks on ads and other web content drive down value, diminish investments and hurt integrity. And the bot problem only seems to be getting worse as technology...

Apple Cites Improved Working Conditions in Foreign Factories [REPORT]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 10:59 PM
Apple is making some progress toward correcting poor working conditions and human rights abuses at its supplier plants, including China's Foxconn factories, which have initiated global criticism, on-site riots and worker suicides. Apple updated...

Bizarre YouTube Video Removes Music From 'Gangnam Style'
Saturday, September 29, 2012 10:48 PM
By now, you may be sick of "Gangnam Style," and all of its many parodies, remixes and covers. Will removing the music from Psy's viral video hit make it more palatable? A new YouTube video shows the Korean singer going through all the familiar...

These Robots Can Help Disabled Officers, Veterans Get Back to Work [VIDEO]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 10:30 PM
The 1987 science fiction film RoboCop introduced us to a brave cyborg law enforcer who was "part man, part machine" and "all cop." Today, the idea of a police officer who's part-robot no longer seems so far-fetched. Florida International...

Biodegradable Medical Implants Dissolve in Water [VIDEO]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 10:07 PM
Scientists from the University of Illinois, Tufts University and Northwestern University, have created a new kind of silicon, infused with magnesium and wrapped in silk, that dissolves in water. In a report the September 28 issue of Science...

5 Easy Steps To Make Your Job Descriptions Go Viral
Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:45 PM
A Community Manager job description recently got 57 tweets, 20 likes, and 3,979 views. How'd they do it? First, let's back up for a second. It's no secret there are more online venues to search for jobs than ever before. According...

Why Social Media Makes Customer Service Better
Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:28 PM
By the end of the year, 80% of companies plan to use social media for customer service. On the consumer side, 62% of customers have already used social media for customer service issues. Gartner predicts one billion users will be on social...

10 Essential Resources for Bootstrapping Businesses
Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:01 PM
In the Bootstrapping Business Series, Mashable talked to a ton of entrepreneurs about how they got started, what tools they live by and what they wished they had known at the beginning. The result is a deep pool of tips and tricks for aspiring...

The Digerati: 7 Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs
Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:46 PM
In the Day in the Life Series, Mashable hand-picked seven successful tech entrepreneurs to follow for a day. We wanted to know what their routine is like, what they eat for lunch, how much time they spend in meetings, who they seek out for advice...

10 Amazing Google Earth and Maps Discoveries
Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:33 PM
Today, it's easy to be an explorer -- all you need is a computer, access to satellite technology and a sense of adventure. Google makes it even simpler with Google Earth and Google Maps, letting you travel virtually to any place in the world with...

Former Employee Explains Why He Was Fired From Facebook
Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:29 PM
Getting fired sucks. Now imagine how it would feel to get canned from Facebook, only to watch it become a social phenomenon and the world's largest social network. Noah Kagan has lived through that experience. On Saturday, the AppSumo founder...

6 Apps You Don't Want to Miss
Saturday, September 29, 2012 6:44 PM
Every weekend, we keep you updated on the latest and greatest apps released each week by creating a roundup of our favorites -- both new and updated. This week, we found an app that helps you discover new places nearby, and another that helps you...

'People Style Watch' Sells Ads on Its Twitter Page
Saturday, September 29, 2012 6:16 PM
Though advertisers have generally been slow to adopt Twitter's latest redesign of its profile pages, media companies are leading the charge and one -- Time Inc. -- seems to have found a way to profit off of the new format. Time's People Style...

Which Are the Most Social Colleges? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 5:24 PM
Social Media has become pervasive. You use it, we use it, even celebrities and sports stars use it. Companies have begun using it long time ago as well and, naturally, colleges and universities have followed suit. After all, most of their current...

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