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  1. Net neutrality and the benefits of caching

    Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    There has been a lot of discussion on the internet in the last few days about Google's apparent decision to give up on the fight for Net Neutrality The following Wall Street Journal article Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web started the whole discussion. Essentially the WSJ argued that...
  2. Google's 15th release of Chrome is Golden

    Windows Computing
    On its corporate blog this week, Google announced that prior to this week, the company had updated the beta version of its Chrome web browser fourteen times since it was first released just over three months ago.
  3. Google adds SearchWiki (search customization features)

    Home Computing
    This week Google launched a new feature to its website that lets searchers customize their Google search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results. Google says the new feature, SearchWiki is an example of how search is becoming increasingly dynamic and results more...
  4. Google helping to detect flu outbreaks

    Home Computing
    In its research, search giant Google has found that certain flu-related search terms appear to be excellent indicators of flu activity and have created a new site called Google Flu Trends. Okay now this is really interesting stuff. I have bookmarked this site!
  5. Telus announces $33 million "Green" Internet data centre

    Home Computing
    Telus today announced that it would be investing over $33 million to build a more energy efficient Internet data centre to be located in Laval, Quebec. The company says the state-of-the-art facility will be designed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards...
  6. Google BlogSearch revamped

    Home Computing
    From here on Google Blog Kind of a cross between Google News and Digg.
  7. Google Toolbar 5 for Firefox now available

    Windows Computing
    Several months ago Google launched several new features for Google Toolbar in Internet Explorer and last week the company announced that Firefox users can now download the latest version of Google Toolbar for Firefox. The new Firefox toolbar includes all the features found in the IE version...
  8. Street View and walking directions come to Google Maps for mobile

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    From Google Mobile Blog this week
  9. Google Desktop for Windows gets faster

    Windows Computing
    After getting complaints about the performance of Google Desktop, the software engineers at Google announced "Google Desktop 5.8 for Windows" this week a "lighter, faster product" which cuts down memory usage and shuts down five times quicker.
  10. Search Engine use continues to climb

    Home Computing
    The percentage of internet users who use search engines on a typical day has been steadily rising from about one-third of all users in 2002, to a new high of just under one-half (49%) according to a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
  11. Microsoft withdraws offer to purchase Yahoo (Google too!)

    Home Computing
    Stories at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/may08/05-03letter.mspx and http://www.komotv.com/news/18550409.html and http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9935099-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
  12. Google announces KNOL

    Home Computing
    Last week on the official company blog, Google announced that it is testing a new publishing platform called "Knol", which stands for a unit of knowledge. It's being compared to Wikipedia but the difference between Knol and a Wiki is Knol's strong focus on authors. While a Wiki page is a...
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