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Supreme Court says generic domains like booking.com can be trademarked

ars technica: “The US Patent and Trademark Office erred by finding the term booking.com was too generic for trademark protection, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Trademark law prohibits anyone from registering generic terms that describe a class of products or services. Anyone can start a store company called “The Wine Company,” but they can’t… Continue Reading

2020 Directory of Directories

Via LLRX – 2020 Directory of Directories – This new guide by Marcus P. Zillman is a comprehensive listing of directory, subject guide and index resources and sites on the Internet. The guide includes sites in the private, public, corporate, academic and non-profit sectors and spans the following subject matters: Academic/Education; Economics/Business; Government and Statistics;… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 27, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 27, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

6 Ways to Watch YouTube Without Going to YouTube

MakeUseOf: “Do you sometimes get tired of YouTube? No, we don’t mean tired of YouTube’s ocean of content. We’re talking about YouTube’s interface, with its suggestions, comments, and clutter. The interface is just too messy. But did you know that it’s possible to watch YouTube videos on other websites without going to YouTube? You can… Continue Reading

Now sending: Business Messages via Google Maps and Search

Google Blog: “People develop loyalty to the brands that make it easy to purchase products and services and connect with their customer support. Google has built digital tools to help brands do this, including the ability to message customers through Google Maps and Search, via Google My Business. Messaging has become such a valuable way… Continue Reading

Bing Covid-19 Tracker

FastCompany: “As the COVID-19 pandemic spins out of control in the United States, you once again need to keep your eye on it. (Exhausting, we know.) Over here at Fast Company, we have used dozens of trackers since February. The reigning favorite (for this reporter, at least) is the COVID-19 Tracker from Microsoft’s Bing search… Continue Reading

What U.S. States Require Masks In Public?

Masks4All: “There aren’t any resources on the internet that display which U.S. States have mandatory mask laws and because masks are one of the most effective ways to stop COVID-19 spread, we decided to build this! Mandatory mask laws can mean many different things, sometimes it’s only on public transport, sometimes only in essential businesses,… Continue Reading

Center for American Women and Politics Launches Public Database of Women Elected Officials

Rutgers Egaleton Institute of Politics: “The CAWP Women Elected Officials Database represents the most complete collection of information anywhere in the world about women elected officials in the United States [please see the FAQ for all the details]. The database includes full historical listings for women who have held office at the congressional, statewide elected… Continue Reading

Blockscan: The Search Engine for a Decentralized Web

Medium: “Accessing decentralized, uncensorable websites has long been touted as one of the potential uses for Ethereum. In recent years, projects such as ENS and Unstoppable Domains have made large strides in this area. Users are now able to access these sites by simply entering human-readable names instead of long-winded IPFS hashes. One challenge remains:… Continue Reading

Apple adds dedicated biking feature and electric vehicle routing to locate EV chargers

Tech Crunch: “Apple’s newest version of iOS is bringing a host of new features to Maps, including a dedicated cycling option that will optimize paths for bicyclists and even let users know if the route includes challenging hills. Apple unveiled the new feature Monday at a virtual version of WWDC 2020, the company’s annual developer… Continue Reading

Bringing fact check information to Google Images

Google Blog: “Photos and videos are an incredible way to help people understand what’s going on in the world. But the power of visual media has its pitfalls⁠—especially when there are questions surrounding the origin, authenticity or context of an image. Starting today, we are surfacing fact check information in Google Images globally to help… Continue Reading