Geek Meditation Session

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site. (Click on the image to see a bigger version.)

Confirmed: Twitter Plans to Announce Photo-Sharing Service This Week

Twitter will announce a photo-sharing service at the D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. this week, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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News Byte

Deposed Egyptian President Fined for Internet Shutdown

An Egyptian administrative court fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two former officials the equivalent of $91 million on Saturday for cutting mobile and Internet services during protests in January. It was the first court ruling to be made against Mubarak since he was ousted on February 11.

Why Rolling Stone’s Cover Won’t Be on an iPad Anytime Soon

I don’t think that gives you much advantage as a magazine reader to read it on the tablet — in fact less so. It’s a little more difficult. From the publisher’s point of view I would think they’re crazy to encourage it.

Digital unenthusiast Jann Wenner, explaining why he’s not rushing to create special versions of his magazines — US Weekly, Men’s Journal and Rolling Stone — for the iPad or any other tablet. Well worth reading the entire interview in AdAge.

Lady Gaga Gives FarmVille a Boost, But Can it Last?

Can a Lady Gaga promotion provide a lift to Zynga’s two-year-old FarmVille? You betcha. Unfortunately, it lasts for much less time than the pop singer will likely stay at the top of the charts.