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    Jobs Returns, Announces New iPod Nanos, Discusses Transplant

    Jobs Returns, Announces New iPod Nanos, Discusses Transplant
    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs returned to his showman role Wednesday, taking the stage at a product launch event for the first time since his nearly six-month-long medical leave. Jobs, who had a liver transplant this spring, got a standing ovation. Looking thin and speaking quietly and with a scratchy voice, the 54-year-old CEO told the audience he ...
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    YouTube Reportedly in Talks to Offer Online Movie Rentals

    YouTube Reportedly in Talks to Offer Online Movie Rentals
    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ YouTube is in talks with some of the major Hollywood studios about allowing the giant video site to rent movies to consumers. YouTube and the studios are still working out the details of the deal, such as what consumers would pay and how soon after films are released in theaters they would be available on the site. ...
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    Intuit Buying Personal Finance Web Site Mint.Com for $170M

    Intuit Buying Personal Finance Web Site Mint.Com for $170M
    Sep. 14 - For nearly two years, one of the biggest names in consumer financial software has listened to a steady drumbeat of rave reviews for a new personal finance tracking service offered by online startup Mint.com. Mountain View-based Intuit responded Monday by announcing it will spend $170 million to buy the upstart company and add its fast-growing service to ...
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    Google Offers to Help Newspapers Charge for Stories

    Google Offers to Help Newspapers Charge for Stories
    Google is offering to help newspapers charge for stories online despite a rocky relationship with publishers. The online behemoth is pitching a "micropayment" model that would allow papers to process a series of small payments - as little as a penny - for news and other online content. Google submitted an eight-page proposal to the Newspaper Association of America, which is ...
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    Web Page Loading Time Seen as Increasongly Critical Component of Web Retail Experience

    Web Page Loading Time Seen as Increasongly Critical Component of Web Retail Experience
    Two seconds. That is how long a typical online shopper will wait for a retailer's Web page to load before getting frustrated. In three seconds, 40 percent of shoppers will abandon the shopping site completely, according to a study conducted by Forrester Research Inc. for Akamai Technologies Inc. The findings, slated to be released Monday, come as retailers head into the ...
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    Twitter Raises 50M in Latest Funding Round, Company Valued at $1B

    Twitter Raises 50M in Latest Funding Round, Company Valued at $1B
    Twitter is one of the fastest growing social networking sites online. The Tweets that users send out with 140 character limits have quickly become one of the most popular social networking platforms around. Reuters reports that Twitter is closing a round of funding that puts a value on the company of a whopping $1 billion. The last round of funding that ...
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    Are Retail Websites that are Too Personalized Essentially Creepy?

    Are Retail Websites that are Too Personalized Essentially Creepy?
    CHICAGO _ Michael Redding describes the get-to-know-you game between man and machine as a version of "Name That Tune." Take, for example, someone who lands on an online retailer's home page and enters a search term. The Web site can identify the person's rough location and a bit about what the shopper wants to buy. With those two notes, the site ...
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    Google Announces Real-Time Web Search

    Google Announces Real-Time Web Search
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Fresh information from blogs, news sites, Twitter and other popular hangouts will appear in Google's search results more quickly as the company aims to give people a more comprehensive look at what's happening on the Web. The feature unveiled Monday represents Google Inc.'s most significant step yet in the field of "real-time" search - a catch ...
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    Twitter Gets Hijacked by "Iranian Cyber Army"

    Twitter Gets Hijacked by "Iranian Cyber Army"
    Twitter is one of the hottest web businesses online with everyone from regular Joes to celebrities logging on and microblogging. Last night, Twitter.com went down for several hours -- a notable event. While some were redirected to host PNAP's Perfect World advertisement page, others found themselves redirected to a rather alarming alternative -- a page from the "Iranian Cyber Army" claiming ...
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    Upcoming Google "Gphone" Details Leaked

    Upcoming Google "Gphone" Details Leaked
    When Google announced that it was getting into the phone business, many expected that it was going to release the long rumored "GPhone", a high-tech smart phone akin to the iPhone. The company surprised everyone when it instead released a smart phone operating system, Android. Now knee-deep in the smart phone industry, Google has gained much in terms of experience. While ...
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    Amazon Says December Kindle Sales are Best Ever

    Amazon Says December Kindle Sales are Best Ever
    Amazon said the month of December has been the highest selling month for the popular Kindle e-reader, but the company still hasn't released specific sales numbers. Amazon has never publicly released sales figures, and announced it will begin to ship the Kindle with free expedited shipping to consumers interested in purchasing a unit prior to Christmas.   It seems odd for ...
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    The Business of 'Augmented reality' is About to Explode

    The Business of 'Augmented reality' is About to Explode
    CHICAGO _ "Augmented reality" may sound like indecipherable technobabble, but the concept behind this technology is familiar to anyone who has seen any of the "Terminator" movies. In the sci-fi films, a cyborg is able to scan its surrounding area and superimpose data on what it sees, allowing it to get background information on humans. Now, after years of use in ...
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    Apple Sells 300k iPads on Launch Day

    Apple Sells 300k iPads on Launch Day
    Apple's much hyped iPad landed in consumer hands over the weekend. The device was made available in Apple Stores and Best Buy stores at 9 AM on Saturday – those that pre-ordered iPads from Apple's website received them Saturday via UPS. The downside to a Saturday launch was that consumers with plans had to pre-sign for the iPad with a form ...
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    Tech Gadgets Often Vital to Entrepreneurs

    Tech Gadgets Often Vital to Entrepreneurs
    Small-business owner Julie Ruvolo is certainly tech savvy. She worked in ad sales and strategy for digital media companies AdBrite and DivX, and as a freelance writer for interactive media publisher iMedia Communications. In 2008, she co-founded Solvate, which helps folks find "virtual assistants" online that help with administrative tasks such as bookkeeping and travel planning. Ruvolo uses many gadgets to ...
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    Google CEO: Vast Changes Coming to the Web Within 5 Years

    Google CEO: Vast Changes Coming to the Web Within 5 Years
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A Web where Chinese is the dominant language, and connections are so fast that distinctions between audio, video and text are blurred is perhaps just five years away, the head of Google said Wednesday. Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Google Inc., spoke to about 5,000 chief information officers and information technology executives in Orlando for a technology ...
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    FCC Comes Closer to Determining New Net Neutrality Principles, Businesses Worry

    FCC Comes Closer to Determining New Net Neutrality Principles, Businesses Worry
    WASHINGTON - The federal government this week is stepping squarely into a high-stakes technology battle with this seemingly straightforward question at its core: Should Internet providers such as Comcast and AT&T be allowed to control what you do online once you buy access to their networks? If the answer seems obvious _ of course they shouldn't _ the debate hardly ends ...
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    Facebook Changes Home Page Based on Direct User Feedback

    Facebook Changes Home Page Based on Direct User Feedback
    NEW YORK - Worried about missing a birth announcement, or details on what your portly uncle had for lunch? Facebook is tweaking its home page yet again in hopes of making it easier to find information. Among the latest changes is a list of items you might have missed during those rare moments spent away from the online hangout. The changes ...
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    When Mobile Productivity Decreases: Adobe's Photoshopp iPhone App

    When Mobile Productivity Decreases: Adobe's Photoshopp iPhone App
    Earlier this month Adobe introduced an iPhone application to enable the editing of photos, "while on the go". You can edit photos, apply effects and share images with others. The tool is pretty neat and has seamless integration with users' free Photoshop.com accounts and enables photo sharing and data back-up, saving space on your iPhone. When I first read about this, ...
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    Google Voice Now Offers Service with Existing Numbers

    Google Voice Now Offers Service with Existing Numbers
    New version of Google Voice offers voice mail features with your existing number Google Voice has been a rather controversial service since it debuted. The service allows a user to give out one phone number for their office, mobile, and landline phones to users and get the calls on whatever device they are using. The big catch to the service so ...
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    China Issues Veiled Response to Google

    China Issues Veiled Response to Google
    The battle between Google and the Chinese government is heating up. China is one of the most prolific blockers of internet content in the world. The country has a myriad of laws on the books that govern what types of content can be posted or viewed on the internet. The Chinese government has been harsh in its crack down on journalists ...
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