Looking Out: Marylander's LGBT history app marks first anniversary

Looking Out: Marylander's LGBT history app marks first anniversary

A Maryland woman's simple smartphone app that chronicles major LGBT moments in history has reached a milestone of its own: Its one-year anniversary.

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Facebook low in customer satisfaction, Pinterest ranks high: survey

Facebook low in customer satisfaction, Pinterest ranks high: survey

Pinterest users have a high rate of customer satisfaction, according to a new survey by an independent research group. Facebook and LinkedIn users? Not so much.

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Baltimore's website gets new look, overhaul

Baltimore's website gets new look, overhaul

Visitors to Baltimore’s website will find a new sleek look in a design that’s also supposed to help the public find answers to their questions more easily.

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3D printing offers twist on conventional knee replacements

3D printing offers twist on conventional knee replacements

Three months ago, Cindy Colvin could barely walk. Shopping sprees to feed her "first addiction, retail" were out of the question, as were the essentials — getting groceries, tending to household chores and making it into work.

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Facebook tests new 'buy' button for online purchases in U.S.

Facebook tests new 'buy' button for online purchases in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is testing a new "buy" button on its website that will let consumers purchase products that are advertised on its social network.

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Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision over 'Call of Duty'

Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision over 'Call of Duty'

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing the Santa Monica video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. for depicting him and using his name without his permission in one of the fastest-selling video games.

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Facebook: World Cup was biggest social media event ever

Facebook: World Cup was biggest social media event ever

Brazil's World Cup was the biggest social media event on record involving 350 million Facebook users worldwide, the company claimed Monday, as it made strides into the so-called "real-time" market dominated by Twitter.

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MTA to offer tracking of buses via smartphone

MTA to offer tracking of buses via smartphone 

Users of the Maryland Transit Administration's bus system will be able to track buses in their area via their smartphones and other mobile devices starting this fall, one of many changes announced Monday as part of the agency's multiyear bus improvement plan.

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Maryland Transportation Authority warns of E-ZPass scam

Maryland Transportation Authority warns of E-ZPass scam

Maryland Transportation Authority officials are warning of an email phishing scam that asks E-ZPass holders to pay their toll debts online.

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Astronaut shares bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore

Astronaut shares bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore

Cockeysville native and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman shared a bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore with his Twitter followers Monday, the latest in a string of interesting perspectives he has shared.

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Facebook scores record 1 billion interactions for World Cup

Facebook scores record 1 billion interactions for World Cup

With 1 billion posts, likes and comments in just the first half of the World Cup, the soccer tournament is already the most talked-about event in Facebook's decade-long history, data obtained by Reuters showed.

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RedOwl reports $4.6 million in new financing

RedOwl reports $4.6 million in new financing

Baltimore data analysis firm RedOwl Analytics announced Tuesday it has raised $4.6 million in new capital from investors, including several San Francisco-based venture capitalists and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.

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Microsoft store opening Saturday in Towson Town Center

Microsoft store opening Saturday in Towson Town Center

Maryland will get its second Microsoft store on Saturday with an opening at Towson Town Center, the technology giant said Monday.

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BWI pay phones remade for electronic devices

BWI pay phones remade for electronic devices

Out with the old, in with the new. Three banks of pay phones at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport have been converted to charging stations for electronic devices, a small upgrade big on symbolism and commentary on our changing times.

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Oracle reportedly near deal for Columbia-based Micros Systems

Oracle reportedly near deal for Columbia-based Micros Systems

Stock in Columbia-based Micros Systems Inc. surged Tuesday after a report that it was about to be acquired by technology giant Oracle Corp.

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Microsoft opens specialty store at Columbia mall

Microsoft opens specialty store at Columbia mall

Microsoft's first specialty retail store in Maryland opened Thursday morning inside the Columbia mall to a queue of approximately 100 eager shoppers.

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TweetDeck hacked: Twitter client back online after security breach

TweetDeck hacked: Twitter client back online after security breach

If your Twitter account suddenly retweeted a heart and a seemingly random string of letters and numbers, you aren't alone: TweetDeck was hacked.

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E3 2014 | Electronic Entertainment Expo

E3 2014 | Electronic Entertainment Expo

See pictures from E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Google showcases 5th-grader's winning doodle, a kaleidoscopic purifier

Google showcases 5th-grader's winning doodle, a kaleidoscopic purifier

The winner of Google's annual Doodle 4 Google contest is featured on the search engine giant's homepage today. Audrey Zhang, a 5th-grader from New York, created the doodle, which was chosen from among 100,000 entries.

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Mindgrub Technologies moves to former Phillips site in Locust Point

Mindgrub Technologies moves to former Phillips site in Locust Point

When app developer Mindgrub Technologies outgrew its space for the umpteenth time, CEO Todd Marks did what any good tech entrepreneur would do — he turned to Google.

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Md. lures software firm Salsa Labs with $1 million investment

Md. lures software firm Salsa Labs with $1 million investment

A $1 million investment from a state economic development fund, which officials called the largest in the fund's history, is luring software company Salsa Labs and its 50 employees to Maryland.

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Baltimore incubator generated nearly $174 million in direct economic activity

Baltimore incubator generated nearly $174 million in direct economic activity

City officials praised the role of a business incubator Wednesday in helping boost the city's economic growth, pointing to a study that attributes nearly $174 million in direct economic activity in the city to the incubator's current and recent tenants.

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Google building self-driving cars with no steering wheel, brake pedals

Google building self-driving cars with no steering wheel, brake pedals

Google is building cars that don't have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals, in an ambitious expansion of the Internet company's efforts to develop self-driving cars.

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Uber launches in Annapolis despite uncertain future in state

Uber launches in Annapolis despite uncertain future in state

The rideshare company Uber has launched services in Annapolis, despite having threatened to leave Maryland over potential regulatory changes.

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Illinois lawmaker wants to outlaw wearing Google Glass while driving

Illinois lawmaker wants to outlaw wearing Google Glass while driving

The future of distracted driving has arrived with the advent of Google Glass, but an Illinois lawmaker wants to outlaw wearing it behind the wheel before drivers start trying to get directions from images hanging directly in front of their eyes.

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UM supercomputer to boost complex research

UM supercomputer to boost complex research

Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park need more than a laptop, a room of standard servers or even a supercomputer dubbed Deepthought to tackle research exploring Saturn's rings, the earliest galaxies, fire dynamics and drug-resistant bacteria.

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15,000 retweets won't let students skip final exam

15,000 retweets won't let students skip final exam

A high school senior in Texas conducting a social experiment meant to reportedly free him (and the rest of his classmates) from their final exam won't get them out of taking the test after all.

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Southwest brings smartphone boarding passes to BWI

Southwest brings smartphone boarding passes to BWI

Southwest customers now need only an ID and a cellphone to fly out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

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Millennial Media shares tumble as losses widen; key executive to depart

Millennial Media shares tumble as losses widen; key executive to depart

Millennial Media shares tumbled 40 percent at the opening bell Thursday on news that its losses more than tripled in the first three months of 2014, despite a 47 percent surge in revenue year-over-year.

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Blogger sizes up social media in Howard races

Blogger sizes up social media in Howard races

When Scott Ewart started writing his "technology scorecards" in January of this year, his first thought was that the posts, which link to social media websites for every candidate in Howard County's burgeoning field of options, could be a good resource for voters.

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Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations

Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations

On one side are technologists, preaching that open access to unlimited Internet bandwidth is the bedrock of innovation for a 21st-century economy — and is under threat.

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Snapchat seeks growth, adds disappearing text messages, video chat

Snapchat seeks growth, adds disappearing text messages, video chat

Snapchat, the mobile app that rose to fame for its ability to let users send each other photos and videos that disappear after they’re viewed, has added text messages and video chats to its lineup of ephemeral features.

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Is new 'Sign in with Google' button first sign of Google+'s demise?

Is new 'Sign in with Google' button first sign of Google+'s demise?

The writing sure seems to be on the wall for Google+.

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