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Verizon is partnering with Redbox to offer a subscription-based video rental service. While Verizon will deliver the digital content, the offering will be a stand-alone service available to anyone with a broadband connection. It’s expected to launch in the second half of this year. In other news, the Super Bowl set a record for Tweets per second, but the game itself wasn’t what people were talking about. 75% of Super Bowl conversation on Twitter focused on the commercials and the halftime show. By contrast, 2% of tweets were about the Giant’s victory. And finally, Google is launching a project called Solve for X, aimed at tackling the biggest of global problems. The project is a think tank similar to TED, where you can hear and discuss radical uses of technology. Google hopes the project will encourage what it calls “moonshot” thinking.