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    Yahoo switches off search

    Database, Published on 01/09/2010

    » Yahoo, which began life as a searchable list of the best Internet web sites, ended all Internet searching for users in the US and Canada - and soon, for the world; Shashi Seth, senior Yahoo president for vice, said he was thrilled and excited to announce that effective Aug 24, all Internet searches at yahoo.com - text, image, video, whatever - were automagically switched to Bing, the Microsoft search engine, "with more markets to come" presumably including Thailand; the end of Yahoo searches marked "great work and partnership" between Yahoo and Microsoft, apparently, and it was a "milestone" in Yahoo history; comment Number 1 at the blog where Mr Seth made the announcement asked for a moment of silence for the end of Yahoo as a search company, because "They have ceased to exist in the universe they created".

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    Perhaps we can just skip 3G altogether?

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 18/08/2010

    » Should we skip 3G and go straight for 4G? Or do we need to walk before we run and evolve? A couple of years ago, I was all for leapfrogging to 4G. Then, the telcos convinced me that 3G had economies of scale that could not be ignored. But more recently, the technical limitations of 3G are becoming more and more painful as smart phones get smarter and notebooks get more bandwidth-hungry.

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    Wade through the glut of information

    Database, James Hein, Published on 07/07/2010

    » When I first heard about the Internet, I was very excited. The thought of being able to access a world of information online without the need to visit a library was an amazing thought. Over the years this view has changed a little bit because there is now such a huge amount of rubbish out there in terms of no factual information.

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    Petite and sweet

    Database, Wanda Sloan, Published on 21/04/2010

    » It is extremely humbling to be a Database columnist temporarily (or, I suppose, permanently) sidelined. The email enquiries have been somewhat overwhelming.

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    Taking charge of the PC

    Database, Wanda Sloan, Published on 28/04/2010

    » These blasted machines are out to get us. But so are some of the programmers, and I don’t mean the hackers, either. Some of the most insidious attacks on our computers come from companies which claim to be responsible, don’t do any evil, etc.

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