Project Fi’s winners and losers

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Winners: frequent international travelers; losers: small wireless companies Project Fi, Google’s Wi-Fi and cellular network service announced Wednesday, can variously be described as low-cost, disruptive, cutting edge, tantalizing, confusing, even awesome. Google is offering the lowest entry-level wireless price plan in the…

Big names like Google dominate open-source funding

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Companies can get plenty of bang for not many bucks via open-source sponsorship. Network World’s analysis of publicly listed sponsors of 36 prominent open-source non-profits and foundations reveals that the lion’s share of financial support for open-source groups comes from a familiar…

Safari, Chrome push to mask URLs

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Apple’s browser will truncate Web addresses to domain-only length in OS X Yosemite; Google’s experimenting with a similar design Safari on OS X Yosemite will mask most of a URL in its top-of-window address bar, following in the footsteps of Safari on…

9 Great Google Reader Replacements

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These nine RSS feed readers all offer something different, whether it’s speed, simplicity, social interaction, or DIY-level customization. Which one is right for you? You want content from your favorite blogs, news sources, and sites of curiosities delivered to an inbox-like environment….

Google, US FTC settle antitrust case

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The company agrees to license mobile patents to competitors and to stop scraping rivals’ content Google has agreed to change some of its business practices, including allowing competitors access to some standard technologies, to resolve a U.S. Federal Trade Commission antitrust complaint…