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2 hrs ago | InfoWorld

browser comparison sept 2014

Do you like your browser fast, easy on system resources, or simple to use? We tested Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, and found surprising differences The best browser for your desktop could be one you're not using. Whether Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Safari is your current choice, our tests found distinct differences in speed and ease of use.

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Related Topix: Search Engines

6 hrs ago | Floyd County Times

Schools, Chamber talk wi-fi

The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce held a networking luncheon meeting on September 9, 2014 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. The topic for this luncheon was education in Floyd County and the digital conversion implementation taking place within the school system.

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Related Topix: Kentucky Broadband, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Education Etc., Kentucky, Standardized Testing, Education

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Information Technology

September 2014 Release of Appmethod Supports Internet of Things,...

Developers planning or building apps for the Internet of Things can now use Appmethod to create connected apps across any device or form factor, including Google Glass. The Appmethod September 2014 Release enables developers to easily connect to apps that can be deployed and debugged directly onto Glass.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Embarcadero Technologies, Software, Wireless, Bluetooth

SiliconValley.com

UC plans VC fund to finance startups

The University of California on Monday announced plans for a $250 million venture capital fund to finance startups created by students and faculty, signaling a growing interest from the state's revenue-strapped university system to cash in on companies created in dorm rooms and classrooms. UC Ventures would be seeded with money from the university system's $9 billion endowment and target work done at the university's 10 campuses, five medical centers, three national laboratories and 30 incubators and accelerators, and signals the rise in student- and faculty-led startups not only at prestigious private institutions such as Stanford, but at public universities.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, UC San Francisco

San Jose Mercury News

Yelp sued by U.S. over children's online data collection

Yelp collected names and email addresses from children as young as 9 without the consent of their parents, federal regulators said in a lawsuit accusing the online customer-review company of violating U.S. privacy rules. The Federal Trade Commission's suit against San Francisco- based Yelp follows earlier cases against Google, Apple and Amazon.com , which were accused of failing to get parental consent for purchases made by children with mobile devices.

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Related Topix: Yelp, Startups, Search Engines, Business News

WWLP

New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment

New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate. The state Treasurer's Office announced Tuesday that it had sold its investment in General Catalyst to Washington University in St. Louis for $14.1 million, netting the state a $4.5 million profit over what it paid for the investment in December 2011.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Massachusetts, US Governors, Chris Christie

Greenwich Citizen

Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

In this May 14, 2014 file photo, a row of Google self-driving cars are shown outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

NewsFactor

Google Rolls Out Android One in India

Tech giant Google has unveiled a smartphone platform that aims to win over masses of people it has never reached before -- Android One phones are rolling out in India at a cost of $105. Google first announced the initiative at its annual Google I/O developers' conference in June.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Search Engines

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

New global plans unveiled cracking down on corpora...

Plans for a major rewriting of international tax rules unveiled on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced a series of measures that, if implemented by members, could stop companies from employing many commonly-used practices to shift profits into tax havens.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Search Engines

ComputerWorld

Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks

Wi-Fi Direct is the peer-to-peer version of the hugely popular wireless technology that the Wi-Fi Alliance has been promoting and facilitating for 15 years. It lets individual devices, including PCs, printers, TVs and phones, communicate one-to-one without having to get on to a LAN.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Printers

CIO

China's Baidu partners with BMW on driverless car research

Chinese search giant Baidu has entered into a partnership with BMW to jointly research driverless car technologies, with the goal of developing a semi-autonomous vehicle in three years. On Tuesday, Baidu signed a joint research contract with BMW that will involve solving traffic challenges facing the Chinese market, the companies said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Search Engines

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, Search Engines, Larry Page, Science / Technology, Internet

NewsFactor

YouTube U.S. Ad Money To Hit $1B

U.S. advertising revenue for YouTube, the biggest Internet video website, could reach $1.13 billion in 2014, according to a report from research firm EMarketer. However, the research company estimated that YouTube's share of the U.S. digital video advertising market will decline in the face of rising competition from companies including AOL and Yahoo, which are expanding their online video businesses.

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Related Topix: eMarketer, Advertising, Search Engines

SFGate

Steve Jobs didna t let his kids use iPads

Steve Jobs was the father of two teenage girls and a son when he passed away in 2011. These kids grew up with a visionary father who co-founded one of the best-known tech companies.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Steve Jobs, eBay, Ipad, iPod touch App, Science / Technology, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Computers, Search Engines

Mon Sep 15, 2014

CIO

Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Google fielded 19 percent more requests from the U.S. government for data on its users in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year, the company said Monday. Of the 12,539 requests it received, the firm produced user data in around 10,000 of those cases, Google said in its latest transparency report , which tallies government data requests from around the world and Google's response to them.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, Search Engines

Brandon Sun

Sources say Wind Mobile founder to buy out majority with help from West Face

Sources say Wind Mobile's founder has a tentative deal to buy out the company's majority shareholder, a Dutch-Russian company called VimpelCom Ltd. A source close to the deal has confirmed that Wind's chairman and CEO, Tony Lacavera, has arranged to buy out VimpelCom's majority stake with financing from Toronto private equity firm West Face Capital and others. Lacavera owns about 35 per cent of Wind Mobile, which has a wireless network serving about 750,000 customers - primarily in heavily populated areas of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

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Related Topix: VimpelCommunications, Telecom, Wireless

KION 46

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn plunge

It was a sleepy day on Wall Street Monday ... unless you happened to be looking at some high profile tech stocks, especially shares of social media companies. Facebook fell 4 percent.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Financial Markets, Stanley, Search Engines

ComputerWorld

yahoo sign

What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn't think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Search Engines, Non-Profit, Jack Markell, US Governors

Vallejo Times-Herald

San Jose State's $800,000 missing equipment mystery

San Jose State University police are investigating hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of brand-new equipment that is missing from the campus. The missing-equipment mystery involves roughly $700,000 to $800,000 worth of wireless Internet equipment purchased as part of an extensive, $28 million campus upgrade with Cisco Systems, the Next Generation Technology Project.

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Related Topix: San Jose State University, Wireless

Silicon Alley Insider

Why One Founder Says She'll 'Definitely' Never Meet With A Venture Capitalist Again

Choi spent the past few months meeting with a number of venture capitalists for her startup, Mink. Mink is a makeup printing company that teaches anyone how to hack a home printer so it can yield any shade of FDA-approved nail polish, lipstick or eyeshadow they want.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Healthcare Law, Law

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