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New Microsoft trend aggregator reveals we are all horrible people

Would you trust the masses to tell you what stories are important? A new site from Microsoft called msnNOW shows you what topics are trending right this very second so you don’t have sort through hundreds of RSS or Twitter feeds. It combs Facebook, Twitter, Bing, and BreakingNews.com to surface the stories getting the most social buzz.

DEMO: Thoora uncovers the most talked about web content

Thoora is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.

Digsby passes 1 million users, pays you $1 to add more

Digsby, which ties your social networking, instant messaging and e-mail accounts into one interface, just passed 1 million users and started an affiliate program yesterday that pays fans $1 for every new user they sign up. Digsby says its average revenue per user exceeds the cost of finding new ones through the program, so the program generates cash flow. Users sign up on Digsby’s site and then use banners, links and buttons to promote the service.