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University patents often sit there on the shelf. One startup thinks crowdsourcing could revive them.
Foreign recruits are the newest cogs in the crowdsourcing machine.
Swype’s Living Language feature adds slang to its auto-complete dictionary by watching what users type.
Taking aim at Google, the largest social network wants a database describing as many things as possible.
Low-tech phone technology allows images to be sent as bitmaps in text messages, opening up applications for the world’s poorest.
A startup pays people around the world to log prices in their local stores each day, offering a real-time way to track how economies are doing.
New features could make a Web tool that has helped track events in Japan and the Middle East even more useful.
Software lets citizens snap and geographically tag urban blight.
A new search engine, Blekko, uses human editors to promote quality pages and block spam content from its results.