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NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

The NORAD Tracks Santa program captured much attention when it was inadvertently developed at a Colorado Springs military outpost way back in 1955. Now, nearly 60 years later, it’s doing the same thing for a very different reason. As most of you have read, heard or seen by now, the newest iteration of the North… Continue Reading NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

      A federal appeals court has turned down a Freedom of Information Act request related to the 2010 cyberattack on Google users in China.   The request from the Electronic Privacy Information Center was to disclose communications between Google and the U.S. National Security Agency. The center focuses on privacy and civil liberties.… Continue Reading Court won’t order Google-US interactions released

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Google gets more personal with search results

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Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information. The additional personal touches coming out Tuesday mark another step toward one of Google’s most ambitious goals. The Internet search leader eventually hopes to know enough about each of its users so… Continue Reading Google gets more personal with search results

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Google launched their new “+1” feature recently, amid a slew of media fanfare. I bet you all are wondering, “What does Google +1 mean for my business.” And I’ll tell you, but in order for it to make sense, let’s take a step back to get some perspective. The “old Google” circa seven days ago,… Continue Reading Tech Talk: What does Google’s ‘+1’ mean for your business?

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Search engine giant Google Inc. is making Kansas City, Kan., the first place to get its new ultra-fast broadband network, the company announced Wednesday. Google announced on its official blog that the city would be the inaugural site for its “Fiber for Communities” program. The company says the network would be capable of making Internet… Continue Reading Google takes high-speed network to Kansas City

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Google launching TV service

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Google will launch its television service in the United States this fall and worldwide next year as it broadens its reach from  computers to TVs. The service, which will allow for full Internet browsing via television sets, will be free, and Google will work with a variety of program makers and electronics manufacturers to bring… Continue Reading Google launching TV service

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While some cities are relying on publicity stunts to be selected for a Google pilot program that would install a citywide network of ultra-high-speed broadband service, Springs officials say they are steadily working on a proposal that highlights the city’s military presence and it’s highly technical workforce. They said it’s not a matter of being subdued,… Continue Reading Springs’ Google proposal serious, not flashy

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A number of cities are locked in fierce competition to be chosen for a free Google pilot program that would install a citywide network of ultra-high-speed broadband service. Google has hung the offer out there, and cities have responded. The mayor of Duluth, Minn. said he’ll jump into a frozen lake. The mayor of a small… Continue Reading Springs takes subdued approach to Google competition

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – The once-cuddly relationship between Google Inc. and Apple Inc. is morphing into a prickly power struggle as the ambitions and ideas of the technology trendsetters increasingly collide. The growing use of high-powered phones for Web surfing has become a flash point in the brewing battle because both Google and Apple… Continue Reading Google, Apple spar in high-tech heavyweight battle

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