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Mitt Romney To Announce VP Choice Via App (AppNewser)
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has released a new mobile app as a tool to announce who his running mate for this year's election will be. The Mitt's VP app, which is available for Android and iOS, will essentially be the first place that Romney announces his vice presidential choice. Users can sign up for push notifications to hear the news first.

Sally Ride Biography Coming from Simon & Schuster (GalleyCat)
Journalist Lynn Sherr has landed a book deal for a biography of the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. The book will explore "the unusually private woman beyond the spacesuit," including recollections from her partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy-Ride, who revealed in Ride's obituary that the astronaut was a gay woman.

Facebook: All 955M Users To Timeline By Fall (AllFacebook)
Facebook has a message for those users who are still clinging to their old profiles for dear life: Your time will come, by this fall, to be exact, when you will be migrated to timeline, like it or not. The social network officially introduced the new profile layout on NBC's "Today" in December, and it has gradually been automatically converting those who hadn't made the switch voluntarily.

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