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Google Wants TV 'White Space' for Wi-Fi

a shared story    373 weeks 6 days 9 hours 13 minutes ago
Less than a week after losing in the latest U.S. spectrum auction, Google Inc. has started pitching its plan to use TV "white space" — unlicensed and unused airwaves — to provide wireless Internet. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission released by Google on Monday,...(more) 

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Amid the Gloom, an E-Commerce War between Ebay and Amazon

a shared story    345 weeks 14 hours 29 minutes ago
WHEN the e-commerce giant eBay emerged from the last recession seven years ago with an aura of invincibility, its chief executive, Meg Whitman, boasted that “eBay is to some extent recession-proof.” As the online auctioneer’s revenues and stock price kept climbing, one of its primary rivals, Amazon.com,...(more) 

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Yahoo to reject Microsoft bid

a shared story    380 weeks 1 day 6 hours 30 minutes ago
Yahoo board of directors decided at a meeting Friday to reject Microsoft's $44.6 billion offer for the company, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to the Mercury News. The decision, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, was reached because the board believes the $31 per...(more) 

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Group sues Yahoo for helping China

a shared story    422 weeks 4 days 8 hours 59 minutes ago
AP - A human rights group sued Yahoo Inc. Wednesday on grounds the U.S. search company assisted China's communist government with torture by revealing information that led to the arrest of dissidents. 

Updated: Links to use CityTools in different languages

an original story    406 weeks 4 days 8 hours 35 minutes ago
Folks, we're still assembling documentation on how the multiple languages work -- and yes, we're aware that some translations need work and we are working on it. In any event, here is a quick version of how to use CityTools in multiple languages. If you're not a...(more) 

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Zimbabwe's 'worthless' $100bn notes sell for huge profit on eBay

a shared story    355 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago
he Zimbabwean government this week responded to the hyperinflation crippling the country’s economy by knocking 10 zeros of the value of currency. From Friday notes with a face value of Z$100 billion will be worth Z$10, the equivalent of 50p. But the inflated notes, which will be legal...(more) 

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Craigslist sued over erotic-services ads

a shared story    324 weeks 3 days 15 minutes ago
The online forum and classified site Craigslist is once again under fire from law enforcement for running advertisements for erotic services. 

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Computer worm spreads holiday infection

a shared story    386 weeks 1 day 8 hours 4 minutes ago
Security researchers are tracking holiday attacks by the Storm Worm, a particularly insidious piece of computer malware that has been circulating around the world for about a year. Earlier this week, the worm - actually a batch of malicious software code - started generating Christmas-related e-mail spam....(more) 

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CNN Cyberattack Called off

a shared story    370 weeks 1 day 38 minutes ago
PC World - A planned cyberattack against CNN's Web site fizzled out Saturday as the group backing the event called it off. 

Merchants angry over getting yanked by Yelp

a shared story    359 weeks 1 day 10 hours 3 minutes ago
Four years ago, Geri Rebstock started using Yelp, a popular site for consumers to review local businesses and services. She critiqued her favorite veterinarian, a neighborhood print shop and an acupuncturist who took care of her bad wrist. But Rebstock's reviews and personal account vanished from the...(more) 

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Microsoft unveils hostile bid for Yahoo at $44.6 bln

a shared story    381 weeks 2 days 14 hours 42 minutes ago
AFP - Microsoft Friday unveiled a hostile bid of 44.6 billion dollars for Yahoo in an effort to merge the world's biggest software company with a major Internet player to take on the Google juggernaut. 

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Pakistan blocks YouTube over 'blasphemous' videos -- takes out YouTube globally

a shared story    377 weeks 6 days 50 minutes ago
Pakistan has ordered all Internet service providers to block the YouTube website for containing "blasphemous" content and material considered offensive to Islam, officials said Sunday. 

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