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  • Bing has launched a new search function that allows users to easily retrieve content from Twitter using either the hash symbol ("#") or the "@" sign as part of your search. While Microsoft has touted its "special relationship" with Twitter (dating back to 2009), this new development does not appear to offer significant improvements beyond the search capabilities of...


  • Texas attorneys now have free access to the two largest nationwide legal research services - Casemaker and Fastcase - as a benefit of membership in the State Bar of Texas. With this new agreement with Fastcase, Texas attorneys are the first to receive access to both Fastcase and Casemaker as a free benefit of their membership in the Bar.          The State...


  • Google has made a number Google Apps-related announcements today as part of the keynote presentation at its 2014 I/O conference in San Francisco, including: Google Drive counts 190 million active users over 30 days          "Drive For Work" offers: Encryption of documents intransit and on-server Enhanced administrative controls Audit...


  • The American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW has opened the submission process for speakers and topics for its 2015 conference, April 16-18 in Chicago.           ABA TECHSHOW is seeking proposals for presentations on trends, techniques and specific tools that will help lawyers in firms of all sizes practice law more efficiently and effectively....


  • Even if you have set your list of Friends on Facebook to the most restrictive privacy setting offered (Only Me), that list may still be visible - dependent on the privacy settings of your Facebook friends. Information security consulting firm CyberInt has reported a work-around that can expose portions of your Friends list to anyone on the Internet by comparing your Friends list to that of a (...


  • As noted in Carole Levitt's new ABA book, Internet Legal Research on a Budget (co-authored with Judy K. Davis), forty-eight state bar associations subscribe to legal research databases on behalf of their members as a member benefit. Forty-seven of these forty-eight states subscribe either to Casemaker or Fastcase. Currently, the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) subscribes to InCite. A...


  • Last year, to review the current state of citator services, we wrote a white paper comparing the citator services of Google Scholar, Fastcase, Casemaker, LexisNexis, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg. As much as we like our free access to Casemaker and Fastcase, we’ve always hoped that Casemaker and Fastcase would add a more robust, free citator (equal to Shepard’s, BCite, and KeyCite). But...


  • In a recent press release, TransUnion/TLO announced “a powerful new Social Media Search feature” that allows you to enter up to five email addresses associated with your subject (see next image) and TLO will scour over 145 social media sources to, “Potentially verify identity and gain insight on associations and relationships through data that helps create a more complete view...


  • The Internet Archive has announced that its "Wayback Machine" collection of archival Web pages has surpassed the 400 Billion mark. This is a significant increase from the first time we wrote about the Archive, shortly after it was released publicly in 2001, when it contained approximately 10 Billion Web pages. The Internet Archive gives us access to old versions of pages that have been...


  • As we've written previously, last Winter Google introduced the (unlabeled) Apps Launcher in the upper right hand corner of your browser window to access their specialized search databases and your Google Apps.          Today, Google has given us the ability to drag-and-drop the icons for those databases and Apps so that we can rearrange them into an order...


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