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August 22nd, 2011 by in Images, Links

6 Reasons The Guy Who’s Fixing Your Computer Hates You – [Cracked]

The 20 Most Annoying Things About Your Annoying Childhood Friend [BuzzFeed]

New Participatory Meme – Stocking: Recreating Stock Photos[Uproxx]

Skype Acquires Year-Old Group Messaging Service GroupMe[TechCrunch]

Skype will acquire group messaging service GroupMe, a service that was born at a hackathon at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York in 2010. GroupMe was founded by Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci.

GroupMe allows you to create on the fly private phone groups with others, and then send text messages throughout the group and set up free conference calls.

An Update On The Rebel Siege Of Tripoli[The Atlantic Wire]

The Libyan rebels are continuing their rapid advance into the heart of Tripoli, as Muammar Qaddafistations tanks near his Bab Azaziya compound in a defiant last stand. Al-Jazeera is reporting that central Tripoli is still very dangerous because of “pockets of pro-Qaddafi resistance and the presence of snipers and artillery fire,” with loyalists still controlling about 20 percent of the city. But the rebels are increasingly taking control of state institutions, including, most recently, Libyan state television, which was still carryingpro-Qaddafi programs on Monday. BBC reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes captured the intense fighting still raging in the capital when the convoy of rebels he was accompanying was ambushed by pro-Qaddafi forces this morning.

Related: AlJazeera’s Live Coverage

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