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  • Coming to a Website Near You: Google '+1' Sharing Button
  • Wed, 01 Jun 2011 19:47:00 GMT

    Google introduces a new sharing button for the web -- called the "+1" button. Ostensibly about making search better, the button also adds one more piece the search giant can use to build a Facebook competitor.

  • Burning Question: Why Do DVDs Still Have Region Codes?
  • Mon, 30 May 2011 11:00:00 GMT

    Regional codes may seem outdated, but movie studios like the idea of them for the sake of protecting publishers and distributors.

  • Drink Up HTML5, It's Last Call
  • Fri, 20 May 2011 14:12:00 GMT

    After more than 3 years of development, the World Wide Web Consortium has voted to move the HTML5 draft specification to Last Call status. That means HTML5 is about to crawl out of the dark pub and into the harsh morning light of the web.

  • Bing Boosts Facebook Options to Outdo Google on Social Front
  • Mon, 16 May 2011 20:38:00 GMT

    Bing is mixing more Facebook into its search results, gambling that social networking will make search better -- and that its rival Google can't keep up.

  • Create a Hyperlocal Leaks Site
  • Wed, 11 May 2011 20:00:00 GMT

    WikiLeaks has changed the way whistleblowers, document-leak sites and media organizations operate. In its wake, other similar sites where users can anonymously submit documents are cropping up, many with a hyperlocal or topic-specific focus. Here's how to get one started.

  • Adobe Envisions Brave New World of Web Layouts With 'CSS Regions'
  • Tue, 10 May 2011 14:38:00 GMT

    Adobe wants to bring fancy, magazine-style layout tools to web design and the company is turning to web standards to make it happen.

  • Sites That Share Your Chrome Cache
  • Wed, 04 May 2011 11:00:00 GMT

    When a webcam isn?t invasive enough: Now there are sites that let people track your browser history.

  • Save Zuckerberg's Friendster Profile (or Yours) Before It Dies
  • Wed, 27 Apr 2011 19:10:00 GMT

    Friendster is erasing large chunks of their social networking profiles, as it transforms into a game and entertainment site. But with the deletion, we are losing a slice of history, including Mark Zuckerberg's profile.

  • Google Pools WebM Video Supporters for Patent Protection
  • Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:21:00 GMT

    Google has announced the new WebM Community Cross License (CCL) initiative, designed to create a patent safe haven around Google's WebM video codec for HTML5 video.

  • Facebook Begets 'Send' Button for Selective Sharing
  • Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:49:00 GMT

    Facebook brings back an old, forgotten button and revamps it to make it easier for users to share web pages around the web with smaller groups of friends.