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Submission + - Joss Whedon to Direct the Avengers (

olyar writes: Great news for Joss fans and comic fans alike. Looks like Joss is going to direct the Avengers movie. Best commentary I saw came via @DRUNKHULK on Twitter: "JOSS WHEDON TO DIRECT AVENGERS MOVIE! OUT OF TRADITION FOX HOPE FIND WAY TO TAKE MOVIE AWAY FROM HIM!"
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Submission + - Twitter Grows Up, Adds 'Promoted Tweets' ( 1

CWmike writes: Twitter is finally taking off the training wheels and moving into the world where real businesses tread with the launch on Tuesday of its first advertising model, dubbed 'Promoted Tweets.' The microblogging phenom has long avoided coming up with a business plan or even talking about one. Just last October, Twitter CEO Evan Williams told an audience at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that the company wanted to focus on developing the site, instead of on a business model. But the time has come for Twitter to figure out how to make money over the long haul. It's a decision that makes the company look less like a grand hobby and more like an actual business, said analyst Rob Enderle. 'Twitter is growing up,' Enderle said. 'It helps take them from a dot-com-like questionable start-up to a real business.' However, analyst Dan Old isn't so sure that Twitter users will welcome the change. 'There will be a vocal minority of users who will hate any advertising at all,' Olds said. '[Many] users understand that it's necessary and will accept it as long as it doesn't interfere with their usage. But if the ads look like regular tweets, that could cause some serious outrage from users who feel that Twitter is attempting to deceive them.'

Submission + - Google Search Tricks and Tips (

PCWizKid's Tech Talk writes: "Did you know Google Search can be used as a Calculator, World time, Flight Status checker or a Dictionary? These are some of the many things that you can do with a specific type of search in Google. PCWizKid has put together a video with various quick tips and tricks on how to utilize Google to the fullest."

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