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After more than 1.3 million nominations and votes, the winners of the 2010 Mashable Awards have been announced including a must-follow Not for Profit. The Mashable Awards, formerly known as the Open Web Awards, highlight the best of technology and the web, with a particular focus on new web technology and social media. They also have a strong focus on ‘social good’ and harnessing the web to create positive social change.
Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is publishing a look at the best projects the flourishing site has seen over 2010 and the award winners are really uplifting for the spirit. Journalist/cartoonist Ted Rall, for example, used Kickstarter to fund a month of reporting inside Afghanistan. His cartoons from the field were sent first to the 211 Kickstarter supporters who funded his trip. Kickstarter helps people fund a project, almost any kind of project, by using its site as a platform for collecting donation pledges, publishing videos and updates and more. More than 380,000 people have now pledged over $30 million to fund home-recorded music projects, independent films and books and many other creative projects, in just 20 months since the site launched.
HitWise delivered another red flag to Internet giant Google when it reported Dec. 29 that Facebook was easily the most visited Website and most searched term overall in 2010.
Tech in 2010: Samurai CEO Ellison, Apple's Antennagate and More | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsDAccording to 2009′s safely-looking-ahead-at-the-year-to-come articles, 2010 was to be “a year of social media convergence.” It was to be a year in which The Cloud “became part of the everyday lexicon of business” and “a year of invention and innovation.” 2010 was to be not just “the year of the tablet,” but also “the year of the smartphone,” “the year of the tweet” and “the year of location.”
Three trends accelerated in 2010 that may redefine the way we shop for good: Social, local and mobile. And, in case that’s hard to remember, for short we will refer to it as “so-lo-mo,” like do-re-mi from the “Sound of Music,” except without much “Glee” for retailers.
Editor’s note : This guest post is written by Alex Ahlund, the former CEO and founder of AppVee and AndroidApps , which were acquired by mobile application directory Appolicious . You can read his previous iPhone app picks here and here
Last year, the world went app crazy. If anything, 2010 was the year of the mobile App Store—not only for Apple, but also for Android, Blackberry, and even Nokia. App store analytics firm Distimo has a new report looking at Great Mobile App Store Boom of 2010.
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Posted Friday, December 31, 2010 3:16PM ET by Gabe Rivera Permalink
Last year, when we looked at the top real-time Web products of 2009, we predicted that in 2010 the real-time Web was "likely to become a standard expectation on sites all around the world". Indeed, as we look back on the last year we find that many of the big innovations in terms of the real-time Web come in the form of implementations by companies like Google and Facebook. At the same time, there are still smaller players in the realm that have changed how (and how fast) we expect information on the Web to move and people interact. Just a year after companies like Facebook started offering a constantly updated stream of real-time content, we expect no less from nearly any site we visit and soon enough, calling something "real-time" will be like identifying something as "social". With that in mind, let's take a look at the top 10 products, innovations and developments in the world of the real-time Web in 2010. Google Instant: Search Goes Real-Time
I can’t remember a year during which computer security stories jumped so readily from the tech and business pages to the front page.
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It was the best of times , it was the worst of times — at least for Silicon Valley startups in 2010.
Jan 5 2011 As we reflect back on 2010 it is fun to remember the new companies we invested in during the year.
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