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Geospatial Search with SOLR and Solarium - SitePoint PHP

In a recent series of articles I looked in detail at Apache’s SOLR and Solarium. To recap; SOLR is a search service with a raft of features - such as faceted search and result highlighting - which runs as a web service. Solarium is a...Show More Summary

“The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: Take X and add AI.”

Kevin Kelly thinks that artificial intelligence is finally ready deliver its promise: The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This common utility will serve you as much IQ as you want but no more than you need. Like […]

Google testing new service to suppress online ads for a fee

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

No one likes seeing pop-up ads when they're surfing the web. But how much would you pay to get rid of them? Google is testing out a new system to hide ads, for a fee. CNET Senior Editor Jeff Bakalar joins "CBSN" to discuss how it'll work.

Amazon Commits to 100% Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services says it will source 100 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure. The company doesn’t give a timeframe for achieving this goal. Amazon has come under fire from Greenpeace for powering its infrastructure with polluting energy sources, unlike its high-tech rivals Google, Rackspace, Apple and Facebook that have all committed to 100 […]

Web Design: Awesome Presentations

Surfing the web we often get to see some pretty awesome layouts, showing off products and services in amazing ways. Huge pictures, great sliders, parallax scrolling... these are only a few of the items that compose an awesome presentation. I've selected some of the best websites with presentations I could find. Show More Summary

Amazon tweaks AppStream to ease Windows app streaming

Amazon Web Services updated its AppStream service so developers can set up Windows apps to stream to mobile devices with less futzing.

Transas Launches Web Map Service

Transas Marine has launched Transas Web Map Service (WMS)to provide transparent and easy access to navigation charts through common interface. Access to comprehensive

Some thoughts on App Based Car Services (ABCS)

I started using Uber in April, and (according to my Uber page on the Web), I’ve had fifteen rides so far. Given all the bad news that’s going down, my patronage of the company is at least suspended. As an overdue hedge, I just signed up with Lyft. I’m also looking at BlaBlaCar here in the U.K. (where I […]

'Sex Purchasers' to Be Branded Online Indefinitely in Orange County

3 days agoNews : Reason

In Anaheim, California, anyone convicted of buying sexual services will have their names and mug shots indefinitely posted to a city web page listing "Sex Purchasers". The Anaheim district attorney's office says the scarlet HTML is meant...Show More Summary

You'll Soon Be Able to Pay to Make Google Ads Disappear

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google just announced a new internet subscription service called Google Contributor, essentially a paywall for web publishers to provide ad-free content for a $1-$3 contribution. Read more...

Google: Street Shrugs Over Loss of Firefox Position

Shares of Google (GOOGL) are down $4.39, or 0.8%, at $542.81, after open-source software entity Mozilla yesterday said it would replace Google’s search service with Yahoo! (YHOO) in the popular Firefox Web browser for users in the U.S. The new version of Firefox becomes available next month. Mozilla’s Chris Beard wrote in a blog post that the organization wants to [...]

Amazon launches Zocalo apps for Android and iOS, adds support for up to 5 TB files

Amazon Web Services is getting more serious about its Zocalo cloud file-sharing service, today announcing the release of new mobile apps for Zocalo. And the service can now handle files as large as 5 TB, according to a blog post announcing the Zocalo updates. Clearly, Amazon wants to show its strengths relative to popular file-sharing […]

YouTube Music Key is now available for Google Play All Access subscribers

YouTube’s new Music Key subscription service was set to roll out this week, and it looks like it’s now available for most users on mobile and the Web. We spotted this on YouTube: As noted in the image above, if you’re already subscribed to Google Play Music All Access, you’ll be automatically enrolled in Music Key. The opposite is true as well.  

Dropbox Carousel comes to iPad and web today, Android tablets soon

Ever since the first cloud storage services hit the web, they've been a prime destination for thousands upon thousands of uploaded photos. Unfortunately, many of those services don't have polished user interfaces that allow for easy viewing and...

Coinbase launches Bitcoin tipping service

Coinbase Inc., a popular Bitcoin wallet and exchange service, has announced a new micropayments tool called Coinbase Tip. Coinbase Tip allows web publishers to accept Bitcoin tips from supporters, giving them another way to start monetizing on their content. According … Continue reading ?

Data service providers say Amazon lets them focus on business, not infrastructure

A growing number of data service providers are moving their operations to Amazon Web Services to eliminate the distractions of buying, standing up and maintaining infrastructure and reallocating their staff to focus on their business. As examples, Wikibon Big Data lead … Continue reading ?

Amazon cuts prices on its cloud-based managed search service

Amazon says it will once again be lowering the price of an Amazon Web Service, this time its CloudSearch service. CloudSearch is a managed service that that can be used by enterprises to set up and operate a search service for websites or applications.  Amazon says in a blog post that will cut the price […]

Google’s New Bookmarking Interface, Formerly Called “Stars,” Goes Live In Chrome Beta

Last month, Google quietly launched its new bookmarking service previously called Stars on the Chrome Web store as a free download. Today, the company says it’s integrating the feature into the Google Chrome browser. Starting immediately,...Show More Summary

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