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Is Crowdsourcing the Secret to Creating Innovation in Government?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
ICANN Announces Hundreds of '.Whatever' Domain Claims
Acer Launches Sleek Iconia Tablet With Beautiful HD Display
Why Google's Spellcheck Changed 'Congresswoman' to 'Congressman'

Is Crowdsourcing the Secret to Creating Innovation in Government?
7:51:25 PMAlex Fitzpatrick
Are competitions and crowdsourcing the path to bringing government into the 21st century? The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy certainly thinks so. It hosted an event this week to discuss prize-based contests and recognize...

New App Bridges Communication Gap Between Devs and Small Biz
7:26:54 PMChristine Erickson
Small businesses today have many useful sites and products to help them get started with mobile app development, but this information might still feel useless if you don't understand JavaScript or HTML5. Tiggzi is a new app that hopes to level...

Why Google's Spellcheck Changed 'Congresswoman' to 'Congressman'
6:37:01 PMThe Atlantic
I was composing an article about Rep. Michele Bachmann on Monday when I noticed something odd: The spellcheck function of Google Docs had flagged a couple of words that weren't misspelled. One was "herself," in a sentence that referred to a...

Behind the Launch: Bringing Fresh Eyes to the Design
3:53:09 PMLauren Drell
In Mashable's new video series Behind the Launch, we're taking cameras behind the scenes at Vungle, an in-app video advertising startup. Vungle is quickly approaching launch, and the team gathers to talk marketing, positioning and UI. Two guys...

'The Mark' Turns iPhone into Your Personal Caddy
3:09:43 PMMarc Georges
The creators of a new iPhone case called The Mark hope it will be a hole-in-one with Kickstarter fans. Avid golfers, the trio behind The Mark, found that the iPhone had become an essential piece of equipment on the green for keeping score, stat...

ICANN Announces Hundreds of '.Whatever' Domain Claims
11:23:37 AMTodd Wasserman
Get ready for ".whatever." ICANN, the governing body for ".com" and other top-level domains, on Wednesday introduced a list of hundreds of new ones, including ".autoinsurance," ".google" and ".porn." The list includes several examples in which...

How to Build a Mobile App That Won't Drain Your Battery
10:22:46 AMBrady Donnelly
The advancement of mobile technology hasn't just led to social distraction -- it's also led to frustratingly rapid battery drain. While the phones of yesteryear were dull and basic, it was possible to go through a day or even two without the need...

Acer Launches Sleek Iconia Tablet With Beautiful HD Display
9:02:19 AMSamantha Murphy
PC manufacturer Acer launched on Wednesday its latest Android tablet to hit the market, boasting an HD display and a series of powerful specs. The 32GB Iconia Tab A700 tablet -- which is currently available for pre-sale in U.S. and Canada for...

NASA's New Telescope Will Illuminate Black Holes
4:26:52 AMSpace.com
A new space telescope due to launch June 13 will shed a bright light on some of the darkest and most mysterious parts of the universe. NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) spacecraft is set to launch at 11:30 a.m. EDT from an...

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