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  • Bing Goes Down: Takes Yahoo! With It
    01/02/2015 - 08:25
    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');...

  • American Bar Association Releases Lawyer Technology Usage Statistics | Full Reports/Free Summaries Available
    12/11/2014 - 21:19
    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...

  • Loses Advanced Search
    12/05/2014 - 14:11 no longer features an Advanced Search page. Unfortunately, this does not come as a surprise as is "powered by" Bing - and Bing shed its Advanced Search page awhile ago. Previously,'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

  • Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Returns Most Documents Removed from PACER
    11/17/2014 - 13:49
    The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has restored the majority of the documents removed from PACER in August 2014. Dockets for the following courts (previously removed) have been restored to the PACER system. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

  • Ohio Public Employee Salary Database Available
    11/10/2014 - 23:41
    The Dayton Business Journal has compiled a searchable database of salaries for employees of the State of Ohio. The database is searchable by: Name Job Title Agency/Department Gross Amount The newspaper obtained the data from the Ohio Department of Administrative Services through an Ohio Public Records Law (Freedom of Information Act) request. Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch will be presenting...

  • TransUnion | TLOxp Raises Rates on Investigative Database Searches
    11/10/2014 - 23:21
    You knew it was coming…TransUnion | TLOxp has announced that they are raising the prices of searches conducted in their investigative research database, effective January 1, 2015. While still relatively inexpensive, these new charges represent a doubling of existing rates. In an e-mail to customers, TransUnion | TLOxp said: Your new rates for these items beginning on January 1, 2015, will be...

  • Is PACER Testing New Filters in its Case Locator Search Results
    10/14/2014 - 14:56
    Today I noticed something I've never seen before on the PACER Case Locator search results page - a Filter Results button.   Clicking the Filter Results button opens a pop-up box that allows you to further filter your results by numerous criteria (e.g., Court Type, Court, Year Filed in the screenshot above). Clicking the plus sign next to any of the listed filters expands that filter to...

  • Center for Digital Government Announces Outstanding Government Web Sites
    10/08/2014 - 21:14
    The Center for Digital Government has announced the winners of the 2014 Best of the Web (BOW) and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA). The awards "recognize outstanding agency and department Web sites and projects at the application and infrastructure level. ALL United States and international GOVERNMENT AGENCIES - all levels and all countries - may enter their actively functioning,...

  • More Bar Associations Provide Fastcase Case Law Research to Members
    10/08/2014 - 21:03
    Seven state and local Bar associations have moved to offer their members access to the Fastcase case law research database as a free benefit of membership in their respective associations. This includes two state Bar Associations, as well as five of the six members of the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium. They are:State Bar Associations: South Carolina Bar Association State Bar of...

  • Yahoo! Kills Yahoo! | Directory That Launched The Search Engine Set to Disappear at the End of 2014
    09/26/2014 - 15:58
    Jay Rossiter, Yahoo!'s Senior Vice President of its Cloud Platform Group announced that on December 31, 2014 Yahoo! will discontinue the Yahoo! Directory that birthed the company. The news was contained in a post on the company's media/press blog outlining the company's "continued product focus." The death notice was short and to the point. In the post, Rossiter said: Yahoo was started nearly...

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