Google is shutting down the Authorship program. Google Authorship launched in June 2011 as part of the Agent Rank patent of 2007. Google stopped displaying authorship in Google Search. It will no longer track data from content with the rel=author markup also.
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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is working on a tool that will let users search for posts using keywords, according to Bloomberg. Some Facebook users on the mobile app have been given an option to search for old posts from their Facebook friends.
Square launched a service called Cash that allows users to send money to anyone in the U.S. with just an e-mail address. You can send money by CCing firstname.lastname@example.org in an e-mail to the recipient with the dollar amount in the subject line. You can also download the Square Cash app to send money with their phone number.
Dropbox has announced an update to the Dropbox Pro file storage service. All previous storage options are being dropped to a single tier, which is 1TB of storage for $9.99 per month. Google launched the same deal for Google Drive in March. Dropbox used to charge $9.99 per month for 100GB of storage.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) is recalling 6 million power cords due to fire risks. HP is setting up the recall voluntarily and it includes chargers that come with HP and Compaq laptops and charging stations that were sold between September 2010 and June 2012. The recall only affects the power cord — specifically the portion that attaches the brick to the wall. The cables were responsible for 29 minor burns and property damage.
There are two customers of Model S vehicles from Southold, New York that took out a full page ad asking for improvements in a Silicon Valley newspaper on Friday. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk responded by saying that some of those requested changes will be implemented.