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Spreezio Serves Up Deals From Merchants Based On Where You Live (TechCrunch)
...Here’s how Spreezio works: you sign up as a shopper, and browse Spreezio’s product database, which includes over 35 million items, to find what you’re looking for, using the category icons or search bar. Once you’ve found a corresponding item, you can indicate how much you’d be willing to pay for it or what percentage of discount you’d expect in order to get you to go out and buy it from the merchants who can supply it.
Cellphone Encryption Code Is Divulged (New York Times)
...Simon Bransfield-Garth, the chief executive of Cellcrypt, a company based in London that sells software, said Mr. Nohl’s efforts could put sophisticated mobile interception technology — limited to governments and intelligence agencies — within the reach of “any reasonable well-funded criminal organization.”
Plan a trip in one click (Google Lat Long Blog)
Updates to Google's City Tours service, a virtual tour guide, now provides complete walking direction and allows users to import a My Map as a tour.
Pro HDR brings high dynamic range photography to your iPhone 3GS (eyeApps LLC)
This iPhone 3GS app promises to let "you capture an image exposed for the highlights and another exposed for the shadows. It then automatically aligns and blends the images, giving you a gorgeous 3-megapixel HDR image like nothing you've ever seen from such a tiny device." Check out the example photos that show the underexposed, overexposed and HDR images.
Lighter Side: 2009 in Social Media: A Noise to Signal Retrospective (Noise to Signal)