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Excuse me, but is that a google wallet in your pocket?

Google Goes Into Your Pocket. Google seems to aspire to have its hands in everything these days; they way we communicate, the way we learn, and now, as their current omnipotence was somehow lackluster, the way we pay. The monolith of a company has recently introduced Google Wallet, a mobile payment system developed by Google that allows its users to store credit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards among other things, as well as redeeming sales promotions on their mobile phon … Read More

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The Five Stages of Facebook Grief

The Five Stages of Facebook Grief. Anger: For the love of all that is good and holy, why, Facebook, why have you changed things again? Just as I was getting used to how my feed worked, you go and screw around again. That's it, Zuckerberg, I'm heading over to Google+. Put that in your hashpipe and smoke it. Denial: It can't be happening to me – not again. Not after the last time. It took me four months to have my feed feeding the way I want it to feed. I know what to do: I'll come … Read More

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Mozilla loses strategy exec Mike Shaver

Wonder if replacement will bring new things to the table for better or worse?

Mike Shaver, vice president of technical strategy at Mozilla and an influential Firefox executive, is leaving the non-profit that develops the open-source browser. Shaver had worked directly for Mozilla for six years, though he worked longer before that as part of the volunteer community around the software project. He announced the departure on his blog yesterday: I've decided that it's time for me to move on from the Mozilla Corporation, where … Read More

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Hooking up a second machine to your Comcast internet connection (via JAWS)

I signed up for Comcast internet a few months ago and was quite disturbed to learn that connecting to the internet required installing their Comcast Internet software. Visually, their software doesn't do anything except for change your Firefox homepage (and if you are on a Mac, then it will make it so you can't change it back) and add a bunch of shortcuts to your desktop. I brought my work computer home today and tried to connect to my wired Ethe … Read More

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