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Google Made 890 Improvements To Search Over The Past Year (Barry Schwartz/Search Engine Land)

8 hours 17 min ago

Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Made 890 Improvements To Search Over The Past Year  —  In a Google+ post from Google head of search Amit Singhal, Google shares they have made “more than 890 improvements to Google Search last year alone.”  —  In 2009, Google told us they made between 350 to 400 changes to search and in 2010 …

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Twitter to Remove Images of the Deceased Upon Families' Request (Yoree Koh/Wall Street Journal)

10 hours 32 min ago

Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter to Remove Images of the Deceased Upon Families' Request  —  Twitter said on Tuesday it will remove images of deceased individuals at the request of family members, a move that comes a week after Robin Williams's daughter said she is quitting the platform after being sent disturbing photo-shopped images of her father's death.

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iOS 8 turns up evidence of another possible iPhone 6 resolution: a larger 828 x 1472 (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

11 hours 57 min ago

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 8 turns up evidence of another possible iPhone 6 resolution: a larger 828 x 1472  —  Early this year, we heard from a source that Apple had been testing multiple resolutions for the iPhone 6's larger display, including a resolution of 960 x 1704.  As we outlined, the benefit of that resolution …

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Facebook: 95% of Notification Emails Encrypted Thanks to Providers' STARTTLS Deployment (David Cohen/AllFacebook)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:15pm

David Cohen / AllFacebook:
Facebook: 95% of Notification Emails Encrypted Thanks to Providers' STARTTLS Deployment  —  Facebook offered an update on the state of the deployment of the STARTTLS encryption standard, which it originally wrote about in May, saying that 95 percent of its notification emails …

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Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella's standing, analysts say (Chris Kanaracus/Computerworld)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:10pm

Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella's standing, analysts say  —  The former CEO cited a busy schedule, particularly involving his LA Clippers basketball team, for the board resignation  —  It's not surprising that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer abruptly gave …

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Brazilian judge orders Apple, Google remove Secret from the app stores, remotely delete from users' phones (Mike Beasley/9to5Mac)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:05pm

Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Brazilian judge orders Apple, Google remove Secret from the app stores, remotely delete from users' phones  —  Update: At the moment, this ruling is still unofficial.  A Brazilian prosecutor is pushing for the removal of these apps, but the judge has not officially ordered any action just yet.

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Sam Altman On His Inaugural Batch Of Companies As Y Combinator's New Head (Kim-Mai Cutler/TechCrunch)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:00pm

Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Sam Altman On His Inaugural Batch Of Companies As Y Combinator's New Head  —  “A lot of people ask what's different this time,” said Sam Altman, who took over Y Combinator from Paul Graham at the beginning of the year.  “But the main thing I'm trying to do is keep things running the same way.

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Delaware becomes first state to give heirs broad digital assets access (Cyrus Farivar/Ars Technica)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:55pm

Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Delaware becomes first state to give heirs broad digital assets access  —  Delaware has become the first state in the US to enact a law that ensures families' rights to access the digital assets of loved ones during incapacitation or after death.  —  Last week, Gov. Jack Markell signed House Bill …

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Sharp's Aquos Crystal: a 5-inch, 720p, edge-to-edge display smartphone lacking premium specs (Dan Seifert/The Verge)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:50pm

Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Sharp's Aquos Crystal: a 5-inch, 720p, edge-to-edge display smartphone lacking premium specs  —  Sharp's new phone for Sprint looks like something out of a sci-fi fantasy  —  And it's only $239  —  This week, Sharp, Softbank, and Sprint announced a new line of devices called Acquos Crystal …

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Sprint announces $240 nearly bezel-free 5-inch Aquos Crystal (Natt Garun/The Next Web)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:45pm

Natt Garun / The Next Web:
Sprint announces $240 nearly bezel-free 5-inch Aquos Crystal  —  Sprint on Tuesday announced its latest smartphone, the nearly bezel-free Sharp Aquos Crystal.  —  The Aquos Crystal features a 5-inch edge-to-edge 720p display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage packed in a 10mm-thick body.

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Snapchat working on integrating disappearing video, news and ads, with new service Snapchat Discovery (Wall Street Journal)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:50pm

Wall Street Journal:
Snapchat working on integrating disappearing video, news and ads, with new service Snapchat Discovery  —  Snapchat Discussing New Content Service With Advertisers, Media Firms  —  Snapchat Inc., the mobile app for disappearing messages, could soon be a service for disappearing videos, news articles and advertisements.

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Intellectual Ventures lays off 140 employees, about 20% of its workforce (Ashlee Vance/Businessweek)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:45pm

Ashlee Vance / Businessweek:
Intellectual Ventures lays off 140 employees, about 20% of its workforce  —  Mass Layoffs Hit Intellectual Ventures' Patent Factory  —  Intellectual Ventures, the company Silicon Valley loves to despise, is laying off about 20 percent of its employees, Bloomberg Businessweek has learned.

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How to Save the Net: Don't Give In to Big ISPs (Reed Hastings/Wired)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:35pm

Reed Hastings / Wired:
How to Save the Net: Don't Give In to Big ISPs  —  The next Netflix won't stand a chance if the largest Internet service providers in the US are allowed to merge.  —  The Internet has  —  already changed how we live and work, and we're only just getting started.

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Twitter now officially says your timeline is more than just tweets from people you follow (Dan Frommer/Quartz)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:30pm

Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Twitter now officially says your timeline is more than just tweets from people you follow  —  Many Twitter users have noticed that Twitter is now inserting tweets into their timelines that seemingly don't belong.  This is not an accident.  Twitter has updated its help document, “What's a Twitter timeline?”

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Netflix is now paying Time Warner Cable for direct access and faster streams (Stacey Higginbotham/Gigaom)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:40pm

Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Netflix is now paying Time Warner Cable for direct access and faster streams  —  Netflix, the online streaming giant, has signed a paid peering deal with Time Warner Cable, meaning that it now has deals with the four biggest U.S. ISPs.  —  Time Warner Cable signed a direct interconnection deal with Netflix …

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