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Google ‘look-alike’ Search emerges in China.

A new search engine Goojje search has been noticed in China. Apart from sounding similar to Google, it also copies the loogo of Google and includes the Baidu logo in its own.

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75% of Linux code is written by paid developers

The Linux world makes much of its community roots, but when it comes to developing the kernel of the operating system, it’s less a case of “volunteers ahoy!” and more a case of “where’s my pay?”

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Google Hacks Back!

Google had earlier announced that it will no longer censor search results on Google.cn, the Chinese version of the search engine.

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Google introduces a URL shortener service

Google has launched updated versions of the Google Toolbar and FeedBurner that offer a new URL shortening service from Google called the Google URL Shortener.

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Apple named ‘Brand of the Decade’ by Adweek

Apple received top honors in six categories in Adweek’s “Best of the 2000s” advertising awards, including “Brand of the Decade” and “Marketer of the Decade” for Steve Jobs.

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Switch to Bing, Mozilla exec tells Firefox users

Catalyzed by Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s comments on privacy, Dolzler, a Mozilla executive, on his private blog, is telling Firefox users to ditch Google for Microsoft’s Bing, stating that Bing provides superior security.

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Google home-page to sport a fade-in look.

The Google homepage is sporting a new look. Google has released a new version of its classic homepage. The main feature of the new homepage is that it “fades in” — when the page first loads, it shows only  the […]

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Smoking Near Apple Computer Will Void Warranty !

You know that smoking isn’t good for you. But did you know, that smoking isn’t good for your Mac, either? It’s true, at least according to Apple.

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Crapware makes PCs take more than twice as long to boot up.

This study has put nine machines from the major manufacturers through a battery of tests designed to highlight where they’re being run ragged by unwanted trial software or crapware. Acer, Sony and HP are the worst offenders, as far as […]

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Channel 9 Learning Center launched

New Channel 9 Learning Center has been launched. It is a new destination on Channel 9 that’s designed to provide free developer training on emerging Microsoft products and technologies.

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Apple’s Time Capsule Graveyard

Mac users are complaining that the Backup devices are failing after about 18 months. Reports of failed Time Capsules have been common on Apple’s support site for months. Most users adding to the two most popular threads, which together boast more […]

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The Great Race of the E-Mail Service Providers

Google’s Gmail has surpassed AOL as the third most visited e-mail service in the U.S. and is poised to pass Windows Live Hotmail in about seven months.

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Google: We will never be evil like Microsoft

At a recent press conference in New York, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founder Sergey Brin fielded a lot of questions, on varying topics, from the media.

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Google celebrates its 11th birthday with an extra ‘l’.

It’s Google’s 11th birthday on Sunday, September 27th: to celebrate, the company has changed its logo to a version that turns the letter “L” into the number 11. The logo is already visible.

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Google Page Rank trick tracks extinctions!

Google’s algorithm for ranking web pages can be adapted to determine which species are critical for sustaining ecosystems, say researchers.

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Halal Search Engine Launched!

A Kosher search engine … a Halal browser? And now … a Halal Search Engine has been launched!

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Top 100 dirty websites on the Internet.

Symantec has released a list of the Dirtiest Web Sites of Summer 2009 – the top 100 infected sites based on number of threats detected by Norton Safe Web as of August 2009.

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Its time to uninstall Digsby.

The popular Digsby instant messenger client not only bundles half a dozen “optional” crapware applications, it’s also using your computer to crawl the web, do stock market research, and more. It’s time to uninstall.

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Bhuvan, a Google Earth Competitor to view celestial objects

Bhuvan is a revolutionary mapping application by ISRO that claims to serve images with far higher resolution than Google Earth. Bhuvan will use images taken by ISRO’s seven remote sensing satellites. View celestial objects with Bhuvan Bhuvan, an ambitious project […]

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Macbook cracks threaten to upset Apple cart

Apple is refusing to formally acknowledge a widespread design flaw in its Macbook products that could develop into a major PR disaster and spark a recall.

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Kids search for Sex, Porn & Fred … err Fred who??

Between February 2009 and July 2009, Symantec tracked a total of 3.5 million searches that were submitted by users of their OnlineFamily.Norton service. The list of search terms was ranked from those submitted most frequently to those submitted the least. […]

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Google’s next search engine: Caffeine

Google has just unveiled a “secret project” of “next-generation architecture for Google’s web search“ called Caffeine.

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Seadragon.com Launched

At Seadragon.com you can share any image on the web as a zoomable photo. Simply point Seadragon.com at any image you’ve got on the web, and in no time flat, you’ve got a zoomable viewer just like this one. Share […]

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Branded Platinum Visa Credit Cards from Linux!

Linux Foundation, the non-profit that supports the growth of the Linux kernel, is today announcing an affinity Visa Platinum credit card for people who want to contribute to advancing the OS through the organization’s initiatives.