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The internet is a politically and culturally loaded tool, particularly when it comes to censorship

Censorship is always bad, right? Not to many people around our connected globe, and there is sometimes validity to their views.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Yahoo officially shuts down Alta Vista, the pioneering search engine

On Monday, its owner Yahoo sent AltaVista.com to the Internet graveyard to rest alongside order-almost-anything venture Kozmo.com and the butler from Ask Jeeves.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Dapper, Citizen Sports, Science / Technology

Business Know-How Newsletter

How to Make Your Website Faster

Is your website fast enough to keep your visitors from clicking away? These days, customers expect your website to be quick and responsive, and if it's too slow they'll become frustrated and leave.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Emmy Advanced Media

'Keep' is a Single Shopping Cart for the Entire Internet

The abandoned shopping cart is an e-commerce entrepreneurs' nightmare. More often than not, shoppers browse an online store, load up their carts, then ditch them.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

BetaNews

Fake Googlebots used to drive DDoS and other attacks

Googlebots are essential to the smooth running of the search engine, ceaselessly probing websites to ensure that Google stays up to date with the latest developments and site changes.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Widevine Technologies, Search Engines

Wall Street Journal

Consumers Drive Chinese Internet But Enterprise Use Lags

China has the world's largest Internet population with 618 million users, well over twice as many as in the U.S. China also has the world's largest online retailing industry, with e-commerce giants like Alibaba that sprawl far larger than the likes of eBay But a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute argues that enterprise use of the Internet ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Science / Technology

Iol.co.za

Google under fire from EU regulators

Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens came under fire by regulators after the search engine company restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The News Tribune

Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

Baidu said Friday it earned 3.5 billion yuan in the three months ended June 30. Revenue rose 58.5 percent to 11.9 billion yuan .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu, Science / Technology

USA Today

Amazon shares tank after big Q2 loss

Amazon shares tank after big Q2 loss Amazon announces second quarter earnings Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1mKd7xi Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USATODAY.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Science / Technology, Jeff Bezos, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

SiliconValley.com

Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

After years of squeezing traditional retailers, e-commerce companies that were once digital-only are seeing the value of hanging up shingles in malls and bustling shopping streets.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Bonobos, Marketing

ComputerWorld

EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are meeting with European data protection authorities Thursday to discuss how to implement a recent ruling that gives people the right to have personal information excluded from search results.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology

KETV-TV

Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone, and investors couldn't be more pleased.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mobile Marketing, Science / Technology

WNYC-AM New York

Cheap Internet, Better Bathrooms, and Unsupervised Outdoor Play

This picture taken on January 27, 2010 in Paris shows the internet homepage of the English version of the search engine website Google.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Wed Jul 23, 2014

New York Daily News

Web search engines make federal agency unnecessary: senators

A bipartisan duo of senators wants to kill a small government agency with a bill called the Let Me Google That for You Act.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Coburn, Republican

The Motley Fool

Google Chrome Steals the Spotlight From Internet Explorer

Weak mobile presence is Microsoft's undoing IE still holds a comfortable lead in the desktop browser space with a 43.3% market share, thanks mainly to its longtime status as the default desktop web browser for Windows devices.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Bill Gates, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology

Business Journal

That new Birchbox store isn't really about selling products

The UpTake : Birchbox, which opened its first physical store open in New York City earlier this month, is looking not just for additional sales but the type of consumer only in-the-flesh shoppers that emanate heat can provide.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Syracuse University

Network World

Mozilla ships Firefox 31, adds search to new tab page

Mozilla yesterday released Firefox 31, patching 14 vulnerabilities, debuting a search box on the new tab page and adding a Google-provided service that detects and blocks known malicious files before they're downloaded.

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

New Scientist

The new Google? Baidu's big plans to bust out of China

Baidu is not just looking at smart bikes. China's ambitious search firm wants to use AI to change computing - and it has global ambitions IS BAIDU about to step it up a gear? Rumours have been circulating that the Chinese search engine is developing a bike that could drive itself through packed city streets.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology, CPU

River Front Times

Jon Rafman: Artist creates a disturbing image of the Internet at Contemporary Art Museum

As staff at the Contemporary Art Museum has busied themselves lately crafting cat puns, flooding social media with cat videos and shamelessly making the rounds to worry - publicly - whether those madcap kitties from its Internet Cat Video Festival should be considered "art" or not, there's been precious little mention of a complementary exhibit at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Arts, Painting, Science / Technology

NWCN.com

Review: Amazon's first phone may Fire up smartphone market

Amazon.com has sold a gazillion phones through the years, but until now, the e-commerce giant has never had to sell an Amazon phone.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Speakers, Cameras

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