Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech stories so far. We’ll cover a few of these throughout the day but feel free to get a head start.
After Blocking Twitter, Egypt Reportedly Starts Restricting Access To Facebook
Twitter has confirmed that it’s been blocked in Egypt amid protests. TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook may now be at risk as well.
Obama Pushes Innovation in Tech-Heavy State of the Union
President Obama looked to technology innovation as one of the keys to “winning the future” during his State of the Union address last night.
Will.i.am named Intel’s director of creative innovation
Link: LA Times
Notice a trend developing? Polaroid has Lady Gaga, HP has Dr. Dre, and now Intel has Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, who “will contribute to the company by way of music and input in developing smart phone, tablets and laptops,” according to the LA Times.
Verizon’s iPhone hot spot to cost $20 a month
Aside from the $30 unlimited data plan you’ll be able to (or “have to” depending upon your outlook) get with the Verizon iPhone, you’ll be able to turn it into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot for another $20 per month.
“Let The Hacking Begin” Declares Person Who Hacked Zuckerberg’s Facebook Fan Page
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apparently had his own fan page hacked. Clearly this is a sign of the apocalypse, right?
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