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This week has been all about technological innovations. The Consumer Electronics Show, CES, occurred in Las Vegas this week where we saw the launch of a plethora of new products. Check out our blog post by resident technology and entertaining guru, Chris Collins, to see his predictions for CES.

Speaking of CES and advances in technology, TechCrunch reflects on how social media has reshaped CES. How did you get your CES updates this year? Did you use social media?

Google made headlines this week when they added Google+ profile information to their search results. This new addition caused many people, like the bloggers over at the New York Times Bits blog to question whether or not these changes encroached on users’ privacy.

Twitter has also made changes to its site recently, in the hopes of allowing users to easily look through popular conversations and connect with one another. However, AdAge proposes that this redesign has not addressed the needs of advertisers.

When you want to borrow a book, where do you look? TechCrunch says that users of Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library borrow 300,000 electronic books a month. Do you think Amazon will eventually make libraries obsolete? Let us know in the comments!

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About Kendra Bissonnette:
Kendra comes to Compete to work in the Online Marketing department as the social media co-op. Kendra is currently a student at Northeastern studying Communications and Interactive Media. Find Kendra on Twitter @KNBissonnette.