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Kickstarter, TIME, Montevallo, More: Short Saturday Morning Buzz, November 15th, 2014

BusinessWire and ITDatabase have teamed up to launch TechCalendar for tech events (press release, of course). “TechCalendar features a number of options for tech companies to track events important to their brand: one-click ‘following’ of relevant opportunities, the ability to search, find and track specific consumer and enterprise topics of interest, easy options to follow specific event organizers, and a variety of sharing and exporting tools for easy data integration.”

Google has launched a new tool to track illegal fishing worldwide. “Google Inc. has teamed up with mapping company SkyTruth and marine-advocacy group Oceana to create a prototype interactive tool, aimed to track illegal fishing world-wide. This new tool called Global Fishing Watch was launched in Sydney.”

TIME Magazine has opened a digital archive. It looks like everything back to 1923 is available, and access is $40 a year – and that includes a subscription to the magazine.

The University of Montevallo (Alabama) has launched a digital archive for local newspapers. “The W.M. ‘Mack’ Wyatt Digital Archive will serve as a repository for archived newspapers printed in Montevallo and Shelby County, particularly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.”

The City of Baltimore will begin building an online database of police brutality lawsuits. “Baltimore officials will begin this month posting the outcomes of all civil lawsuits alleging police brutality and will reconsider their policy of requiring plaintiffs to keep silent after settlements are reached — part of a series of changes made in response to a six-month Baltimore Sun investigation of police misconduct.”

Now there is an online archive of Kickstarter projects which received absolutely no funding. As in zero. There are over nine thousand projects here.

WordPress has released WordPress 4.1, beta 1. Good morning, Internet…

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  1. Thanks for the Baltimore newspaper link. The ACLU here in Toledo had a discussion entitled Death Penalty in the streets. So I passed this newspaper link on to the folks who attended the discussion.

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