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  • Opinion: Facebook Kills Test of Its Deals Groupon-Clone

    After a mere four months of testing, Facebook confirms that in the coming weeks, it will end Deals on Facebook, the social network's Groupon clone. This is not to be confused with location-sharing feature Places, which Facebook just revamped, or Facebook's mobile check-in deals, which will stick around for the time being.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 23: Tying Google+ In With Google

    While other social networks sprang up from nothing and exist purely as social networks, Google has been around for a while. Google is jumping into the social network game with an entire online ecosystem of services available, and weaving the Google+ social network into those other entities presents some unique opportunities for Google+.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 22: Taming the Google+ Stream

    As the number of people I am following on Google+ grows, following the flow of posts in the main Stream can get overwhelming. Today's 30 Days With Google+ post takes a look at some tips for filtering the posts and keeping things under control on Google+.

  • Opinion: Apple Again Rumored to Be Preparing TV Release

    Apple is again rumored to be preparing to release a television set.

  • Opinion: GameStop Tries to Win Back Customers' Trust

    GameStop wants a do-over after angering customers by removing coupons for a competitor that were in boxes for a popular video game.

  • Opinion: Google TV to Launch in Europe

    Google TV isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet. It will launch in Europe early next year despite a shaky start in the United States.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 21: The New and Improved +1 Button

    30 Days With Google+: Day 21

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 20: Google+ Makes 'Unfriending' More Polite

    30 Days With Google+: Day 20

  • Opinion: Go Ahead, Tweet About Your Bromance, says Merriam-Webster

    The English language is forever changing, and it's a challenge to keep up with the latest buzzwords and slang. The task is even more daunting for the gatekeepers of English, such as the harried folks who create dictionaries. Which popular expressions -- including the never-ending parade of new tech terms -- should be allowed in the hallowed Book of Words?

  • Opinion: Irene Wreaks Havoc on East Coast Communications

    As Hurricane Irene starts to move north along the East Coast of the United States, the first reports of its affects on communications systems are coming in.

  • Opinion: Twitter Missives Stalking or Free Speech?

    Twitter messages are the subject of a legal case that raises the question of whether public postings on the social networking service can amount to stalking if they are deemed threatening to another person.

  • Opinion: Google's War Against Scraper Sites Continues

    Google appears to be getting ready to launch another offensive against website scrapers.

  • Opinion: Video Game Featured in Film About Bionic Body Parts

    A new documentary accompanying this week's launch of a critically acclaimed video game pushes the idea that bionic body parts that are better than real ones will be available by 2027.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 19: Sharing Photos and Videos in Google+

    30 Days With Google+: Day 19

  • Opinion: Half of American Adults Use Social Networks, says Pew

    Nearly two-thirds of online adults in the U.S. use social networking sites, and they're generally pleased with the experience, according to a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. And perhaps more telling of just how pervasive Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ (and, OK, Myspace too) have become in our day-to-day lives, half of all U.S. adults now use social networks.

  • Opinion: How To Protect Yourself From Supercookies

    Everybody loves cookies, those little packets of code that websites leave in your browser. We love them because they make Web browsing more convenient by saving our usernames, passwords and other unique data from one session to the next. Marketing companies love them because they uniquely identify visitors and can be combined with traffic logs to compile a profile of your interests and browsing habits.

  • Opinion: Learn to Program With Code Academy

    Did you ever want to be a huge nerd your whole life, but didn't know where to start? Don't have the shelf space for the O'Reilly books, or found the various "in a nutshell" books too dry? I think Code Academy has an offer you can't refuse.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 18: Hanging Out on Google+ Hangouts

    One of the main features of Google+ is the ability to engage in group video chat sessions called Hangouts. I can see some interesting uses for Hangouts both personally and professionally, so for today's 30 Days With Google+ I am exploring how Hangouts work.

  • Opinion: Google Maps Adds Voice Search to Chrome Desktop

    If you talk to your desktop PC, it's probably for all the wrong reasons--usually to hurl expletives at the machine for not working properly. Well, users of the desktop version of Google Chrome now have a more productive reason to get chatty with their computers. Google has added voice search for Google Maps to Chrome, offering users a (sometimes) faster way to get directions.

  • Opinion: Google Street-View Trikes Take to the Rainforest

    Google will leave nothing un-photo-documented. They’ve been everywhere: on the roads of the seven continents, the sea, the stars, and the moon. Now they’re getting off the beaten path and riding their Street-View equipped tricycles into the Amazonian rainforest.



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