Tech 2.0 for Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Contributor: Matt Davenport
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Updated: 1/01/2013 10:47 am


It's lights out for a fixture of lighting fixtures. The U.S. government is pulling the plug on the 75-watt incandescent light bulb. They can't be produced or imported as of Tuesday, but retailers can sell off what they have in stock. The idea is to steer people toward more energy-efficient light bulbs.

Foursquare is tweaking its privacy policy. Users will have to share their "full" name on the location-based social network, starting January 28. And business owners will get more time to scroll through the names of people who have checked in at their businesses. They can currently see customers who've checked in during the last three hours. If you don't want business owners to see your name, go to privacy settings and uncheck the box under "location information".

Online game company Zynga is ditching two more titles. PetVille and FarmVille 2 are no more. Zynga has struggled financially and is working to reverse its mounting losses by getting rid of less profitable games. The company shut down Mafia Wars 2 for new players over the weekend.


Zynga carries out planned games shutdown, including 'Petville' - Yahoo! News http://t.co/CBd5tXre

Well I would not be sorry to see this company go under - http://t.co/lYhTALWA

Zynga Announces PetVille, Mafia Wars 2 And Nine Other Games Are To Close http://t.co/ML1Hl9eJ

Game Over: Zynga Shuts Down Petville And 10 Other Titles To Cut Costs http://t.co/NxC8V1KH

.@Foursquare Updates Privacy Policy to Display Full Names http://t.co/gMvRrab9

Another year-end suggestion: Remove your full name from Foursquare, or the company will make it public: http://t.co/hmjgbcVg

Foursquare announces privacy changes; will now show full names http://t.co/X6GSdDgA

RT @ColorMeRed: Happy New Year: Feds Kill 75W Incandescent Light Bulbs http://t.co/om9wbkhI

Boehner now struggling to get his caucus to support a compromise bill with no incandescent light bulb provisions. #tcot

Thanks to President Bush and the GOP, you can kiss goodbye to the 75 watt incandescent light bulb. http://t.co/RzFeMtld

RT @sejorg: Manufacturing ends for 75-watt incandescent household light bulb - Cleveland Plain Dealer http://t.co/nBQvcM7c
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