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New Snowden Leak: NSA Taps Google and Yahoo Servers

A new report in the Washington Post Wednesday reveals that the NSA has secretly tapped Google and Yahoo’s overseas servers, this according to documents leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden. According to a top-secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, the … Continue reading

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Think Quarterly: Google’s Crossover Into the Media Business?

Designed by creative agency The Church of London, Google quietly launched Think Quarterly, an online magazine of sorts published four times annually. Featuring no advertising, the publication is absolutely free to view. Think Quarterly, published at www.thinkquarterly.co.uk, is a communication … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 9 RC Released Early

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate (RC) was released early, according to a Winrumors.com article which includes download links. The software giant had announced they would have an official unveiling on Thursday February 10th, 2011 at an afternoon conference in … Continue reading

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Google Announces Cr-48 Chrome OS Notebook-Here’s How to Get One for Free (Maybe)

Yesterday Google had themselves a big ol’ press event all about their Chrome OS. You may recall that this is Google’s browser-based operating system “for people who spend most of their time on the web.” Not surprisingly, the highlight of … Continue reading

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Google’s New Feature is Showing Search Results as You Type (UPDATE: It’s Called “Google Instant”)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=979kKeC3Q3o] With all the hoopla over Google‘s home page antics over the past few days, speculation as to what it could mean in relation to today’s “can’t miss” press conference has run rampant. With just a few hours before the announcement, … Continue reading

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Google Ads Phone Calls to Gmail. Yay?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-DzpAg0SdU] Yesterday, just hours after the first rumors of the feature surfaced, Google announced they were adding the ability to make phone calls to their flagship Gmail email service. We’ve tried out the feature a bit and it works almost … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality (Non-) Shocker! AT&T Mobile CEO Loves Google/Verizon Proposal

Though we discussed it a bit a few days ago, the reactions to Google and Verizon‘s “net neutrality” proposal from major Internet and communications players are starting to roll in. Not surprisingly, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps was quick to voice … Continue reading

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You Say “Website,” I Say “Differentiated Service”- Where Were You When Google and Verizon Killed the Internet?

As the New York Times reported late last week, and despite Google’s denials (which hinged on a minor technicality), Google and Verizon were indeed in agreement on a net neutrality deal/framework/policy, which they announced yesterday. Both Google and Verizon would … Continue reading

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How A Wired Magazine Story Morphed Into “Brain Eating Vaccine” In 3 Easy Steps

Since we love to watch Google Trends and have done so for a while now, very little surprises us these days. On the whole it’s a great window into what’s going on in the world and what the English-speaking segment of the internet is … Continue reading

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The Pac is Back!

Riding high off of his star turn on the Google homepage a few weeks back, Pac-Man is certainly making the most of his return to prominence. As we noted in our post commemorating his 30th birthday, Pac-Man was the star … Continue reading

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