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British Library Makes 300 Years of Newspapers Searchable Online British Library Makes 300 Years of Newspapers Searchable Online

The British Library and BrightSolid Online Publishing have teamed up to digitize up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library’s collection over the next 10 years. There is also a searchable online newspaper archive that consists of three …

A Google Alternative? YaCy May Offer a Challenge A Google Alternative? YaCy May Offer a Challenge
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Google has long held near-undisputed hegemony in the lucrative arena of web search. Repeated challenges from Yahoo!, Bing, and others have met with limited success at best. So successful has Google been, in fact, that they have broadened the scope …

Obama Campaign Recruits Volunteers With Two New Ads Obama Campaign Recruits Volunteers With Two New Ads

In what campaign officials are calling a “tiny” ad buy, President Barack Obama is launching the first television ads of his reelection bid. The ads are a test to see if television is a good way to find volunteers for …

Why Is Your Website Lagging? Why Is Your Website Lagging?
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How fast does your site load when visitors access it? Does it make users — and potential customers — wait or does it pop right up? If so, are simply blaming the hosting service, and/or the ISP and ignoring the …

iPhone 5 Rumor: iPhone 5,1 Spotted In iOS 5.1 Beta iPhone 5 Rumor: iPhone 5,1 Spotted In iOS 5.1 Beta
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As iOS 5.1 beta is being seeded to developers, everyone has already carefully picked through it in order to find the tiny hints that signal upcoming Apple devices. And iOS 5.1 beta is full of those indicators – the most …

Kindle Fire Is Amazon’s Best-Selling Product Kindle Fire Is Amazon’s Best-Selling Product

Amazon is sending around emails marketing its recently launched Kindle Fire tablet. According to the subject line of that email, the Kindle Fire is already the company’s bestselling item on Amazon.com. When it launched, it was almost guaranteed to be …

Bing’s New Holiday Marketing Campaign, Now With More Rudolph Bing’s New Holiday Marketing Campaign, Now With More Rudolph

Recently Bing announced a new holiday marketing campaign for its Bing search engine. The new campaign finds Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and his friends, taking center stage in four separate advertisements for Bing. Each advertisement was done in the same …

QR Codes: Do You Care Anymore? QR Codes: Do You Care Anymore?
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Say you’re walking down the street and you see the unmistakable black and white pattern of a Quick Response code, what is your immediate reaction? Do you have the uncontrollable urge to find out what kind of secrets are contained …

iHeartRadio Ads Not Coming Until April iHeartRadio Ads Not Coming Until April

Clear Channel Radio announced that it is extending its commercial-free programming on iHeartRadio’s Custom Stations through April 1, 2012, after initially planning on stopping this at the year’s end. They must want to keep their momentum in competing with Pandora …

Mozilla Renews Call Against SOPA/PIPA Mozilla Renews Call Against SOPA/PIPA
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As tech companies continue to distance themselves from the Senate’s attempts to govern the Internet with the SOPA debacle, Mozilla offers us a reminder that the Stop Online Piracy Act is not the only piece of legislation that’s currently threatening …

Original Apple Contract to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s Original Apple Contract to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s
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In 1976 Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne signed a contract to create Apple Computer Co. Next month, that three-page document goes on sale at Sotheby’s as part of their fine books and manuscripts auction. After its signing, the …

comScore Releases U.S. Online Video Rankings for October 2011 comScore Releases U.S. Online Video Rankings for October 2011

Data from the comScore Video Matrix were released today, showing that 184 million U.S. Internet users watched online video content in October for an average of 21.1 hours per viewer. The research company announced that the total U.S. Internet audience …

WordAds, New Ad Option Offered By WordPress Looks to Rival Adsense WordAds, New Ad Option Offered By WordPress Looks to Rival Adsense
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During the early hours of the morning, Jon Burke, of Automattic made an announcement which looks to help certain WordPress users monetize from their blogs. The program is called WordAds, and is being implemented through a partnership with Federated Media. …

Twitter’s Fail Whale Makes An Unceremonious Return Twitter’s Fail Whale Makes An Unceremonious Return

For those of you making you way to work or school this morning, you might be greeted with an old friend while checking your Twitter stream: The Fail Whale. What could be the most loathed mascot on the Internet, Twitter’s …

Facebook IPO Date Could Be April – June Facebook IPO Date Could Be April – June

A couple of weeks ago, rumors were circulating that Facebook was getting very close to filing for its IPO. A rumor reportedly going around among Facebook employees suggested that Facebook’s S1 filing could come as soon as December. According to …

iPhone Suddenly Smokes, Glows Devilishly Red On Australian Flight iPhone Suddenly Smokes, Glows Devilishly Red On Australian Flight
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After all these years of people telling us that planes are going to start dropping from the sky like dead birds if we don’t turn off our smartphones during takeoff, it looks like the real threat might actually be the …

British Woman Arrested After Racist Tirade British Woman Arrested After Racist Tirade
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A British woman has been arrested after a nearly two-and-a-half minute video in which she delivers a profanity-laden racist tirade on a British train car gathered nearly 125,000 views and well over 40,000 comments in less than a day on …

Elvis Costello Thinks His New Box Set Costs Too Much, Would Rather You Download It Elvis Costello Thinks His New Box Set Costs Too Much, Would Rather You Download It

The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook is a limited edition, 3-disc box set that comes complete with autographed memorabilia, rare photos, posters and more. The content was recorded during a two-night show in 2011 and includes some of the …

Barney Frank Retires: Twitter Reactions Barney Frank Retires: Twitter Reactions

After representing the Fourth District of Massachusett for 31 years, Democrat Rep. Barney Frank has decided to retire. Despite maintaining that he would not retire until 2014, Frank cited recent Congressional redistricting as one reason for choosing to not seek …

Black Friday, Cyber Monday & The Math-Science Shortage Black Friday, Cyber Monday & The Math-Science Shortage

Today’s infographic round-up explores Black Friday spending, Cyber Monday, and “why America is failing to produce enough STEM graduates”. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Black Friday spending: Cyber Monday: © 2011 YouNeverLose.com The Math-Science shortage: Created by: Online Engineering …

Galaxy Nexus Release Date “Confirmed” December 8th, Pre-Order November 29th Galaxy Nexus Release Date “Confirmed” December 8th, Pre-Order November 29th
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Is the wait almost over for one of the most desired new smartphones of the holiday season? Today, we find more information that corroborates an early December U.S. release date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. According to a source deemed …

Google Catalogs Launched on Android Tablets Google Catalogs Launched on Android Tablets

Google announced today that Google Catalogs is now available for Android tablets. Google Catalogs was originally launched in August as an iPad app. It launched with an impressive partner list that included: Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Macy’s, Alloy, …

Cyber Monday, Eli Whitney, and Tabasco Cyber Monday, Eli Whitney, and Tabasco
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Google, Internet Censorship & Pee Games Google, Internet Censorship & Pee Games

Today’s video round-up includes Google’s own look at the evolution of search (as well as where search is headed), some pee-controlled games in London, and Internet censorship in Turkey (among other things). View more daily video round-ups here. Google’s evolution …