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Friday, April 15, 2011

Apple Steals Microsoft Employee to Run Mysterious Data Center

More bad news for Microsoft as one of its employees jumped ship and joined Apple to work on their data centers. Kevin Timmons, known for building efficient Internet-scale data centers on a budget, left Microsoft to work for Apple.
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Friday, April 01, 2011

Google, Facebook tangle with latest tweak

(Reuters) - Google Inc will begin allowing users to personally endorse search results and Web pages, its latest attempt to stave off rival Facebook Inc while trying to jump onboard a social networking boom.

The so-called "+1" button will start to appear alongside Google search results for select users from Wednesday, letting people recommend specific search results to friends and contacts by clicking on that button.

Eventually, the feature may begin to influence the ranking of search results, though that is only under consideration. Results are now ranked via a closely guarded algorithm.

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