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Former Google CEO Teams Up W/ Lady Gaga For Social Startup

Right when you thought you saw it all, you read this headline. A new social startup called Backplane has raised over $1 million in venture funding, and is run my former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. Interestingly enough, Lady Gaga invested in the startup and owns 20% of Backplane.

The social startup will launch soon and is designed to build communities around musicians and sports teams. The service also integrates updates from Facebook and Twitter, keeping close tabs on social. With Schmidt recently announcing that he regrets not giving Google more of a social presence, this might be a project that the former CEO hopes will bring him back to the likes of Google, perhaps to obtain his former position?

Near-Field Communications Technology To Replace Wallets?

According to the Huffington Post, Near-Field Communication was created in 2004, and the first phone enabled with the technology came in 2007. NFC is a wireless technology that enables devices to communicate with each other and exchange data at close range(within four centimeters). The NFC Forum claims that it is a ‘read’ and ‘write’ technology. Communication between two NFC-compatible devices will happen when one waves/touches one device with another. The benefit? The technology would allow users…

Pay Up!! — The NY Times Wants Your Money

The New York Times launched a new pay model in Canada and expects to implement it in the United States and globally by March 28th. The model? NY Times plans on charging readers for full access to articles on smartphones, tablet computers, and the Internet.

The Times’ new pay model will allow casual readers to access the New York Times, but once the viewer goes over his or her 20 article-per-month allotment, he or she will have to pay…