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Google implements new privacy policy - Mar 1, 2012 - 1:33:21 AM

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Google's new Privacy Policy goes into affect on March 1st, 2012. Google's website states:

Our updated Privacy Policy takes effect today, March 1. As you use our products one thing will be clear: it’s the same Google experience that you’re used to, with the same controls.

And because we’re making these changes, over time we’ll be able to improve our products in ways that help our users get the most from the web.


While we’ve undertaken the most extensive user education campaign in our history to explain the coming changes, we know there has been a fair amount of chatter and confusion.

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Online Piracy Legislation Gets Vote of Confidence From Sen. Harry Reid - Jan 18, 2012 - 1:01:48 PM

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Jan. 18, 2012 - On a recent episode of "Meet the Press," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threw his support behind advancing legislation to curb online piracy. Both chambers of Congress have drafted legislation to address online piracy from foreign websites, but both bills have faced strong public outcry that has put their chances of passage in doubt without significant changes.

The Senate is considering the Protect IP Act ( S 968), known as PIPA, while the House is considering the Stop Online Piracy Act ( HR 3261), known as SOPA. The Senate is expected to vote on PIPA on Jan. 24, and Reid has...
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Updates improve Facebook and Twitter connections - Sep 19, 2011 - 5:39:03 PM
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BBC New Technology: Facebook members will soon be able to pipe their profile directly to a connected Twitter account.

The social networking giant said it was working on the feature in a document sent to developers about upcoming changes.

Before now linking to Twitter was only possible from Facebook pages which are meant for bands, public figures and businesses.

Facebook said linking was coming "soon" but gave no specific date...

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Facebook to add Skype video chat - Jul 7, 2011 - 8:37:08 AM

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(Reuters) - Facebook will add Skype video chat to its pages, aiming to spice up the appeal of the world's No. 1 Internet social networking service while fending off increased competition from Google.

The agreement, announced by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg at the company's Palo Alto, California, headquarters on Wednesday, deepens the company's cooperation with Microsoft Corp, which is in the process of buying Skype to build up its web presence.


Zuckerberg said Facebook has hit a record 750 million users...
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Your Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart - Apr 3, 2011 - 7:18:23 AM

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This week: How to Set Up Email Aliases in Hotmail;
MS Word: Location and Text Wrapping in One Setting: What are Website Certificates? ; What are those random letters and words that show up in the subject or at the bottom of many spam emails? ; and in the news...
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Your Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart - Nov 2, 2010 - 6:15:54 PM

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This week: Google's Logo Museum; How to check if your emails are being opened or read; How to make fonts bigger before printing; Patent Searches through Google; and How to Cut and Paste...

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Facebook Nears 500-Million-User Mark, Prepares Self-Loving "Facebook Stories" - Jul 22, 2010 - 1:02:43 AM
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FastCompany.com - When the first official poster for the Facebook-themed movie The Social Network was unveiled last month, some of us wondered about that official tagline. "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies." Catchy! But does Facebook have that many? The last number quoted was 400 million, at the f8 conference a few months ago.

Facebook revealed to All Things D that they do expect to announce the joining of the 500 millionth Facebook member sometime this week. It was bound to happen, of course, but it's a pretty stunning number of users. Just one year ago, the quoted membership was half that.

So what's Facebook doing to celebrate this milestone? Turns out they're having a bit of a love-in, creating a separate website within Facebook to show off the "Facebook Stories" users have been submitting over the years...

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Twitter Now the World's Fastest Growing Search Engine - Jul 7, 2010 - 10:45:08 AM

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What is your search engine of choice? Google? Yahoo? Bing? Try Twitter.

According to cofounder Biz Stone, who spoke yesterday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Twitter now reaches some 800 million search queries per day. That's over 24 billion searches per month, more than Bing (4.1 billion) and Yahoo (9.4 billion) combined.

While Stone's company is still a long way off from Google, which supports around 88 billion search queries per month, Twitter is quickly catching up. Since last April, Twitter searches are up 33%. To put that in perspective, a study by Nielsen last year concluded that Bing was the fastest-growing search engine in the U.S. after it ballooned over 22%. Now it seems Twitter has taken the title...

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Your Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart - Jun 8, 2010 - 9:35:50 PM
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This week: In the News (this week in technology) learn about the new Apple iPad, and latest Skype version; The difference between Windows XP Home and XP Pro; Tips on MS Office; learn more about cell ranges in Excel formulas; Learn how to Auto-Forward Emails to Multiple Email Addresses; and how do Restrict Unwanted Web Sites ...

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Twitter re-designs their home page - Mar 31, 2010 - 8:58:29 AM

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Twitter's new homepage, aside from being simply more aesthetically pleasing than the old one, does a much better job of showing new users what the service is actually about. The first thing you'll notice upon visiting the new page is that Twitter has put its most popular topics, tweets, and users front and center.

Right in the middle is now a "Top Tweets" section that dynamically updates. Twitter uses a custom algorithm to decide what these are, often due to popularity or general interest. On the left is now a sampling of high-profile users, from celebrities to publications to news outlets to just normal people. Hovering over those icons gives more information about that user, including their latest tweet...

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(VIDEO) Google to Buy One Company Per Month - Mar 16, 2010 - 12:45:52 PM

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Google has an answer to the pesky economy and to getting over its tiff with Apple. The company says it will begin purchasing one small company a month.

"Acquisitions are turned on again at Google and we are doing our normal maneuvers, which is small companies," Eric Schmidt told Reuters. "My estimate would be one-a-month acquisitions and these are largely in lieu of hiring. There may be larger acquisitions, but they really are unpredictable."

The Silicon Valley search company has a long history of buying smaller companies but Schmidt froze Google's wallet earlier this year because he said the market was too expensive.

The company said the move is a sign that the worst of the economic woes the tech industry has been dealing with is behind them...

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Work Smart: Mastering Your Social Media Life - Feb 11, 2010 - 4:02:21 PM

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FastCompany.com writes: When you're active on the Web, keeping up with all your online accounts can feel like a full-time job. You want your high school friends to find you on Facebook, your co-workers to follow you on Twitter, and business associates to find you on LinkedIn. But there are only so many hours in the day, and too many Web sites to check in and update. The good news is that you don't have to hire a personal assistant to update all your profiles. With the right strategy, you can manage multiple accounts with minimal effort. Here's how.

First, make social network activity come to you. Pick your primary channel of communication and route all your notifications from various services to come through it. I call this funneling. For example...
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Facebook Begins Rolling Out New Home Page Design - Feb 9, 2010 - 6:24:33 AM

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Facebook is now fully launching the long-planned redesign, with 80 million users getting it tonight — that’s 80 million of the now 400 million people using the site, the company says. The new design is basically what we’ve been examining in detail since the first test screenshots appeared last October.

Parts of the site that were formerly located in the bottom toolbar — bookmarks, notifications, chat — are now being moved up into the left-hand navigation column on the homepage, or into the top navigation bar. Here are some more details gleaned from Facebook this evening.

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Your Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart - Dec 30, 2009 - 7:28:53 AM
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This week: Missing Recycle Bin; MS Office: Picking a date in a different font; Security Terms; Where'd that download go?!; and printing what is on your full screen; Photo Frames that Print your photo; and Photoshop Actions...


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Your Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart - Sep 22, 2009 - 8:31:24 PM

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This week:  Google Books on Demand; Microsoft uncovers fake anti-virus programs; Missing address book in FireFox? Get it back!;  Word Auto Correct for words we keep spelling wrong;  Cool Site: creating community with Lotsa Helping Hands;  What is "Cache"?;  Shrink to Fit in Word;  Desktop Toolbars; Where do my drag and drop files go? and more...

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Your Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart - Aug 21, 2009 - 11:24:57 AM

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This week: This Week in Technology, the latest on Google Mail, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Sprint, and Microsoft; Computers 101, safe mode solutions; MS Office, zoom no more; Lost Bookmarks on Firefox; Google Chrome Beta 3.0 updates; Viruses: the Good and Bad; Online Business Card; and more...

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Your Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart - Jul 21, 2009 - 11:02:44 PM

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This week: Definition of Cookies; Private browsing; How to deal with Microsoft error popups; YouTube account features; Amanda's cool site: Bad Bugs, Identifying Bugs and Their Bites; and an Optical Mouse product feature...

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Your Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart - Jun 16, 2009 - 4:55:43 PM

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In this issue: Say Hello, Menu Key;  Are your desktop icons too big? Learn how to shrink em!; MS Office New Default; How to Protect Your Computer; and Amanda's Cool Site - What a Lovely Name (everything you need about choosing names)...

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Your Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart - May 27, 2009 - 6:45:46 AM

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In this issue:
I want to go HOME,
Take your favourite photos and add Animation, Music and Special Effects;
What is Spyware?,
MS Office Default Save,
Paperclip rescue for stuck disk drives,
Clear up your Icons,
and Amanda's Cool Site!

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Weekly Computer Tips by WorldStart.com - May 20, 2009 - 4:24:41 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to announce weekly computer tips by WorldStart.com

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In this issue: Error Codes, Outlook Startup Choices, and Amanda's Cool Site! There is also the Monthly Wall Paper if you are looking for something new to set as your Desktop image...

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