Yahoo replaces Google as default search engine for Firefox browser

Yahoo has struck a deal to become the default search engine on the Firefox internet browser, replacing Google and its ten year partnership with the software.

24 hours ago from The Independent

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How Tibet was won: The barley mow

THAT agriculture permitted the human population to expand its size is obvious. That it permitted the population to expand its range as well is a more subtle point. But a paper just published ...

8 hours ago from The Economist

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Apple changes App Store buttons to avoid parents' wrath on childrens' in-app purchases

Apple has stopped describing any apps as 'free' in its App Store, to avoid law suits and angry parents complaining about children having spent money on in-app purchases.

20 hours ago from The Independent

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Beats Music to arrive on iPhones whether you like it or not

Apple is set to push its paid-for Beats Music service onto all iPhones the latest in a series of uninvited arrivals on iPhones and a step towards answering why Apple paid so much for the ...

23 hours ago from The Independent

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Twitter boss launches global cash register service

Twitter's co-founder outlined plans to make cash registers a thing of the past on Thursday as he held a global launch for new software that he said would help small businesses grow.

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Britain urges Russia to shut down webcam spying site

A Russian website offering thousands of live feeds peering into bedrooms and offices around the world by accessing poorly secured webcams should be taken down immediately, British officials ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Amazon offers Washington Post app on Kindle

Amazon said Thursday it will offer a free Washington Post app to Kindle users for six months, a move highlighting the digital strategy for the newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Google tests replacing web ads with contributions

Google on Thursday began rolling out a way for people to support websites they frequent and, in return, be rewarded with ad-free pages.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Comcast goes Uber -- track your technician's journey on screen

In an attempt to curtail the dreaded large time-windows, Comcast tests a system where you can track the cable guy's progress, so you're not waiting around at home.

8 hours ago from CNET

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Dropbox Drags Its Expensive, Forgotten Photo App Carousel To Web And Tablets

 Last year Dropbox threw a glitzy launch event for its new photo storage and viewing app Carousel, and people went right on using the dozen other ways to keep and comb through memories. ...

15 hours ago from TechCrunch

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