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.

16 hours ago from The Independent

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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.

12 hours ago from The Independent

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Barley fuelled farmers' spread onto Tibetan plateau

Cold-tolerant crop enabled high-altitude agriculture some 3,600 years ago.

6 hours ago from Nature News

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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 ...

15 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.

2 hours ago from

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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 ...

7 hours ago from

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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.

7 hours ago from

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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.

3 hours ago from

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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.

17 minutes 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. ...

7 hours ago from TechCrunch

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