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By Emil Protalinski | February 10, 2012, 3:17pm PST Summary: The record for the number of comments on a single Facebook item is 1,001,552. It is almost double the previous record and was set over the course of three months. A new record has been set for the most comments on a single Facebook item: over 1 million responses. On October 30, 2011, Tracey Hodgson of the U.K. made a post on the Facebook Page for the Zynga freemium game FFG Pioneers. By January 31 (three months later), the post had accumulated 1,001,552 comments. The comments kept coming, but 1,001,552 is the number that…

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NEW YORK (AP) — A leading publisher of children’s books is taking a big step into the electronic market. Scholastic Inc. is developing an app called Storia, which includes around 1,300 e-books and multimedia e-books that can be bought directly from the publisher or from retailers. Such favorite picture series as “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Ready, Freddy!” will be in digital format for the first time. The app also will feature games, quizzes, interactive stories, an e-dictionary and a virtual book shelf that kids can organize. Scholastic Media president Deborah Forte says the idea is to make e-books “more accessible and…

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Published February 13, 2012 FoxNews.com A screen capture of the MySpace Web site. (MySpace.com) Is Myspace the hot new social network? In the grey days of prehistory, back when Facebook was just a dream in Mark Zuckerberg’s mind, Myspace was the hit network, attracting over 75 million unique users. When it was bought from News Corp. in 2010, that number was at 33 million and dropping. Since December, when the company introduced a new music player, sign ups have skyrocketed, the New York Times first reported — and the company on Monday, Feb. 13, officially announced that more than one million new users had joined the…

February 9, 2012 0Comment

Written By Maxim Lott Published February 08, 2012 FoxNews.com Thousands of college students and city-dwellers have ditched car ownership for Zipcar’s service, accessible online and through the app shown here. And prices could be lower — if not for government policies. (Zipcar) RELATED STORIESHackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec after stealing source codeIn modern valentine quest, dating is digitalTop 6 Facebook annoyances and how to fix themDaredevil to plunge from outer space, break sound barrier Could your favorite apps soon be banned in your city? From the online taxi service Uber — which regulators are trying to keep out of Washington, D.C….

February 9, 2012 0Comment

Written By Zach Epstein Published February 08, 2012 BGR AP With only three iPhone models in its lineup, Apple shipped more smartphones last quarter than any other vendor in the world. Carriers that sell Apple’s sought-after smartphone enjoy huge activation figures each quarter as a result, but activations and unit sales don’t necessarily paint a complete picture. In fact, according to some industry watchers, carriers hate the iPhone. Wireless carriers trip over themselves to offer Apple’s iPhone, especially in the United States. Sprint wanted the handset so badly it was willing to guarantee Apple $15.5 billion over four years for the privilege of selling its sleek smartphone, and…

February 9, 2012 0Comment

Published February 08, 2012 FoxNews.com An invitation to Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona. (Microsoft) Related Slideshow     Microsoft Previews Next-Gen Windows 8 Operating System       Tech Toys: The Hottest Gadgets of the Week   RELATED STORIESNASA puts out call for more space taxisWhy AT&T, Verizon, and other carriers hate the Apple iPhone On Feb. 29, Microsoft will pull the covers off Windows 8 — a radical rethinking of the operating system that runs most of the world’s computers. And it has one clear goal in sight: the iPad. The software giant sent out invitations on Wednesday to an…