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Ingredients Must Meet Strict Safety Standards

There’s a new label hitting store shelves this spring and summer that will make it easier to find cleaning products that are safer for everyone, including our pets and the environment. To display the new Safer Choice label, a product must first be reviewed by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists to ensure every ingredient it contains meets strict human health and environmental standards. Products are also tested to confirm they work well. There are already 2,000 cleaning products that meet the requirements. You should start seeing them carry the new label soon. In the meantime, you can search online for products that meet the Safer Choice Standard.”

Google announces Digital News Initiative

Laurie Sullivan – MediaPost: “Google began rolling out a digital news partnership with eight European newspaper publishers acknowledging past mistakes with news organizations. On Tuesday the Mountain View, Calif. company pledged more than $164 million to nurture, support and fund digital journalism and news organizations. The Digital News Initiative’s road map focuses on working withContinue Reading

Bing Maps now provides coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies

Bing Blogs: “With coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies across 30 countries, Bing Maps can help you to plan your daily commute, or schedule your next vacation…In North America, Bing can help you to find your commute options in all major metros. We provide routes for 375 cities in the US and 59 inContinue Reading

TIME – Here’s how to find your search history and delete it

Victor Luckerson: “Some of your deepest, darkest secrets have probably passed through the Google search bar. Now, you can download every last query you’ve ever typed into the search engine and see them all together in their raw glory (or shame). The feature was first rolled out as an experiment last year but is nowContinue Reading

eweek – Google’s Jsonnet Language Generates JSON

Darryl K. Taft  – eweek: “Google recently introduced a new open-source configuration language for generating JSON known as Jsonnet. Google quietly released Jsonnet a few months ago as a programming language for specifying data. The Jsonnet Website calls Jsonnet a data templating language. Jsonnet doesn’t just generate JSON: It is also an extension of JSON,Continue Reading

Contextualization of topics – browsing through terms, authors, journals and cluster allocations

Contextualization of topics – browsing through terms, authors, journals and cluster allocations, Rob Koopman, Shenghui Wang, Andrea Scharnhorst (Submitted on 16 Apr 2015). “This paper builds on an innovative Information Retrieval tool, Ariadne. The tool has been developed as an interactive network visualization and browsing tool for large-scale bibliographic databases. It basically allows to gainContinue Reading

Shodan is the world’s first search engine for Internet-connected devices

“Explore the Internet of Things Use Shodan to discover which of your devices are connected to the Internet, where they are located and who is using them. See the Big Picture – Websites are just one part of the Internet. There are power plants, Smart TVs, refrigerators and much more that can be found withContinue Reading

DARPA Funded Memex – Domain-Specific Search

Via Michael del Castillo – UpStart: “The federal government’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency today made publicly available an open-source tool that could lead to an entire new ecosystem of search-engines. Seventeen organizations received early access to the project, called Memex. Of those, five stood out as technology that Google may want to look atContinue Reading

EU Antitrust Case Against Google Moves Forward

Follow up to previous posting – Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service” via Mark Bergen – ReCode: “Google’s antitrust standoff with the European Union, a tumultuous legal tug-of-war begun in February 2010, reached a climax this morning with the EU laying the foundation for a formal complaint against Google forContinue Reading

The Role of Policy in Achieving Shared, Sustainable Economic Prosperity

“GrowthPolicy.org pulls together recent research by Harvard faculty about economic growth. Our goal is to disseminate Harvard research to a broad audience in order to inform debate about the role of policy in achieving stability in our financial systems and shared, sustainable economic prosperity. GrowthPolicy.org is a project of: The Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business &Continue Reading

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service

“The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google outlining the Commission’s preliminary view that the company is abusing a dominant position, in breach of EU antitrust rules, by systematically favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages in the European Economic Area (EEA). The Commission is concerned thatContinue Reading

DuckDuckGo announces how to find parking, search for online course, check UV risk factors

“DuckDuckGo friends, We’re proud to announce that we’ve made our 2015 open source donations to five projects chosen by the staff and community. $125,000 was distributed between SecureDrop, PrivacyBadger, GPG Tools, Tails, and Girl Develop It. To read more on that, check out: https://duck.co/blog/donations_2015 . This past month, we released many new Instant Answers developedContinue Reading