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Weekly Wrap-up: Groupon’s Offensive Ad, Ready For The Tablet Explosion? HP’s WebOS Event, and More…

Groupon, long known for its smart-aleck daily deal descriptions, took the joke a little too far last weekend and ended up insulting pretty much the entire Internet with a tasteless Super Bowl ad. Marshall Kirkpatrick’s reporting on the fiasco was this week’s top post. In mobile news, Android’s market share numbers got a serious critique. As part of our ongoing coverage of location technology, Curt Hopkins looked at new software that helps rebuild ancient cities. And my favorite top post of the week: the geek who saved 172 BBC websites for $3.99. Read on for more geeky goodness.

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