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Google Street View takes you on a tour of ancient Egypt

Have you always dreamed of touring ancient Egypt but don’t have the money needed to make the dream a reality? Fret not as Google recently deployed staffers to the region equipped with Trekker camera systems to capture 360-degree imagery on…

Syrian Internet outage persists, Speak2Tweet allows phone tweets

It appears Syria's recent and continued Internet outage has rekindled public interest in Google's Speak2Tweet service. Speak2Tweet allows individuals without Internet access to use Twitter by calling a voicemail system. The audio messages left behind are then made publicly available on…

Twitter year in review: top topics of 2011

As part of Twitter’s multi-part 2011 Year in Review report, the company has revealed a list of hot topics covering a variety of categories. The top hashtags, comprised of current events and Internet memes, include #egypt, #tigerblood, and #threewordstoliveby. These…

China starts censoring the word "Egypt"

China's communist government is trying to make it harder for its citizens to discuss the mass protests currently occurring in Egypt. Chinese officials are wary of violent uprisings in parts of their country, and so have begun blocking the word…

Google lets Egypt send voice tweets sans Internet

In response to the Internet blackout in Egypt, a small group of engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow have developed a "speak-to-tweet" service that lets anyone send messages over Twitter without an Internet connection. Users can tweet by leaving a…