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Social Media Today: Facebook Privacy Checkup, Google+ Stories, Spotify Milestone

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

05/22/2014

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Survey: New And Expecting Parents ‘Googling’ Twice As Much As Non-parents

If you’re expecting a baby, you may have turned to the internet for help.

05/12/2014

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Google Stops Scanning Content of Certain Sensitive Customer Groups

More than 30 million students and teachers use Gmail as part of the free “Apps for Education” service.

04/30/2014

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Health: Is Your Doctor Googling You?

As Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains, it’s a “procedure” that’s causing some controversy.

02/18/2014

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Social Media Today: Rainbow Doodle, Sochi And Twitter

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/07/2014

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Gmail Service Restored After Leaving Millions Of Users Offline Friday Afternoon

Gmail went down Friday afternoon in what appears to be a worldwide outage.

01/24/2014

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Google’s Next Amazing Thing: Glucose Testing Via Your Contact Lenses

Google, the tech company best known for its Internet search engine, is now working on a special contact lens for diabetics.

01/17/2014

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Google Contact Lens Could Be Option For Diabetics

The idea that all of that monitoring could be going on passively, through a contact lens, is especially promising for the world’s 382 million diabetics who need insulin and keep a close watch on their blood sugar.

01/17/2014

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Apple’s Siri vs. Google Now: Study Puts Voice Recognition Technology To The Test

One thing is clear: both Siri and Now need to spend a lot more time hitting the books.

12/10/2013

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Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, Congestion

In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel.

10/24/2013

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New York Seeks To Delete Phony Online Reviews

New York’s attorney general is trying to dismantle what he calls a system of creating false online review for products and services.

09/24/2013

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Google Names Next Version Of Android ‘KitKat’

KitKat is the name Google has chosen for Android 4.4, which will power phones and tablets this fall.

09/03/2013

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Google Names Exton As Pennsylvania’s Digital Business Leader

“Businesses are embracing the Internet to find new customers or connect with existing customers and really to grow their operations,” Google director of small business engagement Scott Levitan says.

08/22/2013

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Website Helps You Profit Off Your Personal Information

Those seemingly ‘free’ services, like email and social networking, are funded (and then some) by information like your birthdate, location, what you search for and buy, and insights to your online behavior.

08/02/2013

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Online Company Shows Internet Users How To Get Paid For Their Personal Info

“We want to give you control of what data you share and with whom for explicit value received,” says Michael Fertik, CEO of Reputation.com.

08/01/2013

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