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U.S. lays out priorities for future of Web

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msnbc.com – May 17

The United States launched a new initiative Monday designed to stamp the Internet with U.S. values such as freedom of expression, saying cyberspace must remain open, secure and reliable. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary …

 

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Intel’s shift to ultra mobility

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PC Magazine – May 17
Intel chief executive Paul Otellini announced a shift in the company’s design direction on Tuesday, as the company’s target will now be designing ultramobility products. At its annual analyst meeting, Otellini also disclosed …

 

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Apple set Guinness record for app store size

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PC Magazine – May 14

Time for Apple to clear out some space on its trophy wall! According to the Los Angeles Times, the company has been officially credited with a number of new Guinness World Records for its gaming-related …

 

Apple Sets Guinness World Record for App Store Size… Until August


Amazon’s cloud service fuels Playstation’s woes

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PC Magazine – May 14

If you’re looking for the source of the network attacks that brought down Sony’s PlayStation Network—yes, it’s still down—look no further than Amazon.

 

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Facebook’s anti-Google efforts get muddier

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PCWorld – May 14

Earlier this week reports surfaced that Facebook had hired PR firm Burson-Marsteller to run a “smear campaign” against Google.

 

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Symantec shares hit 3-year high

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Yahoo Finance – May 12

Shares of Symantec Corp ( SYMC.O ) rose more than 5 percent to a near three-year high on robust quarterly results and analysts said they expect strength in the world’s No. 1 security software maker’s data …

 

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Facebook downplays its PR attack on Google

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New York Times Blogs – May 12

The war between Silicon Valley’s best-known rivals has just escalated a notch. Facebook on Thursday sought to minimize negative publicity over revelations that it had hired a high-profile public relations firm to plant …

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VC says Twitter not worth $7 billion

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Yahoo Finance – May 11

Is Twitter worth $7 billion, as some people claim? Its top investor thinks that number is pure speculation. Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson called the process by which that eye-popping valuation was set — though private …

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Symantec: Facebook Information Leak

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Hollywood Reporter – May 11

Security software firm Symantec said Wednesday that it discovered a leak in Facebook applications — now numbering nearly 100,000 — that allowed third parties to access users’ accounts. Symantec said those third …

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Valuable info from Google on Web rankings

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The Biz Coach – May 10, 2011

Google has unveiled more vital information about what it considers vital for Web site ranking. Without divulging propriety information, Google emphasized it’s all about value – quality for Internet users. In other words, there are no shortcuts for success.

There’s been a lot of buzz about Google’s 2011 algorithm update called Panda, and how it’s affected Internet sites. Many sites have benefited and others haven’t fared well in their Google ranking. Well, Google has made it clear what it considers important.

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