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Valid robots.txt? [closed]view story

http://serverfault.com – I am waiting for Google to crawl my site and display the results in search. Is my robots.txt alright and will it let google, bing etc crawl my site? Thanks! (HowTos)

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Human After All: Why Nate Silver’s Math Revolution Won’t Kill The Punditsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Matt Baker is an engineer at Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor that is democratizing access to high quality financial advice. Follow him on Twitter. In elections and finance, mathematical models take emotion out of the equation, but does the human element really disappear? (IT news)

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Facebook And Yahoo Discussing Search Partnership, Report Saysview story

http://techcrunch.com – Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are discussing a potential partnership, according to a report in The Sunday Telegraph. The story is based on anonymous sources, who seem primarily to be “Yahoo insiders.” It’s vague on the details of the partnership, perhaps because those details are still being worked out, but “board members expect the talks to lead (IT news)

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Search advertising still strongest in Australian online ad marketview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketOnline search advertising in Australia remains the strongest performing main segment of the online advertising industry, at the same that search giant Google and Microsoft’s Bing are investing significant resources in improving mobile search functionality as search query volumes through handheld devices increase rapidly. (IT news)

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Facebook’s Next Money Maker? Its Version Of AdWords In Its New App Center Searchview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook added a search box to its App Center today, but what it might do next is more interesting. Facebook could soon let developers pay to buy search keyword ads in the App Center search typeahead, similar to the specific name ads in its site-wide search typeahead. (IT news)

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Why The Future Of Search May Look More Like Yahoo Than Googleview story

http://techcrunch.com – When Nirvana was cool Rewind to the late 90s. Almost everything you needed – email, news, sports, stocks, maps and more – was conveniently on one site: Yahoo!. Yahoo! was the “portal” to the Internet that strived to deliver everything you could ever want on its own properties. The crazy thing is how successful Yahoo! was at this. (IT news)

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Yelp Pays $50M To Acquire Its Big European Rival, Qype, To Beef Up Its Recommendations And Listings Businessview story

http://techcrunch.com – This just in: online recommendations and listings site Yelp is stepping up its international push and buying its biggest rival in Europe, Qype. It will pay €18.6 million for all of Qype’s shares and is adding another 970,000 shares of Yelp’s Class A common stock, for a total purchase price of approximately $50 million. Qype is headquartered in Germany, with operations across Europe. (IT news)

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Don’t Call The New Microsoft Surface RT A Tablet, This Is A PCview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Microsoft Surface RT is a PC. It’s not a mobile device and it’s not a tablet, it’s a PC. And Microsoft’s first self-branded computer. It is, in short, the physical incarnation of Microsoft’s Windows 8. The expectations and competition for the Surface are daunting. (IT news)

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PhoneID Lets You Login To Websites Without A Username Or Password — From Your Phoneview story

http://techcrunch.com – On the web, we have a host of user names and passwords we have to remember, whether for news sites or apps or Netflix. So Michael Thomas and Vahur Roosimaa of Los Angeles-based startup Scopely have hacked together PhoneID, which lets you login to websites without a username and password. As its name would imply, PhoneID turns your phone into your identity. (IT news)

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command line friendly search engine, for use with Linksview story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – Are there any search engines that are friendly enough to be used in Links? (HowTos)