Using Landsat satellite images, Google has published a timelapse showing the growth of the Twin Cities metro core from 1984 through last year.SEE ALSO: How Minnesotans talk compared to the rest of the country [MAPS]One interesting detail is that you can clearly see the path of the 2011 north Minneap ... More >>
Here's news Michele Bachmann can be excited about.Best Buy's stock rose by four percent yesterday after a tech blogger wrote about an "interesting rumor" he heard -- Best Buy will devote in-store space to $1,500-a-piece Google Glass(es) next year.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann wears Google Glass: Top 10 ... More >>
It isn't quite as cool as this. Nor is it as LOL-worthy as this. But still -- not bad.SEE ALSO: George Takei shares "epic photobomb win" from Minnesota [UPDATED] A St. Paul man's rock n' roll salute will live in Google immortality (or at least until they update their maps), as he timed his gesture a ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
One of this year's most interesting Minneapolis City Council races is shaping up in the 3rd Ward, where embattled incumbent Diane Hofstede faces a strong challenge from young lawyer Jacob Frey.SEE ALSO: Diane Hofstede criticizes Jacob Frey on her Facebook page, gets blasted by commenters In January, ... More >>
Humboldt State University students recently combed through 150,000 geo-coded tweets to determine where America's 140-character racism and homophobia are concentrated.The researchers put together Google maps compiling their findings. You can zoom in or zoom out to focus on a particular region and sor ... More >>
YouTube's stars and multichannel networks are at odds over money and creative control as the site grows
Remember when Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival? Gimme Noise wasn't born yet, but the intrigue of that event carries to this day. A ripple of arguably equal or greater importance is upon us today: All City Pages blogs have upgraded from Disqus to Livefyre for reader comments. ... More >>
Congressman Keith Ellison has come out against SOPA. Rep. Ellison joins Wikipedia, Google, and millions of Americans across the country who are against SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act introduced by Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-Texas). A number of websites around the world have created an Internet "black ... More >>
Google announces purchase of ZagatGoogle has just announced the purchase of Zagat, the longtime publisher of restaurant ratings, bringing the search giant into the food sector and threatening nascent rival Yelp. So, today, I'm thrilled that Google has acquired Zagat. Moving forward, Zagat wil ... More >>
After rejecting a $6 billion purchase offer from Google, GoogleGroupon plans to IPO with a $30 billion valuation. Word on the street--from its SEC filing, actually--is that Groupon owes $681 million in current liabilities and has just $376 million in assets. But how can Groupon possibly lo ... More >>
Photo by Steve Cohen for City PagesThe Doggfather gets down in MPLSFor Twin Cities rap-loving stoners, Snoop Dogg's sporadic local gigs must bring about a feeling like that of a kid on Christmas (both occasions when the tree's at the center of the party). For those dedicated fans of the slick-tal ... More >>
Driving into Boston is a real mess. The streets change names all the time and change directions all the time. So, just when you think you have it figured out, and you turn off a street to turn around, you end up in a whole other mess. Luckily my dad Google-mapped the venue and g ... More >>
Cheese curds and smart phones mix at the State FairHere's a fun way to get your geek on this year at the Minnesota State Fair: Navigate your way to the fair's smart phone web application. Let's say you want to find cheese curds -- not that this much of a problem at the fair, but stay with us ... More >>
Taking a seat at the world's greatest slide show
The Twin Ports campaign to be dragged into the 21st Century takes another unorthodox turn.
Okay, fists up; let's do this.
As we hurtle towards 2010, Gimme Noise looks back on the deplorably pantsless of the last decade.
Join the conversation with T.D. Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
The Turf Club has never seen a better Wednesday.
Strange story out of Albany, Minn. today: An 87-year-old man was knocked unconscious by a cow.
St. Paul company outprofits Gannett, McGraw Hill, New York Times
Matos hips me to the fact, pointed out to him by Eric Weisbard, that Google Book Search now has what appears to be a complete run of Billboard from 1942 on. Just what I want: More research materials! But no, this is a great and wonderful thing, especially the Google map identifying places mentioned ... More >>
Despite a flurry of April Fool's gags, Mischke still had time for some local music today.
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