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22 min ago | SiliconValley.com

Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users

Encyclopaedia Britannica, which shelved its venerable print edition in favor of a digital-only version more than two years ago, is looking to reclaim its legacy as the household reference of choice. The 246-year-old, privately held company is shifting its virtual encyclopedia toward a free, advertising-supported model, believing it is poised to click with a new generation of online knowledge consumers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

1 hr ago | Reuters

EU regulators preparing guidelines for 'right to be forgotten' complaints

European regulators are working on guidelines for appeals from people whose requests to remove information from search results under their name have been turned down by search engines such as Google. The working group aims to bring some clarity to implementing a landmark court decision in May that gave Europeans the right for the first time to ask search engines to erase information about them from the web.

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

5 hrs ago | Business Times

German brothers to make billions from Rocket e-commerce empire

The sons of a lawyer who encouraged them to read Germany's Handelsblatt finance daily, they want to make Rocket the world's biggest e-commerce platform outside the United States and China by conquering markets that Amazon or Alibaba have yet to dominate. Deciding as teenagers to go into business together, they will now profit from the estimated 5 billion euros flotation of Rocket, in which their Global Founders Fund has a 52.3 per cent stake.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Alibaba

9 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

Lawyers for multiple small companies have accused search engine giant ...

In the past lawyers for multiple small companies have accused search engine giant Google Inc. of stealing and profiting from their clients' trade secrets. In the case of VSL Communications, their lawyers claim that Google did the same thing; in fact they left a paper trail of the ubiquitous Post-it notes as evidence.

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

13 hrs ago | International Business Times

Former Google Programmer Creates Ethical Porn Search Engine BooDiGo

The words pornography and ethics may often not be seen together, but a former Google programmer and porn producer Colin Rowntree created a porn search engine that aims to be different from similar existing engines by being ethical. That means the newly created BooDiGo will not direct netizens to pirated and virus-infected porn sites.

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

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Business Journal

Alibaba's Ma vs.Amazon's Bezos: Scrappy entrepreneur vs. controlling genius

Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos could not be more different, but both have led their e-commerce startups to the top of the market. The largest initial public offering in the country's history could hit the market Thursday when Chinese online retailer Alibaba is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Jeff Bezos, Science / Technology, Amazon

Brandon Sun

Business Highlights

American investors are clamouring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. China's explosive economic rise has delivered virtually nothing to most stock investors.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Alibaba, Financial Markets, University of Florida, Drugs, New York

WSJ Media and Advertising

Internet Power Balance Tilts Toward Asia

Silicon Valley dominates the Internet, but this week's initial public offering by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. shows how much action is shifting to Asia.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Advertising

WAPT-TV Jackson

Join social media's 'country club' for $9,000

Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills? To join, users must pony up $9,000 for dues and a membership fee, then another $3,000 per year after that. If it all seems like a joke -- an elaborate ruse in an age when Facebook, Twitter and a host of other social networks are free -- the man behind the idea assures you it is not.

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

Freshnews

Monotype Joins Forces with the Arrels Foundation to Raise Awareness...

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. , a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, today announced support for the Arrels Foundation of Barcelona and its Homelessfonts fundraising initiative, a project centered around the licensing of fonts crafted from the handwriting of people touched directly by homelessness. Monotype is offering the initial five fonts through its e-commerce sites, with all proceeds going to the foundation to help approximately 1,400 local people affected by homelessness.

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Related Topix: Monotype Imaging Holdings, Software, Science / Technology

SFGate

Germany Just Asked Google To Do The Impossible: Reveal Its Secret Search Algorithm

German justice minister Heiko Maas is calling on Google to become more transparent by disclosing exactly how it ranks search results. This, of course, will simply never happen.

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

SFGate

Ruby Ribbon Launches Its First Cause Collection To Support The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Ruby Ribbon, a fashion company with products sold exclusively through technology-empowered Independent Stylists, announced today that it will team with its sales force to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment. During the month of October, the sale of seven designated products - including versions of the company's award-winning shapewear - will benefit City of Hope, a world leader in breast cancer research and treatment.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Sales, Science / Technology, Business News

The New Zealand Herald

Alibaba investors beware: History not on your side

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is about to launch what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. Yet anyone who expects to get rich from buying into China's high-growth story will be betting against history.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Science / Technology, University of Florida, Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Emmy Advanced Media

5 Apps You Need to Get the Job of your Dreams

Working your tail off for years and finally graduating from college is one of the most satisfying feelings ever; you're entering the adult working world and going to get the best possible job you can get with the degree you worked so hard for, right? A nice thought, but HOW? College teaches you how to do the job, but not so much about how to get the job. Sifting through the classifieds, going to job fairs, emailing resumes and then playing the waiting game a it's enough to make you quit before you start.

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San Jose Mercury News

Palo Alto startup teams with Macy's, Bloomingdale's for same-day delivery

Palo Alto startup Deliv is teaming up with Macy's and Bloomingdale's to test same-day delivery for products purchased on their websites, parent company Macy's announced Monday. The department stores are joining the growing ranks of retailers trying to compete with superfast delivery options offered by e-commerce sites like Amazon.com .

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Related Topix: Retail, Federated Department Stores, Amazon, Science / Technology, Media, IT Services, Audible, Business News

The New Zealand Herald

Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand

Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger. The Chinese e-commerce company said it still plans to sell 368.1 million shares, but at $66 to $68 apiece, according to a regulatory filing, instead of its previously set range of $60 to $66 apiece.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Science / Technology

Business Journal

Coca-Cola brings back Surge

"The brand, which will be offered in its original formula in 12-packs of 16-oz. cans featuring the same retro design from yesteryear, is part of an innovative distribution deal between Coca-Cola and Amazon," Coca-Cola said on its website.

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GlobeNewswire

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FWT, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless communication infrastructure products, announced today that it has received ISO-9001 certification from the International Standards Organization for the design and manufacturing of communications towers. ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept.

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Related Topix: ISO 9000, Automakers, Retail, Auto Parts, Keystone Automotive Industries, Pennsylvania, Printers, Science / Technology

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss

Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma waves to reporters before an IPO road show at a hotel in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Science / Technology

Sydney Morning Herald

Woman admits pranks aimed at driving couple from the home she wanted

Tile-roofed houses are in the upscale San Diego gated community of Carmel Valley, where Jerry Rice and wife Janice Ruhter were harassed. Photo: LA Times Los Angeles: Jerald Rice typed his wife's name into an internet search engine.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, San Diego, CA, Science / Technology, San Diego County, CA

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