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The first official Apple iPhone commercial was aired in 2007 during the Oscars / Academy Awards.

The smartphone game Angry Birds has become incredibly popular with 50 million downloads occurring in just one year. In the game you shoot birds at pigs using slingshots while the pigs try to protect themselves. The Finnish company Rovio invented it. In fact, the firm was the first to develop and release video games as an app for mobile phones. Up to now it has invented more than 50 such games.

Apple App Store Surpassed 10 Billion Downloads

Apple made some big announcement today, it surpassed 10 billion downloads at its App Store and posted a big sign on it’s website for everyone to see. Marketing hype, probably, but 10 billion downloads adds up to some decent dollars even if only 10% are paid apps. Apple was offering a $10,000 iTunes gift card for the person to hit the 10′th billion download and was running a ticker as it counted towards that number.

The App Store launched in 2008 and has 20 categories including games, business, health, news, sports, reference and travel. Apple takes 30% of all apps sold thru the store and its been a money making cow so Apple also recently opened a Mac App Store to sell software for their other product lines. The app store has over 300,000 iPhone apps and more than 40,000 native iPad apps so their collection is very impressive. And mobile users have been downloading content at a rate of more than three billion apps per year.

Wayback Machine  Released a new BETA Version

The Internet Archive which has been running since 2001, has released a new BETA version of The Wayback Machine, which now use open source software. The move to open source makes the site faster and interface redesign makes it easier on your digital time traveling. Hence, now you can find stuff faster and much easier.

Google Offers, The Groupon Clone is Coming Soon

Google confirmed that it will be offering a service called “Google Offers,” designed to compete directly with the popular social buying site Groupon, which it could not buy. Google Offers is a new product to help potential customers find great deals in their area through a daily email. This is exactly how Groupon or LivingSocial operate, users receive an e-mail with a local deal of the day for their city and they have the opportunity to buy that deal within a time limit (typically 24hours). Once enough people purchase deal (or in Google case, the offer), the Google Offer is triggered and users get that all-too-familiar $10 for $20 deal.

Insane Baby Yoga Video is No Hoax

Russian yoga instructor Lena Fokina and a video of her “baby yoga” routine has gone viral and it is making many American cringe in horror. The video show Fokina taking a 2-week-old infant through exercises she calls “dynamic gymnastics.” but at times it looks like the baby’s arms and legs are about to be torn off. It’s insane and some thought it was just a hoax but apparently is a real video.

Phone Books Are Hardly Used — Study Confirms

A study conducted by Harris Interactive shows that nearly 70% of adults in the U.S. “rarely or never” use the phone book. Instead, most of them (60%) use the Internet to find contact information, a number that’s certain to continue to rise, especially as smart phone adoption and location-based services both grow. The study also indicates that only 22% recycle their phone books, and finds 87% support an opt-in where they would receive the phone book only if requested, up from 81% a year ago.

Trapster Hacked — Change your password

Trapster – creator of the popular mobile app that warns users about speed taps, was hacked and it is notifying its users to change their passwords.

“We believe it’s best to be cautious,” the company said. “So, we are telling users if they registered their account with Trapster, then it’s best to assume that their e-mail address and password were included among the compromised data.”

Verizon Files Lawsuit Over FCC Net Neutrality

Verizon has filed a lawsuit over the FCC net neutrality order. The company said the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision on the issue was outside the scope of its powers.

“We are deeply concerned by the FCC’s assertion of broad authority for sweeping new regulation of broadband networks and the Internet itself,” Verizon said in a statement.

The so-called net neutrality rules, in theory, were designed to balance the interests of ISP (internet service providers), content companies and consumers, but analysts predicted a court challenge based on its broad scope.