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Weather Channel’s Trip Planner Lets You Plan for the Sunny Skies

Nobody likes driving through inclement weather. It doesn’t matter what your name is, nobody enjoys driving through torrential downpours or windstorms that push so hard against the side of your vehicle you begin to feel like you’re not the one steering anymore. In short, it’s awful. Thanks to The Weather Channel and the mapping samurais at Stamen Design, you can …

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Meebo: Save Chat Logs before Final Curtain Call

Meebo announced earlier this month that it would be shutting down in July due to its acquisition by Google. The Meebo team is now sending out email notifications to users who might not be in the know about the acquisition as well as reminders about how to retrive chat logs before July 11, 2012, when Meebo will be shuttering up …

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Microsoft Surface Keynote Address – In Living Color

Did you miss Microsoft’s debut of its flashy new tablet, Surface? If you were on the east coast following the live-blogs, you could be forgiven for missing it since the conference nosed into dinner time. Or, maybe you missed it because you were out of the loop for the past four days, which was about all of the advance that …

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Google Map Maker Available for 8 More European Countries

Part of Google’s objective to make the perfect map of the Earth relies on the community of amateur map-makers around the world who are willing to take the time to create maps of their neck of the woods. As expansive as Google is, even it must welcome the contributions from these auxiliary cartographers and, really, having maps made from people …

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Microsoft Surface: Analysts’ Reactions to iPad’s New Rival

Microsoft’s big coming-out ball for its new tablet, Surface, dazzled the technology world yesterday afternoon, creating a dervish of reactions throughout the industry from trusted experts to the peanut gallery on Twitter. Would this be another Zune or was this a potential usurper to Apple’s tablet throne? Opinions abound, and while there’s still a lot to be learned about Microsoft …

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Google Still Granting 93% of User Data Requests to U.S. Gov’t

Google released it’s semi-annual Transparency Report for July to December 2011 over the weekend and, as always, there are some revealing insights into how the company handles requests for both user data and content removal from different governments around the world. For starters, there were four new first-timers for content removal requests: Bolivia, Czech Republic, Jordan, and Ukraine. As Google …

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Microsoft Surface Marches into the Tablet Market

So the “Surface” part of the rumor was right and Microsoft did in fact debut a pretty snazzy tablet today: Microsoft Surface, the company’s new tablet that seamlessly doubles as a PC thanks to Windows 8 integration. Surface will launch as two versions, one equipped with Windows 8 Pro and the other with Windows RT. The WinRT version is expected …

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Microsoft’s Top Secret Media Conference – Live!

Update: And wouldn’t you know it, Microsoft quietly launched the official Surface website while we were all paying attention to this event. Update: And that’s a wrap! Update: BTW, Baller is the one on stage now. Update: Win8 makes Surface a PC. Surface is a tablet. Surface is something new. Update: Release should dovetail with Win8. So yeah, probably this …

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Yahoo Recovers Some of April’s Lost Video Viewers in May

comScore has released its online video rankings for sites in the United States for May 2012 and it appears to be some more good news for Yahoo. Following last week’s comScore report that Yahoo had finally slowed the precipitous loss of its search market stakes in May, this month’s video site rankings show that Yahoo appears to have gained back …

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Duane Forrester: More Details on Bing Phoenix Update

Duane Forrester continues the SEO media tour supporting Bing’s Phoenix update, this time stopping by Stone Temple Consulting to give a detailed explanation of what the new Bing Webmaster Tools can do for users. Forrester’s doing a great job of not just promoting the update but actually explaining in detail how Bing Webmaster Tools opens up a new world of …

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Microsoft’s Media Event Location Suggests Emphasis on Entertainment

According to Forbes, Microsoft has confirmed the location of its secret-handshake-admission-only media event for later today as Milk Studios in Hollywood. Milk Studios is a products retailer headquartered in Ă„lmhult, Sweden, with two locations in the United States (the other not-Hollywood location being New York City). The company’s homepage greets visitors with the message: Milk stands at the crossroads of …

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Bing’s New ‘Summer of Doing’ Site Pushes Social Search

Here’s a strange sequence of events: no sooner did I post that teaser from Bing’s Facebook page about something being announced today, possibly at Microsoft’s big media event, a post in Bing’s Search Blog appeared in my RSS reader. That in itself isn’t strange, but when I click on the link to visit the page of the actual blog post, …

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