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Google's AdID to take a bite out of third-party cookies

Much the way Apple took the reins of advertising on iOS with iAd, Google has a plan to replace third-party advertiser-tracking cookies with a proprietary identifier called AdID.

By September 17, 2013

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Microsoft reportedly wants to replace the cookie

The company is working a tracking technology that would extend to mobile devices and the Xbox, says AdAge. But will the cookie crumble away without a fight?

By October 10, 2013

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Free Firefox add-on graphs the trackers

Mozilla's Lightbeam creates a visual map of the tracking cookies deposited on your PC by the sites you visit.

By November 27, 2013

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HP Chromebook 11 now under £200 at Amazon, PC World

HP's latest notebook to run Google's no-frills software, the Chromebook 11, has had its price slashed from £230 to £200 on Amazon.

By November 11, 2013

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Microsoft quietly raises price of Office for Mac by 17 percent

In addition to price hike, the software giant has quit selling multi-license packages that allowed customers to buy extra copies at a discount.

By February 18, 2013

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Magic Cube projects a virtual keyboard on any flat surface

The device displays a full-size virtual keyboard and multitouch mouse that people can use with their smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

By January 9, 2013

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Who was Steve Jobs? New kids book aims to answer

The latest entry in the "Who was...?" series shines a spotlight on the late Apple leader for young readers.

By May 17, 2012

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What Mozilla is doing with its big pile of new money (Q&A)

Revenue at the nonprofit group nearly doubled in 2012 thanks to a new deal with Google. The money, says executive chair Mitchell Baker, is funding a big push to bring Firefox to the mobile market.

By November 21, 2013

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Nook GlowLight e-reader price drops to $119

Just ahead of Amazon shipping out its highly anticipated Kindle Paperwhite, the Nook GlowLight gets a price chop.

By September 29, 2012

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Shopping is therapy, say more than half Americans

The lure of instant online shopping is made very clear by a survey that suggests 64 percent of women and 40 percent of men confess that shopping is a prime mood changer. But their shopping therapies differ.

By April 1, 2013