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27
Jun

This Law Could Force Billion-Dollar Companies to Disclose Financial Data to Employees

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Over the past year, there has been mounting concern about private companies being overvalued, and the consequences of inflating a technology 'bubble' that could be set to burst. But one law, at least, is forcing tight-lipped employers to share financial information... Continue reading
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27
Jun

Yahoo Reportedly Turned Down Offers for Its Core Internet Business

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Yahoo is reported to have rejected "several" offers to take over its core internet business, Reuters reported on Thursday.   It said the potential buyers included a private-equity firm, citing three anonymous sources.   The report added that Yahoo will... Continue reading
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27
Jun

3 Reasons Microsoft Is Betting the Ocean Holds the Key for Faster Internet

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Researchers at Microsoft are betting the future of computing lies under the sea.   The company recently tested an innovative data center that lives hundreds of feet below sea level, The New York Times reports. Why? One of the most costly... Continue reading
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23
Jun

Voice Search Is Going to Be Huge

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We're talking to our phones more than ever, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byerspartner Mary Meeker says don't expect that to slow down. The venture capitalist presented findings Wednesday from her much-anticipated annual report on internet trends at Recode's Code Conference near Los Angeles. A key takeaway: Voice... Continue reading
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14
Jun

30 minutes of browsing the web will expose your identity

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For decades, the anonymity offered by the internet has permitted untold freedoms for some of the world's most oppressed people. It's also been pretty good for dogs.   But all that could be at an end with the discovery that a... Continue reading
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13
Jun

Google may use gigabit Wi-Fi to bring Fiber to the masses

Posted by on in Search Engines
Google’s cheap, high-speed Fiber network is the internet we all need, but very few actually get. A lot of that has to do with the cost of running fiber-optic under streets and to houses, which involves a lot of messy manual... Continue reading
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13
Jun

Researchers create app that puts you to sleep

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A Canadian researcher has created an app that uses a method that essentially “scrambles” one’s thoughts and keeps the mind off issues that may prevent sleep. “A racing mind, worries and uncontrollable thoughts are common bedtime complaints among poor sleepers,” said... Continue reading
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08
Jun

DuckDuckGo Becomes Default Search Provider for Tor Browser

Posted by on in Search Engines
Privacy-focused browser Tor has begun serving search results from DuckDuckGo by default. Previously, Tor used a privacy tool called Disconnect to access Google’s search results, but there is now an issue where Disconnect no longer has access to Google search.  ... Continue reading
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13
Apr

How to Do Internet Research

Posted by on in Internet Research
The internet has made researching a topic easier than ever before. Instead of making a trip to the library, people with internet access can simply pull up a search engine, type, and click away. But, in addition to making it easier... Continue reading
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05
Oct

Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers

Posted by on in Internet Research
Your students are probably Internet authorities. When it comes to Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, they might know far more than you. All of that time spent tweeting and chatting doesn’t necessarily translate to deep learning though. As students progress through school,... Continue reading
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