Weeks 30 & 31:Firefox 14 Launches With HTTPS, U.S. Census HIV database, Safari Books Online With Safari To Go, Google Hangouts In Gmail Now

I am combining Weeks 30 & 31.

Firefox 14 Launches, Now Encrypts Your Google Searches By Default ( TechCrunch)
With the latest Firefox 14 version, a secure HTTPS connection is used ,so all Google searches are much safer.

Reference: U.S. Launches Interactive Global HIV/AIDS Database on Census.gov (INFOdocket)
The U.S. Census lunched the most comprehensive international HIV database.

Safari Books Online Announce Safari To Go (EContent)
Safari Books Online announced the launch of a new app called Safari To Go, which will allow users to consume and manage all Safari Books Online content from mobile devices.

Best New Way To Get a Cab: Taxi Magic (TechCrunch)
I am not much of a cab rider, but the new app Taxi Magic ( similar to UberX and Lyft) is creating a lot of buzz.

What Google Lost When Marissa Mayer Left to Run Yahoo ( ReadWriteWeb)
Give it 6 months to a year and we will find out exactly what Google lost, when Marissa Mayer left to run Yahoo.

Library Branding (The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian's Weblog)
Library managers and staff can also benefit from this detailed presentation about Branding.


Rosetta Stone Brings Live Video Chat Tutorials To Mobile Language Learners With New App
( TechCrunch )
Every app, website or software company that helps library customers to learn a foreign language is welcome on our blog

Continuing the Conversation: Libraries and Linked Data: Looking to the Future( Smart Libraries Newsletter Archive)
The post from the ALA workshop contains presentation slides with resources.

Reference: CDC’s Foodborne Outbreak Online Database( INFOdocket)
"The FOOD tool is a web-based platform for searching CDC’s Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System database.FOOD provides access to national information and is intended to be used for limited descriptive summaries of outbreak data [back to 1998]. "

YouTube Now Lets You Blur Faces in Videos( Search Engine Watch)
With the new feature on You Tube, you will be able to blur faces on your videos and protect library users privacy.

Librarians & Developers: U.S. Census Formally Launches Public API and App Gallery(INFOdocket)
"The U.S. Census Bureau today released a new online service that makes key demographic, socio-economic and housing
statistics more accessible than ever before. The Census Bureau’s first-ever public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America’s changing population and economy."


Another Round Of Google Shutdowns: Google Apps For Teams, Google Listen & Google Video For Business
(TechCrunch)
Google is shutting down Google Apps For Teams, Google Listen & Google Video For Business.

Google Hangouts Now Rolling Out in Gmail(Search Engine Watch)
As long as Google Hangouts is not going to slow down Gmail, Google users will be trilled.

Outlook.com: Take a Tour of Microsoft's Hotmail Replacement(ReadWriteWeb)
A must read for anyone who is interested with the new features on the newly released Microsoft web based email client, called Outlook.com

A new chapter for Beijing's libraries( Library Link of the Day)
Automated or otherwise known as self-service libraries are becoming more and more popular around the word, but unfortunately in New York City it will take time before we see one.

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