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Google aids Japan quake victims

Written by BBC News Technology Friday, 11 March 2011 04:15

Japan person finder, GoogleThe tool was developed to help people find victims or report their whereabouts

Google has launched a version of its Person Finder service for people caught up in the Japanese earthquake.

The website acts as a directory and message board so people can look for lost loved ones or post a note...

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Internet firm AOL to cut 900 jobs

Written by BBC News Technology Thursday, 10 March 2011 11:06

Internet firm AOL to cut 900 jobsAOL hopes the Huffington Post purchase will boost flagging advertising revenues

US internet firm AOL is to cut 900 jobs, nearly 20% of its 5,000-strong workforce, as part of a move to restructure the company in the wake of its purchase of online newspaper the Huffington Post.

AOL bought...

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'Misleading' iPhone offer exposed

Written by BBC News Technology Thursday, 10 March 2011 07:41

iPhoneThe iPhone offer was used to try to attract consumers to the website

A group buying website has been censured after promoting a cut-price iPhone sale when it only had eight handsets available.

Nearly 15,000 people registered with Groupola for the "misleading" sale, shortly after the iPhone...

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Friends to police Facebook safety

Written by BBC News Technology Thursday, 10 March 2011 07:28

Facebook help centreFacebook users will be able to report abuse to friends as well as site moderators.

Facebook users who are being bullied or abused can now report the problem to friends, as well as site moderators.

The option to contact a "trusted friend" has been added to the website's safety centre.

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Wi-fi 'slows down' home broadband

Written by BBC News Technology Thursday, 10 March 2011 02:15

Girl surfing on a laptopUsing home wi-fi is more convenient than using the fixed line.

People relying on home wi-fi are getting significantly slower speeds than from their fixed broadband connection, research suggests.

The study ran one million tests over 14,000 wi-fi connections in the UK, US, Spain and Italy.

On...

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Joomla 1.6.1 Released

Written by Joomla Announcements Sunday, 06 March 2011 18:00

Joomla 1.6.1 Released

 

The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6.1. This is a security release.

The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! developement at the Developer Site.

   

Download

Click here to download Joomla 1.6.1 (Full...

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Joomla! Community Magazine | March 2011

Written by Joomla Announcements Wednesday, 02 March 2011 22:43

Joomla! Community Magazine | March 2011 The March installment of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!

IN THIS ISSUE:

Thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Abolhassan Firoozmandan, Hagen Graf, Grigor Mihov, Denys Nosov, Nick Savan, Joe Sonne, Jeremy Wilken, Mehmet Yazici.

Editor’s Introduction:

Inspiration, and the Winds of...

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Blackstone buys Centro's U.S. malls for $9.4 billion (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 28 February 2011 23:35

Blackstone buys Centro's U.S. malls for $9.4 billion (Reuters)

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP has bought nearly 600 U.S. shopping malls from Australia's debt-laden Centro Properties for $9.4 billion in one of the biggest global property deals since the credit crisis.

Blackstone, making its first major entry into U.S. retail real estate, was expected to recapitalize the portfolio of...

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Bernanke to tread cautiously before Congress (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 28 February 2011 23:23

Bernanke to tread cautiously before Congress (Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will likely remain skeptical about the strength of the economic recovery in testimony on Tuesday, despite recent data pointing to improvement, signaling the central bank is unlikely to cut short its $600 billion stimulus plan.

The U.S. Fed chief, who testifies on the Fed's twice-yearly...

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