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Samsung Electronics Co unveils Artik chipset in big push into Internet of Things
Financial Post
Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other Internet-connected gadgets — even if the gadgets aren't made by Samsung. At a technology conference in San Francisco, the South Korean company unveiled a new line of tiny electronic components that combine low-power computer chips, transmitters and software. Manufacturers can build the components into everything from televisions to parking meters to orthopedic shoes.
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Why dial-up internet isn't dead yet
Time Magazine
Verizon's announcement that it plans to purchase AOL revealed a interesting tidbit about what AOL is up to these days. Not only does the company continue to provide old-fashioned, dial-up Internet service to 2.3 million active subscribers, but that subscriber base has held surprisingly steady in recent years. The current numbers are only a notch lower than 2013, when AOL had 2.5 million dial-up subscribers, according to the company's second-quarter earnings report.
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Google is finally making apps for the Apple Watch
Time Magazine
A news app shows the company won't ignore Apple's device completely. The Apple Watch has added a big new addition to its app developer ranks. Google released its first app for Apple's new wearable recently. Google News & Weather, which was previously available for smartphones, will now allow users to get a quick summary of news headlines from the Apple Watch screen.
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SEO 101: Make users happy
Tech.co
There has been a radical shift in the world of SEO and content marketing. Webmasters are changing how they approach their sites, as Google's incessant campaign of search engine improvements that reward quality websites is now having its effect. The user experience (UX) is now just as important as any other factor in web design. Google places greater value on websites that are functional and useful for web searchers, websites that are frequently visited because of the positive experience the user leaves with.
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Google has deleted hundreds of thousands of links on the web to make bad news go away
Business Insider
A year ago, the European Court of Justice ruled that people could ask Google to remove links that came up in a search for their name. The "right to be forgotten" decision was a frustrating one for Google, but a triumph for online privacy.Since the ECJ's ruling,Google has received 253,617 requests to remove 920,258, the Telegraph reports. The company has removed just over 40 per cent of these links across Europe.
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The Onion uses its redesign to mock all other web redesigns
Wired
The Onion's redesigned website now has infinite scrolling, so, according to the satirical news organization, you can "ignore any impulse to eat, drink, or sleep, instead devoting all your time and energy to scrolling further and further and further." It also flags recommended content to assist "dimwitted, incompetent, and effectively brainless" readers. And in preparation for the soon-to-launch Onion Studios, the site designers "completely redefined the online video experience" by creating more video channels.
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Facebook's new in-app search could be a Google nightmare
Wired
Over the last few weeks, some Facebook users noticed a seemingly small change to their iOS app. While updating their statuses, in addition to options for adding an image, tagging a friend, picking just the right sticker, or sharing their locations, they saw a new icon. It led to page called "Add a Link," where their queries were met with relevant results from around the Internet, that they could then share quickly and seamlessly with friends.
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Greenpeace: Renewable energy vital for internet lifestyles
EurActiv
A Greenpeace report accused utilities of hampering efforts to use renewable energy to power data centres needed for services hosted in the cloud. Greenpeace praised moves made by Apple, Google and other internet titans to fill a skyrocketing demand for electricity with solar, wind or other environmentally friendly sources but lamented expansion of data centre capacity in places where utilities reliant on carbon-spewing coal fuel dominate markets.
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