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  • Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries

    Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries
    Let's start with the idea of a recommendation engine. It's an informal term to describe the complex algorithms that parse masses of data to make suggestions of the "if you like that, you'll like this" variety. Online services crave good recommendation...
  • Verizon accused of forcing Internet phones on land-line users

    Verizon accused of forcing Internet phones on land-line users
    SACRAMENTO — Two years ago, California's two giant telecom companies and their Silicon Valley allies won passage of a law freeing phone-over-the-Internet calls from government regulation. The 2012 law was essential to the creation of high-tech...
  • SXSW 2014: Side Effect is first Myanmar band to play at festival

    SXSW 2014: Side Effect is first Myanmar band to play at festival
    On March 15, while much of Austin, Texas, was drowning in music and marketing and thousands of tiny bands were running the streets trying to make a dent, history was being made on a little stage at B.D. Riley's. Chances are you didn't hear about Side...
  • Anne Willan's classic 'La Varenne Pratique' is now an e-book

    Anne Willan's classic 'La Varenne Pratique' is now an e-book
    Good news: British American food writer and cooking teacher Anne Willan has just published her classic cookbook “La Varenne Pratique” as an e-book. I’m definitely in. For years I’ve been mourning the loss of my copy of the...
  • 'Mozart in the Jungle' series gets the green light from Amazon

    'Mozart in the Jungle' series gets the green light from Amazon
    "Mozart in the Jungle" -- a satirical look at the classical-music world that stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a thinly veiled parody of conductor Gustavo Dudamel -- has been picked up by Amazon, the online retailer announced this week. The pilot episode of...
  • House panel considers Internet sales tax compromise

    House panel considers Internet sales tax compromise
    WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
  • Origin of Gold Country coins remains a mystery

    Origin of Gold Country coins remains a mystery
    Last year, a couple walking the usual route around their California Gold Country property happened upon a can sticking out of the ground. They pulled it out and uncovered seven others, all filled with hundreds of U.S. gold coins. Experts announced the...
  • Apple is asking record labels for exclusive iTunes releases

    Apple is asking record labels for exclusive iTunes releases
    Apple Inc. has begun pressuring the major record companies to offer new releases exclusively through its iTunes store — a move that would initially block availability on streaming services such as Spotify or Beats Music, according to several...
  • Swagbucks can make online video habits pay

    Swagbucks can make online video habits pay
    Aprille Magille spends about eight hours a day watching videos on the Internet. But the 56-year-old retiree isn't bored or in need of a hobby. She's actually earning rewards for every video she watches that she has used to buy a Kindle, a tablet, pots...
  • Netflix-Comcast deal ends Internet consumption dispute

    Netflix-Comcast deal ends Internet consumption dispute
    The landmark deal between Comcast Corp. and Netflix Inc. resolves a simmering dispute over who will support America's growing Internet video habit. Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the cable operator's broadband networks to...
  • Barnes & Noble gets conditional acquisition offer

    Barnes & Noble gets conditional acquisition offer
    Barnes & Noble Inc., the last-standing major chain in the national bookstore market, received a conditional proposal from a private investment management firm to take over 51% of the company for $22 a share. The offer came through Thursday night,...