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  • Google Quietly Extends Coverage Range of Google News Database
    03/02/2015 - 18:28
    Google News results have always been limited to the most recent thirty days of news content. Google has recently extended the coverage range of sources returned in Google News search results to include much older content. Like so many of Google's product changes, this one was made without fanfare, announcement, or documentation of any kind.  Recent Google News test searches (like the one...


  • Yahoo! and Bing Make Changes to Their Exclusionary Search Connector
    02/13/2015 - 05:17
    Bing has made two significant changes in the way it handles and recognizes search connectors to exclude keywords/phrases or entire domains from search results. The changes also effect Yahoo, because Yahoo Search is powered by Bing.          (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src...


  • South Carolina Bans Social Media for State Employees
    02/11/2015 - 10:06
    Effective July 2015, South Carolina state employees will be covered by a new Code of Conduct. Aside from the usual types of restrictions barring state employees from "us[ing] state resources for their private business or financial gain" or "use state personnel, equipment, materials, or facilities for political campaigns", the new South Carolina State Employee Code of Conduct bars employees from...


  • Prezi Launches App to Create Photo Movies
    02/11/2015 - 09:32
    Prezi, the online presentation platform has launched Nutshell - a new visual app that allows users to combine their photos, text captions, and preset animations into easily-shareable mini-movies. To create these mini-movies, users take three photos in succession; the app then combines and animates them into a movie sequence. Users can also add custom text and graphics, as well as pre-defined...


  • New Minnesota Expungement Law Allows for Sealing of Certain Criminal Records
    01/13/2015 - 08:44
    A new Minnesota criminal-record expungement law allows people convicted of misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and some nonviolent felonies to ask a judge to seal their criminal records. Once expunged, record of those convictions would no longer be available to members of the public or prospective employers requesting Minnesota Public Criminal History reports. Law enforcement agencies, prosecutors...


  • North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, South Carolina, and California In-Person MCLE Seminars
    01/12/2015 - 07:41
    Since 1999, Internet For Lawyers has provided law firms, corporations, corporate legal departments and local and state Bar Associations around the country with professional and entertaining turn-key CLE programs teaching legal professionals to use the Internet more effectively for business, legal and investigative research. Company principals, Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch will present the...


  • Google Apps for Work Adds Mobile Device Management Tools for iOS Devices
    01/11/2015 - 21:19
    Google recently released a Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool for iOS devices that access cloud-stored data in Google's paid Apps for Work (Education and Government) cloud productivity suites. iOS Sync for Google Apps integrates existing Google mobile apps for iOS devices with native device management features built into iOS to give administrators more control over company-owned and employees'...


  • Bing Goes Down: Takes Yahoo! With It
    01/02/2015 - 15:25
    The Bing and Yahoo! search engines were both unavailable for much of the business day on January 2. The outage lasted from approximately 11:30-3:00 PT.   Reuters reported that the outages were caused "after Microsoft pushed out a bad code update and then struggled to roll it back."          (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po...


  • American Bar Association Releases Lawyer Technology Usage Statistics | Full Reports/Free Summaries Available
    12/12/2014 - 04:19
    The American Bar Association's (ABA's) Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) has released the results of its 2014 Legal Technology Survey. The full set of results are available for purchase. Free summaries, in which "legal technology experts explore key developments from the 2014 Legal Technology Survey Report," are also available online For more than a decade, the LTRC has surveyed practicing...


  • USA.gov Loses Advanced Search
    12/05/2014 - 21:11
    USA.gov no longer features an Advanced Search page. Unfortunately, this does not come as a surprise as USA.gov is "powered by" Bing - and Bing shed its Advanced Search page awhile ago. Previously, USA.gov's Advanced Search page provided a "fill-in-the-box"-type interface (similar to Google's Advanced Search page) that allowed you to create sophisticated, targeted searches through the USA.gov...


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