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Google socializes search further, redesigns navigation bar

Google searches will reflect more of what your friends know. The Mountain View, Calif., company is expanding its "social search" feature to show additional links created or shared by friends and make them easier to spot. As its blog post explained yesterday, Google will no longer confine those social results...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 18, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Google, Search, The Web  
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Bank of America site suffers outage (updated with BofA response)

Bank of America's Web site and online-banking services went down this morning and remain inaccessible for some users. Twitter updates with the "#bofa" hashtag suggest this outage began before 8 this morning. The site wouldn't load about noon; more recently, it's been appearing exceedingly slowly, as if it were on...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 14, 2011; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Finances, The Web  
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Google to eject H.264 video from Chrome browser

Finding a more open, mobile-friendly replacement for Flash video on the Web was never going to be easy. But it's looking even more difficult after Google's surprise announcement yesterday that it will yank support for the most widely used Flash replacement from its Chrome browser. The Mountain View, Calif., company...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 12, 2011; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Standards, The Web, Video  
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CES 2011 Preview: Internet TVs

2011 may be the year of the Internet TV, if next week's Consumer Electronics Show is any indication. Several companies are rumored to unveil gadgets that merge your television and your Web browser, whether through a set-top box or an all-in-one unit.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 31, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  CES 2011, Gadgets, TV, Telecom, The Web  
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Skype outage explained, now how to move forward?

Skype gave a post-mortem on their massive outage last week. The Cliffs Notes version is that a bug in an older version of the Windows client of Skype couldn't process a backlog of offline instant messages from overloaded servers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 30, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Bank of America buys up anti-BoA domain names

In a preemptive move against a probable Wikileaks attack, the Bank of America has gone domain name shopping spree, registering domain names insulting their top executives.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 23, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Another top ten: The Twitter year in review, Hayley Tsukayama , December 13, 2010
First whispers of the iPad2?, Washington Post editors , December 10, 2010
Google opens Chrome Web store, demos Chrome OS, Rob Pegoraro , December 7, 2010
Google ships Chrome 8. Did you notice?, Rob Pegoraro , December 3, 2010
Web celebrates one of its 20th birthdays, Rob Pegoraro , November 12, 2010
AOL redoes home page, Rob Pegoraro , November 1, 2010
Google TV review, part 1: setup and online, Rob Pegoraro , October 22, 2010
Who's the master of a .ly domain?, Rob Pegoraro , October 8, 2010
Chase Web site breaks down. But why?, Rob Pegoraro , September 14, 2010
Another day, another goofy Google logo, Rob Pegoraro , September 8, 2010
Google bouncing-balls logo amuses, bemuses visitors, Rob Pegoraro , September 7, 2010
No, Wired, the Web is not 'dead', Rob Pegoraro , August 18, 2010
Bing adds music, videos, games, Rob Pegoraro , June 23, 2010
Apple's other WWDC news: Safari 5, Rob Pegoraro , June 8, 2010
Firefox developers outline next version, Rob Pegoraro , May 11, 2010
Google tweaks search pages and logo, Rob Pegoraro , May 5, 2010
Microsoft endorses a Flash video replacement, Rob Pegoraro , April 30, 2010
Steve Jobs doesn't like Adobe Flash, Rob Pegoraro , April 29, 2010
Google takes its argument with China outside , Rob Pegoraro , March 23, 2010
Google adds bicycle directions to Google Maps, Rob Pegoraro , March 10, 2010
Flash panned, Rob Pegoraro , February 5, 2010
Is Adobe Flash's allure dimming?, Rob Pegoraro , February 1, 2010
Trying to make sense of the Google-China standoff, Rob Pegoraro , January 22, 2010
Yahoo adds ad-preferences manager, Rob Pegoraro , December 7, 2009
Google previews Chrome OS, Rob Pegoraro , November 19, 2009
Firefox turns five, Rob Pegoraro , November 9, 2009
Twitter adds another way to keep score: lists, Rob Pegoraro , November 5, 2009
Facebook updates home page, irks users (again), Rob Pegoraro , October 26, 2009
Adobe Pushes for a Flash-ier Mobile Web, Rob Pegoraro , October 5, 2009
Facebook Soups Up Search, Rob Pegoraro , August 12, 2009
Link-Shortener Tr.im Sees Its Life Cut Short, Rob Pegoraro , August 10, 2009
Yahoo's Search Leads It To Microsoft, Rob Pegoraro , July 29, 2009
Yahoo Redesigns Home Page; Does It Matter?, Rob Pegoraro , July 22, 2009
Verizon Adding Widgets, Web Video To Fios TV, Rob Pegoraro , July 15, 2009
Google Announces "Chrome" Operating System, Rob Pegoraro , July 8, 2009
Facebook Adding Overexposure Options, Rob Pegoraro , June 29, 2009
Get Your Facebook Usernames Here!, Rob Pegoraro , June 10, 2009
Microsoft's Bing: Yes, It's Not Google, Rob Pegoraro , June 5, 2009
Google Gets Into the Public-Profile Business, Rob Pegoraro , April 23, 2009
Another Year's Tax-Prep Torture Nears An End, Rob Pegoraro , April 15, 2009
Re: Your E-Mail Feature Requests, Rob Pegoraro , April 10, 2009
The Associated Press Is Angry At The Web, Rob Pegoraro , April 8, 2009
Microsoft Closes the Book on Encarta, Rob Pegoraro , March 31, 2009
Google To Deliver "More Interesting" Ads, Rob Pegoraro , March 16, 2009
Apple Releases Safari 4 Beta, Rob Pegoraro , February 24, 2009
Hulu Boxes Out Boxee, Rob Pegoraro , February 23, 2009
Facebook Retreats on Terms of Service, Rob Pegoraro , February 18, 2009
Hotmail Opening Up To Regular Mail Programs, Rob Pegoraro , February 11, 2009
iReview iLife, iWork, Rob Pegoraro , February 5, 2009
Gmail Goes Offline (In A Good Way), Rob Pegoraro , January 28, 2009
The White House Turns the (Web) Page, Rob Pegoraro , January 21, 2009
Google's New Favicon: Not My Favorite, Rob Pegoraro , January 16, 2009
TV's Web Transition: A Wish List, Rob Pegoraro , January 15, 2009
GPS + Web = Drive - Traffic, Rob Pegoraro , December 29, 2008
Speedy Shipping For Holiday Shopping?, Rob Pegoraro , December 19, 2008
Google Checks Off "Add To-Do List to Gmail" , Rob Pegoraro , December 9, 2008
Online Invitations Still Broken, Rob Pegoraro , December 5, 2008
MLB Throws Out Microsoft's Silverlight, Rob Pegoraro , November 18, 2008
Safari Gets Phishing Protection, Rob Pegoraro , November 14, 2008
Gmail Adds Voice and Video Chatting, Rob Pegoraro , November 12, 2008
Internet Survives Election!, Rob Pegoraro , November 5, 2008
Google Maps' Street View Comes to D.C. , Rob Pegoraro , November 4, 2008
A Newspaper Loses the Paper, Rob Pegoraro , October 29, 2008
Google Settles Book-Scanning Lawsuit, Rob Pegoraro , October 28, 2008
Smarter Phones Leave No Escape From the Web , Rob Pegoraro , October 27, 2008
Blogged Down By Politics, Rob Pegoraro , October 21, 2008
Adobe's Flash Turns 10, Rob Pegoraro , October 15, 2008
Personal-Finance Tools For Stressful Times, Rob Pegoraro , September 22, 2008
News Flash: Not Every Story On the Web Is True, Rob Pegoraro , September 9, 2008
How Do You Read User Reviews?, Rob Pegoraro , September 8, 2008
Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 8, Rob Pegoraro , August 27, 2008
What Makes an Event TV-Worthy or Web-Acceptable?, Rob Pegoraro , August 26, 2008
"Deep Packet Inspection" Means Deep Trouble, Rob Pegoraro , August 21, 2008
A New Flavor For Delicious, Rob Pegoraro , August 1, 2008
Tale of A Travel-Site Tiff, Rob Pegoraro , July 30, 2008
Are You Searching For Another Search Engine?, Rob Pegoraro , July 29, 2008
Google Walks the Walk, Rob Pegoraro , July 23, 2008
Shopping for Shopping Search Engines, Rob Pegoraro , July 18, 2008
OpenTable Offers Al Fresco Access, Rob Pegoraro , July 1, 2008
Firefox Turns 3, Rob Pegoraro , June 19, 2008
MySpace's New Look Seems the Same Old Mess, Rob Pegoraro , June 18, 2008
Firefox 3 Draws Near, Rob Pegoraro , June 13, 2008
Amazon Takes a Long Lunch Hour, Rob Pegoraro , June 6, 2008
Web Finance Follow-Up: Bailing Out, Rob Pegoraro , June 3, 2008
Web-ifying Personal-Finance Programs, Rob Pegoraro , May 22, 2008
Yahoo Terminates Tagline Ads, Rob Pegoraro , May 19, 2008
Microsoft to Yahoo: Fine, Be That Way!, Rob Pegoraro , May 5, 2008
Paring Your Plug-Ins, Rob Pegoraro , April 30, 2008
Facebook Adds Chat; Count Me Out (For Now), Rob Pegoraro , April 28, 2008
Won't You Be My Neighborhood?, Rob Pegoraro , April 14, 2008
Microsoft and Yahoo's Courtship Continues, Rob Pegoraro , April 7, 2008
Adobe Eases Photoshop Express Terms of Use, Rob Pegoraro , April 4, 2008
Photoshop Expressionism, Rob Pegoraro , April 3, 2008
IM? I'm Not. And You?, Rob Pegoraro , April 2, 2008
News You Can Reuse, Rob Pegoraro , March 6, 2008
Netscape Logs Off, Rob Pegoraro , February 29, 2008
Fee, Feedback Changes at eBay Still Vex Users, Rob Pegoraro , February 27, 2008
Two Ways to the Web: Bookmarks or RSS?, Rob Pegoraro , February 25, 2008
Microsoft And Yahoo: What's In It For You?, Rob Pegoraro , February 7, 2008
Microsoft + Yahoo = ?, Rob Pegoraro , February 1, 2008
Plugged Into Political News Yet?, Rob Pegoraro , January 28, 2008
An E-Commerce Paradox, Rob Pegoraro , January 25, 2008
Gawking at Google, Rob Pegoraro , January 15, 2008
Google Gets Chatty With AOL, Rob Pegoraro , December 5, 2007
Choosing Cookie Clips, Rob Pegoraro , November 2, 2007
Waiting For Google, Rob Pegoraro , October 31, 2007
Gmail's Latest Trick: IMAP, Therefore I Am, Rob Pegoraro , October 24, 2007
Google Unwraps Presentations, Rob Pegoraro , September 19, 2007
Shedding Some Light on Silverlight, Rob Pegoraro , September 17, 2007
Reprogram Your Run (or Ride), Rob Pegoraro , September 10, 2007
Yahoo Mail Exits Beta, Rob Pegoraro , August 28, 2007
Looking For What's Missing In Web Search, Rob Pegoraro , August 9, 2007
Narrowing Your Social Networking, Rob Pegoraro , July 19, 2007
Who's Tops In Photo Sharing?, Rob Pegoraro , July 11, 2007
Reconnecting, Rob Pegoraro , June 12, 2007
Web Mapping Options Multiply, Rob Pegoraro , May 31, 2007
How Many E-Mail Addresses Do You Need?, Rob Pegoraro , May 8, 2007
Hotmail Web-Mail Beta Test Ending, Rob Pegoraro , May 7, 2007
Google Maps Marches On, Rob Pegoraro , February 13, 2007
 
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