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FTC and EU Prep Google Anti-Trust Cases … Gimme a Break!

FTC and EU Prep Google Anti-Trust Cases … Gimme a Break! | On The Web | Scoop.it
I think it is fair to say that I am very critical of Google – mostly because of the old adage ‘trust least those who claim to give you something for nothing’. My basic view of Goo...
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Now That It's in the Broadband Game, Google Flip-Flops on Network Neutrality

Now That It's in the Broadband Game, Google Flip-Flops on Network Neutrality | On The Web | Scoop.it
In a dramatic about-face on a key internet issue yesterday, Google told the FCC that the network neutrality rules Google once championed don't give citizens the right to run servers on their home broadband connections, and that the Google Fiber...
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URL Uncover Helps You Determine If A Shortened Link Is Trustworthy

URL Uncover Helps You Determine If A Shortened Link Is Trustworthy | On The Web | Scoop.it
Thanks to URL shortening and redirection services, not all links are what they appear to be. Such shortened or redirected links take you to a different URL
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What Happens When The Cloud Goes Away?

What Happens When The Cloud Goes Away? | On The Web | Scoop.it
As more users entrust parts of their digital lives to cloud services, they're increasingly running into a problem: it doesn't always last forever.
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Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity

Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity | On The Web | Scoop.it
It was May 24, 2007, at Facebook’s inaugural developers conference, “f8,” held at the San Francisco Design Center. Mark Zuckerberg, just 10 days past his 23rd birthday, was pacing the stage.
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The Number Facebook Doesn't Want You To See

The Number Facebook Doesn't Want You To See | On The Web | Scoop.it
It turns out Facebook users drastically underestimate the size of their audiences. Yes, everybody's there, but nobody is listening.
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The Google & Microsoft lifestyle: a match made in hell

The Google & Microsoft lifestyle: a match made in hell | On The Web | Scoop.it
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There was once a time when being a heavy Google services user and a Microsoft fan was the easiest choice on the block.
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Google Supposedly Paid Off AdBlock Plus to Not Block Google Ads

Google Supposedly Paid Off AdBlock Plus to Not Block Google Ads | On The Web | Scoop.it
Any advanced Internetter knows that the best way to enjoy the pure Internet is to get an ad blocker. It zaps away all the excess and gives you the meaty good stuff. However, it looks like companies are figuring ways to circumvent ad blockers...
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You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings

You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings | On The Web | Scoop.it
Online security isn't just a good idea anymore -- it's an essential safety measure for anyone using the web. Take these 10 simple precautions right now.
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Wikipedia rolls out VisualEditor, lets you edit without the cumbersome markup

Wikipedia rolls out VisualEditor, lets you edit without the cumbersome markup | On The Web | Scoop.it
Making simple edits to a post on Wikipedia hasn't traditionally been an impossible undertaking, but Wiki markup (the syntax used to add and adjust
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The Only Fragmentation That Matters (In Charts!)

The Only Fragmentation That Matters (In Charts!) | On The Web | Scoop.it
We can argue about Android fragmentation and conflicting standards all day long, but you know what? Those fights are nothing compared to how broken your own digital life is.
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How to maximize Facebook Lists

How to maximize Facebook Lists | On The Web | Scoop.it
Are you fed up with how incredibly irrelevant your Facebook News Feed is? You can use lists to isolate people you want to hear less from, and here's how.
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Yahoo's Very Bad Idea to Release Email Addresses

Yahoo's Very Bad Idea to Release Email Addresses | On The Web | Scoop.it
Photo: Courtesy of Yahoo Yahoo is releasing inactive Yahoo IDs so that users can score a better email address. This means you can finally have albert@
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosting Git Repositories?

mpol writes "We're all aware of PRISM and the NSA deals with software houses.
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Manually Adjust Netflix Streaming Options With Hidden Settings

Manually Adjust Netflix Streaming Options With Hidden Settings | On The Web | Scoop.it
If you have a decent connection, Netflix does a pretty good job of automatically calibrating streaming options. However, for slower connections, you can choose to lower the streaming rate with a secret settings menu.
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23 Ways To Make Money Using The Nerdiest Site On The Internet

23 Ways To Make Money Using The Nerdiest Site On The Internet | On The Web | Scoop.it
If you buy stocks or have a mortgage, then Wolfram Alpha is for you.
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SeedBoxer: The ultimate distribution content system for your Seed Box

SeedBoxer: The ultimate distribution content system for your Seed Box | On The Web | Scoop.it

SeedBoxer is a distribution content system based on users queues and filters; it send all the data you wants to your home server from the seed box. It was designed to be hosted inside a Seed Box, a remote server used to download and share content through the Internet. SeedBoxer was created to work with downloads managers like rtorrent, utorrent, trasmission; configured to use watch, in progress and complete folders.

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Google uses the new Gmail interface to serve users spammy inbox ads

Google uses the new Gmail interface to serve users spammy inbox ads | On The Web | Scoop.it
With Gmail's new inbox, Google is creating its own flavor of spam.
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Amazon Drops Price Of EC2 Dedicated Instances By Up To 80%

Amazon Drops Price Of EC2 Dedicated Instances By Up To 80% | On The Web | Scoop.it
Amazon today announced that it is dropping the prices of dedicated instances on its EC2 cloud computing platform by up to 80%.
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Generate Disposable Email Addresses That Do Not Expire

Generate Disposable Email Addresses That Do Not Expire | On The Web | Scoop.it
With Maildrop, you can instantly create disposable email addresses that do not expire and the service requires no logins or passwords.
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Transfer your Gmail Messages to Another Email Address

Transfer your Gmail Messages to Another Email Address | On The Web | Scoop.it
This tutorial explains how you can transfer email messages from your Gmail account to any other email address with the help of Google Scripts.
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Yahoo Buys Xobni for More Than $30 Million

Yahoo Buys Xobni for More Than $30 Million | On The Web | Scoop.it
Another day, another Yahoo acquisition. On Wednesday, Yahoo announced its second purchase in a week with the reported acquisition of email productivity provider Xobni for a pric...
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MagicPlay: the Open Source AirPlay

MagicPlay: the Open Source AirPlay | On The Web | Scoop.it
New submitter JonLech writes "Ever since Apple launched AirTunes in 2004 (later renamed AirPlay) they have remained unchallenged in the Wi-Fi music streaming market.
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Potluck Is A New Link-Sharing Service For The Internet’s “Lurkers” Who Don’t Tweet Or Blog

Potluck Is A New Link-Sharing Service For The Internet’s “Lurkers” Who Don’t Tweet Or Blog | On The Web | Scoop.it
The team behind the social conversation platform Branch is today launching a new venture with Potluck, a service which seems almost the complete inverse of the company's earlier efforts at inspiring thoughtful, quality discussions on the...
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How (and Why) to Create a 'Restricted' List on Facebook

How (and Why) to Create a 'Restricted' List on Facebook | On The Web | Scoop.it
Did you know you could set up a "restricted" list on Facebook that means those you add to it can only see content you make public?
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How open is Ottawa's new 'open data' website?

How open is Ottawa's new 'open data' website? | On The Web | Scoop.it
Treasury Board President Tony Clement is touting the federal government's revamped data portal as a new natural resource.
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