EU Court Rules Google Should Edit History

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By Dwayne De Freitas

Today the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that if someone searches your name, and the results that show up list information that you don’t care to be remembered, you can request that the search engine company posting those results, remove those links or otherwise remove the data.

The Ruling that could change the face of the Web

The Court ruled this way using the principle of “right to be forgotten.” RTBF, as we’ll call it, means that when it comes to search engine results about individual people (in this case, EU citizens), those people now have the ability to request that certain bits of information about their lives be removed since they believe those results are no longer relevant. Continue reading

Are Trends Killing the PR Industry?

Are Trends Killing PR Industry

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Digital technologies caused significant changes in media landscape, delivery of public relations, marketing and business that depend on traditional media, leading to major shifts in the role of the PR professionals. Think about the old days where black ink smeared on our finger tips while reading the newspaper, those days have gone and now we have turned into digital tools to get news. The new trend affect public relation professionals who have build their success through traditional media strategies, giving them a feeling to shift from this conventional media accessories to build new muscles in digital media and PR.

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Full Speed Ahead: Top 5 Tips to Tackle Latency Once and For All

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The following is a guest post.

Latency – it’s the thorn in the side of webmasters, often driving away precious visitors and sometimes harming a website’s rankings within search engines. In today’s online environment, it’s hard to get people to your website. The last thing you want to do is watch them leave because it takes three seconds or longer to load your page. Three seconds is an eternity to people searching the Internet. Here’s how to tackle latency for good. Continue reading

How to Work Efficiently with a Slow Internet Connection

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You might have one of the best broadband connections, but there would have been times when you had to work with a slower connection, for sharing files with your friends or sending an e-mail across. Here are few of the methods that you can use to work with a slower connection, with comparatively faster efficiency. Continue reading

The Drill Down 259: Year in Review 2012 (preview)

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The Drill Down crew looks back at the year in tech, 2012, and what we can expect in 2013. Plus, we review The Hobbit in HFR 48fps!

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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.

Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), VentureBeat editor Devindra Hardawar, marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor. Occasionally joining them is Box tech consultant Tosin Onafowokan.

The Drill Down 218 – ████████

This week, regular TDD panelists Andrew Sorcini, Devindra Hardawar, Dwayne DeFreitas & Christopher Burnor discuss the Internet’s reaction to the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act & Protect IP Bill, including a nationwide blackout of several prominent websites, in protest.

But first, the headlines: Facebook adds simultaneous music listening, Zappos gets hacked, Sarah Lacy launches PandoDaily (with a $2.5 M investment from the VC community), and Yahoo’s chief Yahoo, Jerry Yang resigns.

Finally, Devindra summarizes the highlights of his trip to CES, the Consumer Electronics Show.

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The Drill Down 217 – ncomment’s War, Part III

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© ncomment, used by permission

On this week’s show, we welcome back Lee Garnett, the brilliant mind behind the social media-conscious online comic, ncomment. Lee guides us through the final chapter of his magnum opus, War, an epic three-part series about Digg, Reddit and the fractious conflicts between social communities.

But first, the headlines: Apple’s head designer Jonathan Ive is knighted, Netflix launches a new series (and double the delay on Warner Bros. content), Yahoo names PayPal’s chief as its CEO, An Android App that helps you fight SOPA, Reddit goes black to protest  SOPA, Lenovo launches an Android-powered TV, Nokia launches the Lumia 900, Kinect comes to Windows, and Google adds personal results to search.

For our Final Word, we ask whether Internet access should be classified as a human right, or a facilitator of human rights.

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