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Predicting Flu, The Google Way has apparently, figured out a way to predict the flu, upto two weeks faster than the CDC. The prediction is based on observing trends across geographies for search terms like “flu”.

Read the article: Google Flu Trends

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Startup Founders Turn Android into Desktop OS

“Matthaus Krzykowski and Daniel Hartmann, founders of the stealth startup Mobile-facts, have found that you can take Google’s smartphone operating system, Android, and use it as a desktop operating system. The dauntless duo found that it took them only “about four hours of work to compile Android for the netbook.”

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Mozilla Firefox at 21% market share for browsers

Microsoft was not able to slow the market share loss of its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser in December. IE surrendered more than 1.5 points in December, according to Net Applications, while Firefox, Chrome and Safari posted substantial gains. Over the past 12 months, IE has lost almost 8 points, leaving the browser with the least amount of market share since 1999.

Read the article: IE falls below 69% market share, Firefox climbs above 21%