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At Google I/O last week, Google announced that its Google App Engine High Replication Datastore (HRD) - its schemaless object data storage service - currently processes over 4. With years of digital exhaust now behind us – over 240 billion photos on Facebook, 8 billion on Flickr, and not to mention the 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every month – we’re now transitioning to a time when we’re in need of smarter tools for organizing and accessing our personal data archives. We are updating this blog during the live congressional testimony of Apple CEO Tim Cook. More details will be added soon. Last year, Twitter announced something it called the Innovator's Patent Agreement (IPA), which would keep patents in the hands of the designers and engineers that came up with the technology behind them. Last week, representatives of many of the world's leading cities - including London, Boston, Mexico City, Barcelona and Christchurch - came to San Francisco to learn from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs about how to make their cities smarter. Tumblr is still shipping. Despite all the noise surrounding the Yahoo-Tumblr acquisition, the company has just pushed out an update to its iOS application introducing a new user interface that now includes the almost Path-like post chooser, previously introduced in the Android version. According to a new study, we really don’t have to worry too much about the nearly 1 in 4 children without access to FarmVille at home. MediaCorp, one of Singapore's two largest media companies, has poured $40 million into Reebonz in a deal that values the designer brand flash-sales site at about $200 million. Facebook still hasn't clawed its way back up to its $38 IPO price, but it's made steady progress since going public a year ago. Any programmer or blogger knows that when you work on the Internet, on a computer, it's easy to gain weight. Google's major developer conference, Google I/O, went down this week. Was it a bit of a letdown? Probably. One of the more interesting projects to emerge from Evernote’s 2013 Devcup hackathon is called Postach. On Monday, it seems that we may get a better sense of what Yahoo plans to build in the wake of its acquisition spree, as CNBC is reporting that the company will be holding a "product-related" news event on Monday in New York City. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twin Harvard graduates who famously sparred with Mark Zuckerberg over the founding of Facebook and are now working as tech investors through Winklevoss Capital, are part of the growing group of venture capitalists who have taken a keen interest in Bitcoins. Native Client - a technology that allows developers to run native compiled C and C++ code as part of their web apps - has long been a part of Google Chrome. There’s been a lot of talk about rooting your Glass device, or if its possible at all. Well, it is. Bitcoin exchange service Mt. Gox is experiencing some issues with U.S. authorities. The Department of Homeland Security issued a seizure warrant to Dwolla for the money in Mt. Amazon has just announced a new content deal with NBCUniversal, bringing a host of new television series to the video streaming platform. BitPay, the startup with ambitions to become the PayPal of the bitcoin world, is today announcing that it has raised another $2 million. BonitaSoft, a provider of an open source business process management (BPM) solution, has raised a $13 million Series C round led by the FSN PME Fund, a French government initiative to invest in technology companies to help them scale globally.