Catching Up: The Best Tech Stories of the Day (7/6)

We can only write so many stories here, but we read (or at least skim) through quite a few more throughout the course of any given day. Here is a selection of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories we saw today. Here is a round-up of the best stories we found today.

Today’s Headlines: Facebook/Skype, Programming Scientists and Obama

There were two major events on everybody’s calendar today: Facebook’s product announcement and President Obama’s Twitter Townhall. Facebook did indeed announce its rumored Skype integration today and now allows its users to set up one-on-one video chats right from the web interface. Obama’s townhall event didn’t bring any major surprises. Indeed, besides being called a “Twitter Townhall,” there wasn’t anything really new about the event. Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey played the moderator, but never managed to relax during the event.

While today’s list focuses on the Facebook/Skype announcement, we also found a number of other stories, ranging from a short history of the Camera+ app to the issues scientist face now that programming is becoming a major part of their jobs and bugs can often undermine their results.

Best of the Day (7/6) in Best / (fredericl)

As an experiment, we are using Pearltrees to curate these stories. Just click on a headline that looks interesting to you and an overlay with the article will appear. Use the arrow buttons at the top of the screen to navigate between stories.