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Behind Google's New Look, 'Ferris Bueller' Acted Out on Twitter and Foursquare


There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web.
  • BusinessWeek goes behind Google's recent redesign, the eighth since the company's debut back in 1998. [From: BusinessWeek]
  • Maybe it's the Web's obsession with nostalgia that is driving people to reinterpret John Hughes movies on the Internet. Around Christmas, 'Home Alone' got its 140 character treatment, and now Ferris Beuller and company are doing their thing with the aid of Foursquare. [From: Twitter, via: TechCrunch]
  • The 48 Hour Magazine, starting this weekend, aims to create, publish and ship a full magazine in just two days by leaning on writers, photographers, designers and editors in one presumably coffee-fueled weekend. [From: 48 Hour Magazine]
  • Finally, your long read for the weekend is an excerpt from David Kirkpatrick's upcoming book, 'The Facebook Effect.' The excerpt traces Zuckerberg from his early success at Harvard with thefacebook.com to the intense time where everyone from Microsoft's Steve Ballmer to Silicon Valley heavyweights attempted to purchase the then-fledgling social networking company. [From: Fortune]

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