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Archive for December, 2008

As Deadline Approaches, Digital TV Converter Coupons Are Coveted

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

In less than two months, television broadcasters will go all-digital, permanently shutting off the traditional analog signals they’ve relied on for more than half a century. Government officials say that means TV watchers have just two days to order coupons for the digital converter boxes they’ll need to keep watching those antennaed sets.

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In Their Search for Help, Fairfax Schools Find Google

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Google marked its arrival in Reston with an open house at its colorful office on Library Street this month and the announcement of a partnership with Fairfax County public schools.

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Our Picks: The Most Entertaining Web Videos of 2008

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The viral Web is infinitely vast, highly personal and totally ephemeral. A video that enthralls one viewer perplexes another, and either way it’s replaced within hours by a new meme. Talking cats give way to precocious toddlers give way to Barack Rolling. So in a fragmented medium with something for everyone, the most astounding alignment is when there’s one thing for everyone, when for a single moment the whole country seems to be laughing, groaning and forwarding the same thing.

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Wal-Mart to start selling iPhones on Sunday

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday it will start selling Apple Inc’s iPhone on Sunday, but the popular cell phones that can surf the web will not be priced as low as some anticipated.

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