Hulu Profits Approach the Big B, Genetically Gifted Sleepless Elite, France's Ironic Privacy Rules, and More...

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Obama to Host Facebook Townhall

Obama will join Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook HQ to answer user-submitted questions via a live Facebook stream broadcast.

App Counts Calories Through a Picture

Meal Scan gives estimated calorie counts of pics taken of food. Now, the technology is still evolving, and its not always wholly accurate. But, it might be especially good for new dieters and an indication of tech trends.

An App for Swapping Goods with Neighbors

Swap.com's new iPhone app lets users scan bar codes of items around their house, such as books, and put them up on a wishlist exchange network of people looking for items.

Hulu's Big Profits

Hulu is poised to make half a billion dollars in 2011 and saw a 50% increase in advertisers in Q1.

The Sleepless Elite

A handful of genetically blessed workaholics need far less sleep than the average person--only a few hours a night, sometimes much less.

Tech Giants Go After France's Ironic Privacy Mandate

Google and Facebook, along with 20 tech companies are pushing back against France's mandate to keep personal data, such as physical addresses and passwords, in case of a policy inquiry--ironic, given their recent legal action against Google Street View and wifi data.

(Bill) Clinton Launches Social Media for College Finance

The Clinton Global Initiative University program aims to make finding dollars for college easier, with step-by-step tutorials, a sophisticated search engine, and deep Facebook integration--details are still emerging

Eery Video of Life-like Robots and Their Human Counterparts

Sources: Mashable, TechCrunch, Tree Hugger, Social Times, WSJ, AFP (Google Hosted), Youtube

 

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