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Google kills Frommer’s print travel guides

The search giant ends production of the printed versions of the popular travel books.  (Credit: Frommer Travel Guide) Frommer’s, the popular travel guidebook series, will no longer be available in print, according to a report today from travel news site Skift. Google, which bought the series in August, has stopped the publication of the print […]


Bing tries to get its social on, again

The search engine adds social media shortcuts to its people search results.  (Credit: Screenshot by Donna Tam/CNET) Bing is drumming up some interest for its Snapshot feature by adding social media shortcuts into search results. When you search for people in Bing it brings up their Wikipedia entry — or, if they don’t have an […]


Torrent site IsoHunt loses appeal against MPAA filters

A federal appeals court’s ruling means that search filters — based on keywords supplied by the MPAA’s member studios — must remain in place if the site is to stay online.  (Credit: Screenshot by Charlie Osborne/CNET) Torrent search site IsoHunt has lost its appeal against Hollywood movie studios to have keyword filters removed from its […]


Mailbox e-mail app signs up 1 million users

The new e-mail app now has a million users on board and a new update that lets you shake your phone to undo your last action. Mailbox lets you swipe a message to archive it.  (Credit: Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET) Dropbox’s Mailbox app for iOS has just picked up its 1 millionth user. The free […]


jQuery Custom Content Scroller Does Away With Ugly Scrollbars

Scrollable elements in websites are not everywhere, but they are not seldom either. What makes designers avoid them, if possible, is their layout-breaking ugliness. Standard-scrollbars are pushed in according to your browser’s unchangeable preference. Some guy in Redmond or Mountain View decides how scrollbars are presented. With the jQuery plugin Custom Content Scroller we need […]


Google’s Spring Cleaning and Other News You Need to Know

Stan Schroeder Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. Google started its spring cleaning a few days early by removing its Google Chrome RSS extension from the Chrome […]


Toasting Success With Cheezburger’s Ben Huh

Dani Fankhauser3 days ago In the Internet’s “blog to riches” category, Ben Huh dominates. He purchased I Can Has Cheezburger from bloggers he met online in 2007. The turned the user-generated content site, most notably of cat pictures overlayed with misspelled text, into a network which now receives 375 million page views a month across […]


To Grow Or Die In The Cloud

Editor’s note: Byron Deeter is the lead cloud specialist at Bessemer Venture Partners. Follow him on Twitter @bdeeter. A few years ago, most people couldn’t tell you what the cloud was. They certainly couldn’t foresee a market in which the sexy, highly anticipated consumer Internet IPOs would be flops while the seemingly nerdy sectors of cloud and enterprise computing would end up […]


How Facebook Could Fix Its Forgettable New Features

At least Facebook didn’t break anything, but the extra feeds and search box it recently launched have yet to drastically improve my experience. The homepage redesign is pretty, but I keep forgetting the Photos and Music feeds exist since they’re buried in the sidebar. And Graph Search is great when I need it, but I […]