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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: social news reader Prismatic on the block, with Microsoft the front runner in buying it; Apple and Yahoo have also expressed serious interest   —  Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic  —  Microsoft has been busy snatching up startups to fill out its mobile apps portfolio …
Mar 1, 2015, 8:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo search is down; Bing, other Microsoft services also suffered brief outages earlier today   —  Microsoft And Yahoo Confirm Search Outages  —  Microsoft's search engine Bing.com and other sites, including live.com, suffered a brief outage of somewhere around 20 minutes today, give or take …
Jan 2, 2015, 4:40 PMIn context
David Gelles / New York Times:
Change.org raises $25M from star investors including Gates, Branson, Hoffman, Omidyar, others   —  Tech Figures Join to Fund Change.org Petition Site  —  In a twist on how Silicon Valley companies are financed, several technology luminaries have banded together to effectively do the work of a traditional venture capital firm.
Dec 9, 2014, 9:50 AMIn context
Lisa Fleisher / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Yahoo begin implementing right to be forgotten in Europe   —  In Europe, Microsoft and Yahoo Have Started to Forget  —  Microsoft 's Bing and Yahoo have started to scrub search results for Europeans who want to exercise their “right to be forgotten,” company officials said.
Nov 28, 2014, 4:35 PMIn context
David Gilbert / International Business Times:
EU regulators want Google to extend right to be forgotten rules worldwide   —  EU Regulators Want ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Ruling Extended to Google.com  —  Regulators in Brussels have announced they believe links removed from search engines under the so-called Right to be Forgotten ruling …
Nov 26, 2014, 9:40 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
With Google's deal expiring in 2015, Yahoo and Microsoft compete to take over as default search engine in Safari for iOS   —  All Eyes on Apple as Google Search Deal Expires Next Year  —  Mozilla's decision last week to replace Google with Yahoo as the default search engine for the Firefox browser …
Nov 25, 2014, 10:15 AMIn context
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Dropbox, Evernote, Aol, LinkedIn, Twitter lend support to NSA Freedom Act in open letter to US Senate   —  Facebook, Google and Apple lobby for curb to NSA surveillance  —  A coalition of the biggest names in consumer technology have backed a US bill …
Nov 17, 2014, 2:35 PMIn context
Robert Lemos / Ars Technica:
EFF finds that only 6 of 39 messaging apps guarantee basic secure communications   —  Security scorecard finds messaging apps need more development  —  Only six out of 39 messaging applications have the features needed to guarantee the security of communications sent over the Internet …
Nov 5, 2014, 6:20 AMIn context
Percy / GreatFire.org:
Report: Chinese authorities conduct “man in the middle” attack on iCloud.com users to harvest their data   —  China collecting Apple iCloud data; attack coincides with launch of new iPhone  —  After previous attacks on Github, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, the Chinese authorities …
Oct 20, 2014, 12:35 PMIn context
Andy / TorrentFreak:
UK government warns of legislative action if search engines don't stop linking to pirate sites   —  UK Govt. Warns Google, Microsoft & Yahoo Over Piracy  —  Developments over the past 12 months have sent the clearest message yet that the UK government is not only prepared to morally support …
Sep 2, 2014, 9:10 PMIn context

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