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  • Google Increases File Size Limit In Google Docs
    07/21/2011 - 10:07
          UPDATED 7/21/11 2:30 PDST: Google has increased the maximum storage space size for files that can be stored for free within Google Docs from 1GB to 10GB.  There has been no increase in amount of storage that accompanies the Google Docs accounts however - that amount remains at 1GB. The increased file storage limit is only applicable to users who purchase additional...


  • Google Stops the Clock on Realtime Search Results
    07/06/2011 - 19:33
          Google has discontinued its Realtime Web Search results. The "Realtime" option no longer appears in the left hand sidebar nor does it appear in the "More" drop-down menu that appears at the top of the Google Web Search homepage. It has been reported that Realtime results were discontinued because Google's agreement with Twitter to receive...


  • Goggle HomePage Redesign Hides Advanced Search
    07/01/2011 - 12:29
         Google has redesigned its Web Search home page. There has been alot of discussion online about the black bar across the top of the new design, the choice of the red "overline" and white for the active "tab", and gray for other available tabs. Some people have even chosen to focus on the new square buttons to activate the "Google Search" and...


  • Google Launches 'What Do you Love' Aggregator | Or Does It?
    06/28/2011 - 00:47
         Google has launched a new search aggregator service. The What Do You Love About Google site (http://www.wdyl.com) displays results from multiple Google specialized databases and services all on one page. Like most Google services, the WDYL homepage carries a single box and a search button. Keeping with the "love" theme, the search button contains a heart. ...


  • Avoid Malicious Apps on Twitter
    06/27/2011 - 18:08
         Most people are aware of (or at least heard of) the popular micro-blogging site Twitter. This social networking and updating site allows users to send brief messages (140 characters or less) via the service. By default, the messages are visible to anyone on the Internet - if they know where to look. Most Twitter users read tweets of other users they have chosen to "...


  • Google Kills Uncle Sam Search
    06/08/2011 - 09:10
    With no announcement or fanfare, Google has killed off its Uncle Sam Search. Google's Uncle Sam Search returned results only from government-related sources (U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies). Users first started reporting the disappearance of the specialized search engine on June 2, when they noticed requests in their browsers' address bar to https://www.google.com/...


  • Google Cancels News Archive Search
    05/21/2011 - 11:17
    The Boston Phoenix is reporting that Google "would cease accepting, scanning, and indexing microfilm and other archival material from newspapers" that makes up its Google News Archive Search. "Instead of recent stories, this database retrieves major newspaper and magazine articles and other news archives." Publications can charge users to access this older news content,...


  • LegalTech West Coast Returns to Los Angeles | Registration Discounts Available
    05/09/2011 - 10:56
      On May 17 and 18, 2011, ALM’s LegalTech, the largest annual gathering of legal professionals on the West Coast, returns to Los Angeles. This year marks the conference's venture hotel, afterreturn to its previous home at the downtown Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure hotel, after four consecutive years at the Los Angeles Convention Center (also in downtown Los Angeles).   ...


  • Federal Court Opinions to be Available from Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and Government Printing Office (GPO) via FDSys
    05/04/2011 - 18:01
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has announced a pilot project in conjunction with the GPO's FDSys to provide free public access to opinions from a select group of courts. The press release detailed how, "The one-year pilot project was approved by the Judicial Conference in March 2010, and the GPO received approval from the Joint Committee on Printing – often referred...


  • American Bar Association Shuts Down Legally Minded Professional Networking Site
    03/24/2011 - 12:21
    The American Bar Association is closing down its Legally Minded social networking site. In an e-mail today, the American Bar Association informed Legally Minded users, "Legally Minded is shutting down. Retrieve your data now." The e-mail advises users that the ABA will "cease operation of LegallyMinded at 3pm Central Time on Thursday, April 7, 2011." After that date user information will no...


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