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Twitter to ChargeApr 1, 9pm

Twitter has found a new way to make money from its users, and the opinions are mixed. No matter what the opinion, there is no doubt that the new method is unique. [ads]Twitter will soon begin to charge $5 a month for its customers to use the full version of its service.

UI Softball to Host "Awareness Day"Apr 1, 9pm

This weekend will be a very big day for the powerful University of Iowa softball team as they will host an "Awareness Day" this coming Saturday. [ads]The event is focused on raising awareness of issues within the community, with the help of organizations that the team has been working with throughout the year.

YouTube Announces to Shutdown in April Fool's PrankMar 31, 11pm

Youtube announced that it will no longer accept video entries on April Fool’s and that the site was just an eight-year contest to look for the best video.

Google announces this year's April Fool's prankMar 31, 6pm

April Fool's Day is tomorrow, and the pranks will all be around. Many websites have their pranks in store for this year, and Google is one of these sites. Google will be changing its Map service to a treasure map to join in the April Fool's Day fun.

No patent for AppleMar 31, 5pm

It's bad news for Apple.According to a an article recently released on slashgear.com, Apple applied for a patent on their new iPad mini, but the patent was denied. [ads]After the technology giant introduced its new iPad mini version, Apple applied for a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the device.

Iowa City pulls recruitment video from its websiteMar 30, 7pm

A recruitment video for the Iowa City Police Department has caused some concerns with the community members and, as a result, has been taken off the police department's website. [ads]The Iowa City Police Department posted the recruitment video that suddenly raised concerns over three years ago.

Microsoft and Google cross over to PCsMar 30, 7pm

Lately, many technology companies have been reaching out of their niches and crossing over to other types of technology. Two unusual trends like this have started for PCs that can have a significant impact on the technology world, according to CNet.

Apple may be set to take on the gaming worldMar 29, 5pm

It may be just a rumor, but regardless, the rumor is that Apple, Inc., the famous makers of so many devices that are top of the line, has made a decision to take on the gaming world with the creation of a brand new dedicated gaming controller.

Iowa City joins the marriage equality movementMar 29, 5pm

Recently all over the United States, the talk has been about marriage equality. Now, Johnson County and Iowa City have decided to play a part in that discussion as Johnson County officials voted on their position in the discussion.

Amazon Acquires GoodreadsMar 28, 10pm

Amazon has announced that they have bought one of the leading social reading services, Goodreads. Amazon has recently acquired Goodreads, which boasts over 16 million members and a catalogue of more than 360 million books, in which they are adding 22 million more each month.
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