Curation Monday – August 26, 2013

Tech-based news bites from across the web

Introducing Internet.org, a new initiative aimed at bringing the benefits of internet access to all the good girls and boys on the planet through collaboration within the tech industry. Via @thenextweb.  And then there’s Google’s Project Loon – experimenting with balloons to bring internet access to remote areas of the world. Via @HispanicBizMag. One way or another, the internet should one day be available to everyone everywhere on Earth.

You’ve probably already seen this elsewhere – it’s been big news this week – Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, will be retiring from Microsoft within 12 months. Via @microsoft. Time for a Microsoft refresh.

Cool new update to Google search gives you more information about words than just their definition. Did you even know about Google’s dictionary definitions? Well, now you do.  Via @techcrunch

Wondering how to get more people to look at your blog posts? Improve your social snippets. Here’s how…  via @smexaminer

Looking for a new shade of nail polish? How about Facebook blue aka “social butterfly blue”? Sold only in the Facebook headquarters’ store. Via @mashable

Have we missed anything important? Do you know of anything new and exciting in the tech world that you’d like to share? Please do so in our comments section. Until next time, have a great week!

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Curation Monday – August 26, 2013