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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.