Census, Grateful Dead, Free Fonts, Crowdfunding, More: Afternoon Buzz, June 30, 2012

1940 US Census records for California are now searchable by name.

Speaking of California, the Grateful Dead online archives are now available.

Google has announced Google+ Events.

Also announced: Google Compute Engine. “… an Infrastructure-as-a-Service product that lets you run Linux Virtual Machines (VMs) on the same infrastructure that powers Google.”

Spotted on the press release wires: a new free font archive.

ProgrammableWeb has a new API roundup.

EIN News has launched a new vertical devoted to crowdfunding.

A new online guide to public high schools is coming to New York city. “The simple-to-use tool will tell prospective students which sports teams a school offers, if it requires them to wear uniforms to class, and whether they’ll be given a locker where they can stash all their learnin’ things.”

Hmmmm… the USPS has issued its first stamps with QR codes. Good afternoon, Internet…

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