Unpakt Looks to Take a Load off the Moving Process

A new Web site aims to streamline the entire moving process.
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Facebook Suffers Temporary Service Outage in Europe

Facebook users in parts of Europe, including the U.K., were unable to access their Facebook accounts early Wednesday morning, due to what the company said were “technical difficulties.” Facebook said in a statement that the issue was now resolved. During the outage, some Facebook users took to Twitter to complain, posting with the hashtag “facebookdown.” Facebook last suffered a brief outage in early February, shortly after filing to go public.

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Sold Out! The $35 Raspberry Pi Mini-Computer.

The $35 Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized Linux-based computer originally created for educational purposes, has already sold out after it became available earlier today, following five years of research and development. The surge of traffic to Raspberry Pi’s Web site earlier today forced the company to temporarily put up a static page, where visitors have been directed to Twitter instead. The Verge reports that the $25 model of the mini-computer, which now will have 256 megabytes of RAM, is going into production “immediately.”

Netflix (Still) Really Doesn’t Want Your DVD Money

If you try hard, Reed Hastings will let you pay him for access to DVDs by mail. But he’d be happier if you stuck with streaming.
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Four Weird Things the Internet Is Doing to Our Understanding of Television

People seem really intent these days on fusing television with the Internet. On one level this makes no sense.

Welcome to the AllThingsD Redesign!

No, you’re not on the wrong site. And, yes, this is All Things D. A whole new redesign of All Things D, that is. Here’s a guide to make the transition easier.
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Nordstrom Acquires Flash Sales Site HauteLook for Up to $270 Million

Nordstrom has agreed to acquire four-year-old HauteLook, marking the department store’s first foray into online private sales.

Bing's Search Share Is Growing? Must Be All Those "Hiybbprqag" Searches, Eh Google?

Some encouraging new search metrics for Bing. Experian Hitwise data for January shows Microsoft’s search engine with 12.81 percent of the market, up from 10.6 percent in December–-a 21 percent gain. Add to that the 14.62 percent share claimed by the now-powered-by-Bing Yahoo, and Bing’s got more than a quarter of the U.S. search market.

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Hipmunk's Site Targets Travel "Agony"

A San Francisco startup believes it has come up with a way to make traveling — and using travel websites — a little less agonizing. Hipmunk, which just raised $4.2 million from a roster of online travel veterans and venture capitalists, gives users access to the familiar airline fares they’re used to on other sites.

New Digg CEO Calls Previous Launch "a Tragedy," Commits to Community

Five months after becoming CEO of Digg at a time of much turmoil, Matt Williams is finding a voice of his own, separate from founder Kevin Rose’s. Williams had what seemed to be a largely successful discussion with the Digg community, posted this week.