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Amazon plans to take on Google’s online ad business
Fortune - 10 Hours ago
Can Amazon challenge Google’s dominance in online advertising? Amazon intends to find out, according to a Wall Street Journal report . The online retailer is building a new ad platform similar to
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Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google's
NetworkWorld - 10 Hours ago
Amazon plans to expand its small online ad delivery business enough to take on Google’s AdWords, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company is developing a platform for delivering ads both
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Google gobbles Fitbit whiz Gecko Design to strengthen those things that don't shift
The Register - 10 Hours ago
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops Google has bought up Gecko Design, the industrial design house behind products like the One Laptop Per Child PC and Nike's Fitbit. "This
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Google's self-driving cars will need steering wheels, at least for now
CNET Reviews - 17 Hours ago
Google Google has been hard at work at developing self-driving cars, but it now looks like the company will need to wait before software is truly in the driver's seat. The California Department of
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CONTAGION—From Justin Bieber to data scientists, how Twitter got hot in the academy
Fortune - 8/22/2014
A couple years ago, Sherry Emery, a health economist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, found herself reading tweets about smoking hot girls. Also about smoking ribs, smoking weed, and the smoking
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Twitter tops all in culture and values, employees say
Fortune - 8/22/2014
Roof-top meetings and friendly colleagues helped to make Twitter’s employees the happiest in the country, according to a report published Friday . The microblogging company received the highest rating
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How to Solve Google’s Crazy Open-Ended Interview Questions
Wired News - 8/22/2014
Consider the following question that has been asked at actual Google job interviews: How much does the Empire State Building weigh? Now, there is no correct answer to this question in any practical sense
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Facebook’s Plan to Make Apps Work Like Webpages Gathers Momentum
Wired News - 8/22/2014
Facebook says that hundreds of online companies have adopted its plan to let mobile apps operate more like the world wide web, seamlessly linking together in much the same way that pages do inside your
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Google's Android search app adds multi-language voice feature
CNET.co.uk - 8/22/2014
Google Multi-linguists rejoice. Google on Thursday updated its Voice Search app -- which lets users say search queries aloud instead of typing them -- to support more than one language at a time.
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Google acquires Gecko Design for next-generation products
NetworkWorld - 15 Hours ago
Google has acquired Gecko Design, which will become part of the Internet company’s unit developing cutting-edge products like Glass and balloons for Internet access. Terms of the deal, announced Friday,
Google acquires Gecko Design for next-gen products IT Industry Today
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Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users
Computerworld - 23 Hours ago
Queries can now be made in multiple languages without switching settings IDG News Service - Want to Google the name of a restaurant in English and then ask for the weather in Japanese? On Android it no
Googles search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users Big News Network
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The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can ‘Born Digital’ Fix Online Education?
Wired News - 8/21/2014
One of the great ironies of online learning is that a tool created to foster personalized learning is actually quite impersonal, in practice. It doesn’t have to be that way. MOOCs (Massive Open Online
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Amazon to launch in Shanghai free-trade zone
Fortune - 8/21/2014
Amazon.com Inc AMZN is to launch operations in the new free-trade zone in Shanghai in its efforts to catch up with local e-commerce players, according to media reports. Were going to have lower
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Google Wants To Test Driverless Cars In a Simulation
Slashdot - 12 Hours ago
An anonymous reader writes Google has been testing its autonomous vehicles on U.S. roads for a while now. In fact, they're required to, by law. "California's regulations stipulate autonomous vehicles
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Illinois University Restricts Access To Social Media, Online Political Content
Slashdot - 12 Hours ago
onproton writes Northern Illinois University recently began restricting student access to web pages that contain "illegal or unethical" content which, according to University policy, includes resources
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Facebook hit with deadline on EU privacy challenge
Computer Weekly - 15 Hours ago
An Austrian court has given Facebook four weeks to respond to a class action that claims Facebook Ireland is in breach of European law on the use of personal data. The class action, led by Austrian privacy
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Pedals and wheel in that Google robo-car or it's off the road – Cali DMV
The Register - 15 Hours ago
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops Google's plans for a driverless car that eschews driving wheels and pedals has hit a road bump in California. The state's Department of
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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores
Slashdot - 18 Hours ago
An anonymous reader sends word of correlation found between higher internet speeds and higher test scores . Quoting: The numbers—first crunched by the Internet provider comparison site HSI — show a distinct
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'Video on internet may not be entirely truthful': Times headline
The Register - 22 Hours ago
QuoTW This was the week when the infamous and terrifying Blue Screen of Death made its return to Windows systems. Folks who said yes to Microsoft’s 40 updates for Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and Windows
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ISIS terror fanatics invade Diaspora after Twitter ban
The Register - 8/22/2014
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup Medieval terror bastards ISIS have moved from Twitter to the non-profit social network Diaspora to spew their cant – and apparently nothing can be done to
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Football legend Gary Lineker in TWITTER POO TROLL SCANDAL
The Register - 8/22/2014
The essential guide to IT transformation Gary Lineker is a celebrated footballer, telly host and crisp salesman. But it turns out that on the internet, what he's really remembered for is taking a big
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Acer releases its own Chromebox, bringing the Google OS to desktops
MIS Asia - 8/22/2014
Taiwanese PC maker Acer is bringing Google's Chrome operating system to desktops with a new unit that will arrive in the U.S. next month. Acer's Chromebox CXI, announced on Thursday, puts the Chrome
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Wearable Intelligence raises $8 million to bring Google Glass into the workplace
Fortune - 8/20/2014
Wearable Intelligence is one of several startups working to apply wearable technologies like Google Glass to enterprise markets, such as healthcare and energy. Now it has raised around $8 million in new
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Twitter Steps Up, Suspends Accounts That Share Horrific Beheading Video
Wired News - 8/20/2014
Twitter plans to suspend any accounts spreading graphic imagery from a video that appears to show photojournalist James Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Company CEO Dick Costolo
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The Google IPO crew, then and now
Fortune - 8/20/2014
“This,” wrote the Google Ventures general partner David Krane yesterday on Twitter . “10 years ago, today. A day I’ll never forget…” The object in question was the photo-of-a-photo seen above, of Google
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