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  • Opinion: Proceed With Caution: Google+ Is Forever

    The world is still gaga for Google+. If you are just getting started, or still waiting anxiously for an invitation, though, take a step back and cool your jets. Think carefully before you get too deep into Google+ because you won't be able to change the email address associated with your Google social network...ever.

  • Opinion: Verizon Gets Greedy About Tethering

    As far as Verizon is concerned, tethering is a privilege, not a right. First it blocked tethering apps in the Android Market, and now the carrier's latest over-the-air update for the HTC Thunderbolt disables the phone's hotspot feature. The Thunderbolt had come with free tethering as part of a special promotion. When the freebie period ran out, Verizon promptly reached into users' phones and shut off the spigot.

  • Opinion: Browser Should Manage Your Online ID, Mozilla Says

    Firefox maker Mozilla wants you to give up all your website logins and passwords for a new online identity management system that sits in your browser called BrowserID.

  • Opinion: Netflix Not Surprised by Backlash Over Price Hike

    Netflix knew that price hikes would lead to outrage and cancellations, and the company is showing no signs of backing down to placate critics.

  • Opinion: How to Protect Your Privacy on Google+

    The founder of the social network decided to get a little antisocial on another service. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin all elected to up their privacy settings on Google+.

  • Opinion: Pandora Unveils Redesigned Site

    Over the past several years, Pandora has built up 100 million users, changed how we think about the concept of Internet radio and even gone through an initial public offering, all without ever doing a major redesign or refresh to the Pandora site. That moment has finally come. Pandora is set to undergo a total transformation that will add new features, ditch Flash for a snappier HTML5 design and be more usable, according to the company and some early reports.

  • Opinion: Netflix Alternatives: Other Places You Can Get Streaming Media, DVD Rentals

    Not thrilled with Netflix's announcement to separate streaming and DVD plans and drastically hike up the cost of monthly plan rates? We rounded up stats for a few Netflix alternatives out there so you can decide if you want to pay up or get out.

  • Opinion: Netflix Users Protest Proposed Price Increases

    Netflix users stormed the streaming video and DVD rental services' blog and Facebook page by the thousands on Tuesday to criticize a new pricing structure that will raise some users' monthly bill by 60 percent.

  • Opinion: 20 Million Google+ Users May Exist by the Weekend

    Most critics believe Google+ is gaining popularity online, but at least one study figures Google's latest social experiment is growing at rates that rival Facebook's. The search giant's two-week-old social network, currently in a limited field test, reportedly grew by 350 percent between July 4 and July 10 from 1.7 million users to 7.3 million. Google+ is also set to hit 10 million by Tuesday and 20 million by the weekend, according to one study.

  • Opinion: 5 Ways Google+ Could Fall Flat

    Google+ is still the darling of the tech world nearly two weeks deep into its field test. The social network has attracted the likes of Digg Founder Kevin Rose, MySpace's Tom Anderson, and even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come by to take a peek.

  • Opinion: Groupon Privacy Changes Reveal More About You

    Groupon's made some changes to its privacy policy that give the company broader latitude with users' personal information.

  • Opinion: Google Street View Cars Help Mend Post-Quake Japan

    Until now, Google's Street View cars haven't been very popular in Japan. Many critics feared that Google's camera-equipped cars that are meant to capture panoramic snapshots of public streets were peeping over private fences and into Japanese homes. But now Google is repurposing its much-maligned vehicles to help with post-quake reconstruction in Japan and, in the process, has found a new ally.

  • Opinion: Google+: 5 Big Developments

    Google+ is not even two weeks old yet and is already becoming a social networking favorite among early adopters.

  • Opinion: Should Facebook Add a Music Service?

    A software engineer on Thursday uncovered references to a music download service called "Vibes" in Facebook's new video chat desktop software.

  • Opinion: 9 Things Google+ Needs for Me to Ditch Facebook

    This week I've noticed the honeymoon with Google+ start to wane ever so slightly. Myself and others who were first enamored with the bright, shiny new social network Google+ have drifted back to check in on Facebook, to see what's going on back in the "real world," in a sense.

  • Opinion: Movie and Music Downloaders: Beware!

    A group of prominent Internet service providers, including Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable, announced Thursday that they will seek a more active role to protect copyright owners--a.k.a. the entertainment industry--from online piracy.

  • Opinion: Where to Watch the Last Space Shuttle Launch Online

    We're at the end of an era as the space shuttle Atlantis is set to make the final shuttle voyage to the International Space Station this weekend. NASA officials hope the launch will take off on schedule at 11:24 EDT on Friday morning but bad weather may force the launch window to roll over to Sunday.

  • Opinion: Facebook's 'Awesome' Video Chat -- Yawn

    Facebook unveiled a Skype-powered video calling service on Wednesday along with a few upgrades to the website's chat client. The feature is certainly a welcome update, but will it be enough to help the social network stay competitive with Google+?

  • Opinion: How Google + Will Affect SEO for Your Website

    Google's new social networking site, Google+, launched to much fanfare last week. The new service, currently in invite-only stage, has created a buzz with its novel sharing and group video chat features.

  • Opinion: Former England footballer turns to YouTube to prove his fitness

    Former England footballer Owen Hargreaves has been forced to turn to YouTube in a bid to prove that he remains fit enough to play top-level football.



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