TechFast: Yahoo Keeps Cutting, Facebook Shuts Itself Down

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Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech links. We’ll cover some of these throughout the day in more detail, but feel free to get a head start.

Delicious, Yahoo! Buzz, MyBlogLog, AltaVista all face axe

Source: The Register

After cutting 600 employees right before Christmas, Yahoo is now cutting some sites and services from its portfolio. Bookmarking site Delicious, Yahoo Buzz, MyBlogLog and AltaVista are believed to be on the chopping block, though Yahoo Buzz is the only confirmed kill so far. Delicious is kind of a surprise, to be honest. The rest aren’t.

Facebook Briefly Shuts Down After Code Leak

Source: Wired

Whoopsie-daisies. Facebook accidentally flipped the switch on some upcoming features yesterday, and then took the entire site offline for a half hour to fix the mistake. During that time, Facebook users resorted to desperate measures like checking e-mail and using Twitter.

Kindle’s Android App Now Has Newspapers and Magazines for Downloading

Source: Gizmodo

Previously available only on the actual Kindle reader, Android users can now read magazines and newspapers using Amazon’s latest mobile e-book reading software. The app now includes the Kindle store built right into it instead of linking off to Amazon’s web page.

Find out what’s in a word, or five, with the Google Books Ngram Viewer

Source: Google

Google has taken 500 billion words from 5.2 million books and made their respective usage patterns searchable over various time periods. No results for "Bieber" yet, unfortunately.

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