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After Google, Yahoo joins the rally in email encryption for safer Internet
The Next Digit
With the threat of theft always hanging like a sword on the users, the use of the Internet has changed a lot. Thus, in such a situation, it feels good to have Google and Yahoo come together to make things over the internet more safe (especially to protect users' emails from government snooping). The situation is becoming increasingly hard for the association to latch on to their users due to the increasing risks.
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Facebook hires former BlackBerry executive for Internet.org app
Financial Post
Facebook Inc. has hired a former BlackBerry Ltd. executive to work on its Internet.org project, the social-media company has confirmed. Andrew Bocking, a longtime BlackBerry executive who left the embattled smartphone maker in February, will be joining the Facebook team working on Internet.org, a spokeswoman said.
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20th anniversary of first online sale: How we shop on the web
The Telegraph
It was recently the 20th anniversary of what is widely regarded as the first "secure online purchase," of a "Ten Summoner's Tales" album by Sting, for $12.48 plus shipping. Two decades on, and technology has moved on from the rudimentary system behind that transaction, and demand for retail on the web has boomed. New research commissioned by Shop Direct, the owner of Littlewoods.com and Very.co.uk, shows that 95 per cent of us now shop on the internet.
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Internet usage-based pricing confuses consumers, U.S. watchdog finds
CBC News
Consumers often incorrectly estimate how much data they consume online and pay internet providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do, a U.S. government watchdog said. The preliminary observations of U.S. consumers were from the Government Accountability Office's review of the practice of usage-based pricing, in which consumers pay internet service providers (ISPs) for a specific amount of data they agree to consume instead of a flat fee for unlimited data.

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Australia steps up fight against online piracy
The Wall Street Journal
Winter is coming for Australia's Internet pirates, among the world's most zealous in illegally downloading hit movies and television series such as HBO's blockbuster "Game of Thrones." After months of lobbying from Hollywood studios, local production houses and subscription channel Foxtel, as well as the U.S. ambassador, Australia's conservative government has released a discussion paper for public comment proposing legislative curbs that would force Internet providers to block access to popular downloading websites.

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Could Yoox be a takeover target for Amazon?
Business of Fashion
Yoox SpA offers potential suitors a way to combine two of the fastest growing areas of retail: Luxury goods and the Internet. The $1.6 billion company, which operates e-commerce sites for designer brands including Armani and Moncler, is poised to boost sales by about 75 per cent over the next three years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Affluent consumers from Seattle to Shanghai have more to spend on luxury goods and are increasingly going online to do it, according to Retail Metrics Inc.

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Google revises Internet search formula
The Telegram
Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services. The move involves a change in Google's closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results. Websites that automatically encrypt their services will now be boosted higher in Google Inc.'s recommendation system.
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CBS to make direct-to-internet TV shows for services like Netflix and Amazon
The Verge
The next hit original series on Netflix might be made by CBS. Network CEO Les Moonves revealed on an earnings call that CBS Studios is working on developing original television series solely for streaming video services. CBS Studios primarily sells to CBS' own channels and is known for such shows as NCIS, but nothing prevents it from producing series for other networks.
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Social media: The Wild West of behavioural data collection
The Globe and Mail
When tech company Strava was founded in 2009 it had a simple mission — to help cyclists and runners keep track of their activities. It didn't take long, however, for an entirely different group of customers to take an interest. San Francisco-based Strava has received so many requests for its user data that it now runs a secondary business selling anonymized cycling data to municipalities and other groups looking to better understand how and why local cyclists choose the routes they do.
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The key to online lead generation for your business
Business 2 Community
A lot of marketing companies think that passing leads to their clients is where their responsibilities stop. But, smart marketing companies understand that the key to building, and scaling, an online marketing campaign requires refining leads generation through actively setting up communication channels with the sale's team (usually this is accomplished through automated marketing and lead management software).
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Google web designer HTML5 tool is updated
Small Business Trends
Google recently announced an update to its Google Web Designer HTML5 tool. The update brings more options to build interactive and animated content. It also brings tighter integration with AdWords. Google Web Designer is mainly intended to be used by advertisers, media agencies and creative agencies to design banner ads and other animations.
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