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Peering into the future of Media - 0 views

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    Very interesting read on what the future could look like for the way in which we get information and do every day tasks.
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Google offers hands-free voice search for computers running Chrome - 0 views

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    if you had Google Chrome, now you can use the voice search on it.
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Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets? - 0 views

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    Great article of why there is a drastic statistical decline in people reading e-books
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Which US city has the fastest Internet access? Wrong! - 0 views

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    Can you name the U.S. city with the fastest internet connection? Not many can. This article talks about how this particular city has the fastest internet.
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Update: Skype being investigated over NSA spying links - 0 views

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    Interesting updated article about skype spying!
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Google Books ruling is a huge victory for online innovation - 0 views

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    Big news today: a ten-year-old lawsuit about Google Book Search has been resolved in Google's favor -- basically, the law has ruled that it was okay for Google to scan in-copyright books because it had no plans to publish the whole version of those in-copyright books online in http://books.google.com. Compare this to what we've heard about celebrity photographs and Pinterest. Here's a quotation from the story:

    "When Google started work on its book search engine a decade ago, the company realized that getting the approval of copyright holders would be a logistical nightmare. Not only would major publishers likely demand high fees for permission to scan their books, but for many older works, it would be difficult to even figure out who the appropriate copyright holder was. So Google took a gamble, scanning library books without seeking copyright holders' permission and relying on copyright's fair use doctrine as a justification."
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YouTube Faces Backlash for Google+ Integration - 1 views

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    Someone recently presented on the YouTube founders and mentioned Google's new integration of Google+. This article discusses the backlash by users Google is receiving about the new comment interface on YouTube.
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13 BEST Global Google Doodles - 0 views

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    This article provides 13 Google Doodles that have been widely seen as "the best".
    It also gives a brief history of Google Doodles, talks about Doodle4Google, and briefly describes the events each of the 13 Doodles represents.
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Google Doodle of the Day - 0 views

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    Todays Google Doodle found on the google homepage is dedicated to Shakuntala Devi. She is also known as the "Human Computer" I have attached the wikipedia article that details who Shakuntala Devi is and why she is important enough to receive the doodle! :)
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Google Doodles - 0 views

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    Just thought I would add this page about controversial Google doodles! Its interesting which ones were viewed as controversial.
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    Good one, Adam. I meant to ask Laura and forgot whether the doodles are always the same in every country, and this gallery shows that they aren't. Which makes a lot of sense. The Miró one is interesting, too -- the fact that the artist's heirs felt ripped off, even though it was original artwork in the *style* of Miró rather than anything actually copied from a digital version of Miró.
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How to Give Kind Criticism, and Avoid Being Critical - 0 views

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    A great read for the next few weeks of presentations! A how-to on constructive criticism!
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    Thanks, Claire! It's all been pretty constructive so far, I think, but this is helpful.
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Google Has Gone 'Dark': The Search Giant Just Ended Its Free Data And People Are Freaki... - 0 views

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    AP Late this month, Google went "dark" in terms of providing publishers with free information on which words led people searching in Google to click on their sites. The move came as Google seeks to reassure users following the NSA/PRISM domestic surveillance scandal.
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    Wow, I hadn't even heard about that, Emily. Terrific story. That's a bummer, though -- I use Google Analytics on some of my sites, though I probably should make more use of it, and it was always interesting to see what keywords people were using to get to my site. Sometimes the keywords were weird.
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10 tips for smarter, more efficient Internet searching - TechRepublic - 0 views

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    This article goes over tips that can be helpful when doing research online. I think some of these were discussed in class but some of them are new too.
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Google lead coalition for cheaper internet - 0 views

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    World Wide Web creator, Sir Tim Berners-Lee is leading a coalition to bring cheaper internet to developing countries in Africa. The coalition includes Google, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, and others.
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Google News Archive - 0 views

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    This is an archive of google news stories. You can search for specific news events or dates and find the articles written and shared on google. I thought this was an interesting find with archives since it combined google news stories with archives we learned about today in class.
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Google: There Are 129,864,880 Books in the Entire World - 0 views

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    We had discussed in class about how many books we thought there were in the world. This article explains how Google reached the estimated number of books.
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Google has a database of magazines - 1 views

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    You can use Google to search for magazines and magazine articles that date all the way back to the 1960's.
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    Hey, that's super-useful, Talia, thanks! When Google scanned things from research libraries, that included a lot of magazines. Or maybe Google made deals with the publishers directly for these. There are some weird titles in there, though -- no Time, no Newsweek, but you can search through _Torque_, "Singapore's best homegrown car magazine" :)
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Google Celebrates 15 Years - 0 views

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    Its Google's Birthday today and It seems like the giant among search engines is still continuing to push for better service. I noticed that my google format had changed and I found out it was because Hummingbird, its new search algorithm that gives better search results.
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Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center - 0 views

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    Interesting article of secrets of Google and its creation
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