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Save Google Reader !

Google announced that they are pulling the plug on Google Reader – due to decline in usage. In reality, Google should taken more effort to spread awareness of this service. There are two petitions I have signed, and I encourage you to sign these too: Keep Google Reader Change.org Petition It’s not the first time Google’s done this to a favorite service of mine (Fast Flip, Answers, Desktop to name a few).

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Wikipedia Almost Reaches $6 Million Target – Just Add Ads Already!

Interesting Wikipedia stat: 98.3% of registered Wikipedia users are inactive. While researching for a topic, I was led to Wikipedia. I noticed that they had almost reached the $6,000,000 figure they were targeting for donations. ($5,775,345 at the time of writing this). Just before this round of appeals, there was an earlier donation appeal (and I think, one earlier as well). Given the track record, and current state of the economy, I doubt this will be the last of donation appeals. Why does the Wikimedia foundation (who run Wikipedia) not want to place any ads on Wikipedia? If Wikipedia places…

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10 Reasons Why HTML 5 Will Change The Web (And 1 Why It Won’t)

HTML5 is currently in the draft stage, and the latest specification is available at the W3C web site. User experience on the Internet will change for sure, and here’s why: 1. Persistent Local Storage: Two different mechanisms are introduced for local storage, not including cookies. Name/Value pairs can be stored easily. But, more significantly, the introduction of a local database that supports SQL makes life a lot easier for web developers. However, this opens up a whole new world of security risks. 2. APIs: A bunch of APIs have been introduced that support local database interaction (mentioned above), dynamic bitmap…

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Slashdot :: Yahoo! Opens Its Website To Third-Party Developers

Yahoo! aims to have a more social web page. This is a desperate attempt by Yahoo! to get back into the portal business. Some of the business decisions by Yang & Co. have come under fire in the last few months. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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