Pinterest, Twitter, Steam, Maps, Torrents, More: Morning Buzz, August 10, 2012

You can now target AdWords by Congressional district. Wow.

Hmm. How would you like a Twitter app that puts your Tweets in a wheel?

New York University has launched a database of undercover journalism. “The archive, ‘Undercover Reporting,’ includes an array of stories, ranging from the slave trade in 1850s to efforts to boycott Jewish-owned businesses in the U.S. in the late 1930s to treatment of soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the 21st century.”

Google Ventures has a new blog.

Pinterest is now open to everybody.

The New York Times is selling to Behold the power of Google: “The group’s profits shrank in 2011 to $41 million when a change in a Google algorithm affected online traffic, and its display and click advertising declined. Last month, in its quarterly earnings report, the company said that About Group’s revenue declined 8.7 percent, to $25.4 million, and that it was taking a $194.7 million write-down of”

Steam is going beyond games and will carry other types of software.

UVA gets grant to develop MapScholar. “MapScholar will be Web-based software that allows scholars a standardized way to combine high-resolution images of maps into online collections.”

Digital Textbook service Boundless is out of beta. “The service connects students with openly licensed, and free educational content content on the Web, with the goal of helping students save money on textbook costs. Boundless covers topics like biology, psychology, and economics, as well as newly added options like sociology, American history, writing, and physiology.”

Wow, the Internet Archive is now making its material available via Torrent! Good morning, Internet…

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