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Google Starts Including AMP Content in Mobile Search Results

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Google Starts Including AMP Content in Mobile Search Results Company promises faster access to news articles and other content from mobile devices An AMP article by MashablePHOTO: GOOGLE FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By JACK MARSHALL Feb. 24, 2016 10:02 a.m. ET Google has begun including links to “Accelerated Mobile Pages” in search results, which it said will help Internet users access news articles and other Web content faster from their mobile devices. When users search for news stories or topics on Google from mobile devices, Web pages created using the new technology may now appear in a dedicated “Top Stories” section at the top of search results pages. Google announced the Accelerated Mobile Pages project, or AMP, in October, and publishers and media companies have since been preparing their websites and publishing systems to deliver AMP versions of their content. In early testing, Google said AMP content loaded an average of four times faster and used 10 times less data than equiv…

Visa's in-car app

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Visa's in-car app payment tech gives your car purchasing power FEBRUARY 23, 2016 Visa has developed two proof-of-concept in-car apps that allow drivers to make payments via their car's display Just as it is possible to pay for products and services using apps on your smartphone, Visa is making it possible make payments using in-car apps. The firm has opened up its Visa Token Service to carmakers, meaning drivers will soon be able to pay for things like fuel from the comfort of their car.
Launched in 2014, the Visa Token Service provides a means of authorizing payments without exposing the details on bank and credit cards, such as the 16-digit card number, expiration date and security code. It allows consumers to make payments through devices such as smartphones and tablets and, now, two proof-of-concept in-car apps show what sort of functionality Visa Token Service might offer for carmakers and drivers.
Working with Honda, Visa developed a fuel app that integrates…

Contactless booms in Europe

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Contactless booms in Europe as MasterCard surpasses 1bn transactions
19 Feb 16 | Author |  Adoption of contactless payments continues to boom in Europe, with payments made using MasterCard and Maestro surpassing 1bn in 2015. According to a new report from MasterCard, that’s a 150% uptick in transactions compared to a year earlier. The firm says 13% of transactions made in-store across the continent in the last three months of the year were made on cards, phones and other devices using contactless technology. It’s not just the number of transactions that is increasing, but the size of payments, which the report says climbed 183% compared to a year earlier.
MasterCard trails Visa, which put out its numbers at the end of last month and said that it has processed 1.7bn contactless transactions in the first three months of last year alone.
Infrastructure One reason for this growth is that consumers are increasingly comfortable with making contactless payments, with MasterCard citi…

FCC Votes to Free Up Set-Top Boxes

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FCC Votes to Free Up Set-Top BoxesBY ANGELA MOSCARITOLO Sorry, cable companies: The Federal Communication Commission on Thursdayvoted to "unlock the box." The proposal, introduced last month by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, aims to spur innovation, competition, and choice in the set-top box marketplace by allowing anyone — from Apple to Netflix — to create devices or services that compete with traditional set-top boxes. According to the FCC, 99 percent of U.S. consumers lease a set-top box from their pay TV provider, in large part because of outdated government regulations. "Lack of competition has meant few choices and high prices for consumers  — on average, $231 in rental fees annually for the average American household," the FCC said. "Altogether, U.S. consumers spend $20 billion a year to lease these devices." The cost of cable set-top boxes has risen 185 percent since 1994, while at the same time the price of computers, TVs, and mobile phones has dropp…

Yahoo forms panel to explore strategic options

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Yahoo forms panel to explore strategic options A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, in this file picture taken December 12, 2012. REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE Yahoo Inc said its board has formed a committee of independent directors to explore strategic alternatives, alongside its plan to revamp and spin off its Internet business. The move comes two days after Bloomberg reported activist investor Starboard Value LP was taking initial steps toward a potential proxy fight with Yahoo. Starboard, which owns about 0.75 percent of Yahoo, has been pushing for changes at the Internet company since 2014, asking it to separate its Asian assets and sell the core business. Shares of the company were up 2.6 percent at $30.19 in premarket trading. Yahoo and its Chief Executive Marissa Mayer are under growing pressure from impatient shareholders to turn the web pioneer's flailing Internet business around. Yahoo announced this month it was consideri…

Grocery Gourmet online shopping

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WinRAR compression for large emails

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WinRAR 5.31 compression utility tool at eComTechnology WinRaR is your 100% answer to all of your file compression needs. Whether you want to unpack (unzip), or create your own archived and compressed files, WinRar is the only program you'll need. Very intuitive and easy to use makes this free program for compressed files the one to have. WinRAR 5.31 Compress, Encrypt, Package and Backup with only one utility Over 500 million users worldwide make WinRAR the world's most popular compression tool today. There is no better way to compress files for efficient and secure file transfer, faster e-mail transmission and well organized data storage. RAR and WinRAR are Windows 10 (TM) compatible, available in over 50 languages in both 32bit and 64bit and several operating systems (OS) and the only compression software that is fully accepted in all countries using Unicode. WinRAR is a powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions to help you organize your compressed ar…