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The New York Times joins IFTTT to provide users with targeted alerts

IFTTT.com announces the addition of an official New York Times channel to its news and event alert service.

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NBC News buys Stringwire smartphone streaming-video service

Stringwire lets you take multiple live smartphone video feeds and turn them into an online news broadcast.

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Bill Gates throws cold water on Google's dream of connecting the world

Microsoft chairman and humanitarian Bill Gates takes aim at the faddish culture of Silicon Valley, while people die from poverty and illness overseas.

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Microsoft puts out "HTTP 2.0" server to test the future of the Web

Microsoft has released its "Katana" server, an early prototype that shows off how Microsoft would implement the next-generation HTTP 2.0 standard.

Google Drive blurs the line between Windows and the web with new desktop shortcuts

Google Drive installations will soon start spawning shortcuts to Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides on your desktop, continuing Google's foray into Microsoft's turf.

Qualys launches tool simplifying protection for Web applications

Qualys unveiled a new tool at Black Hat this week, announcing availability of the beta version of its new Web Application Firewall (WAF).

Report: Google tests local news card to keep you updated on what's happening nearby

The new card would deliver "hyper-local" information relevant to where you live or work.

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Sidecar warns drivers to steer clear of airport after arrests

Sidecar is advising its drivers to steer clear of San Francisco International Airport after officials there started issuing citations to drivers for picking up and dropping off passengers.

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Flipboard magazines land on PCs via the Web

You can now share any content you've turned into a digital magazine with Flipboard with anyone via a public weblink.

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Bill Gates: the college lecture is dead—but Microsoft Bob isn't

With the Internet allowing students to "shop" for the best lectures, the role of the college professor should shift to facilitating the progress of individual students, Bill Gates tells a Microsoft education summit.