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Wednesday - May 27, 2015
A substantial number of Europeans shop online, but few make purchases outside their own country. The European Commission aims to change that through a broad initiative to create a Digital Single Market, announced earlier this month. One of the 16 steps the EC has taken toward achieving that goal is undertaking an antitrust investigation of the e-commerce sector. The aim is to identify potential anticompetitive barriers to cross-border online trade in goods and services such as electronics, clothing, shoes and digital content. [More...]

Wednesday - May 27, 2015
Microsoft advanced its "if you can't beat'em, join'em" mobile strategy with Tuesday's announcement of Phone Companion, an app built into Windows 10 that's designed to synchronize information across multiple platforms, including Android and iOS. "In a multi-device world where you move between your phone, tablet and PC multiple times a day -- you expect your experience to go wherever you do," noted Joe Belfiore, vice president of Microsoft's operating system group. [More...]

Friday - May 22, 2015
The latest edition of Simplicity Linux, version 15.4, recently became available for download. Simplicity Linux delivers just what its name suggests: It is a simpler way to run a fully powered Linux desktop on any computer you touch. Simplicity lets you carry your entire desktop, favorite installed applications, and complete collection of documents and files in your pocket everywhere you go. Other Linux distros let you do much the same thing -- but solutions like Puppy Linux, Porteus, Knoppix and such are a bit trickier to set up and configure. [More...]

Tuesday - May 26, 2015
The mobile advertising race is on. Google has to scramble to stay ahead in the volatile mobile ads market, because it has been losing ground to Facebook, suggested Pace University marketing professor Larry Chiagouris. Google is "cannot afford to give away any market share," he noted. "Any drop will likely result in a drop in the stock price and, more importantly, a fall in confidence in the Google vision." Perhaps with that in mind, the company recently unveiled a slew of new products for AdWords. [More...]

 

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