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Google's Home Services Product Finally, Officially Launches Today

You can find a plumber on Yelp, book a cleaning person on Amazon, hire a handyman on TaskRabbit — or, as of today, do all of the above through Google.<p>Today, after much anticipation, Google is finally launching (the beta version of) its local home services product, which will allow some San …

Google sounds the death knell for Adobe Flash

Chrome is the second most popular browser for desktop and laptop computers, with about 28% market share, behind only Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to NetMarketShare.<p>The change, first announced in June, is just Google's latest attack against Adobe Flash.<p>Flash had been the standard for …

Software

Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note

Well, that was exciting.<p>Days after China threw the biggest scare into Wall Street in years, U.S. stocks have come surging back and ended the week Friday on a placid note that suggested the worst may be over for now.<p>Even so, investors are buckling their seat belts for more turbulence ahead.<p>The Dow …

Stock Markets

Tropical Storm Erika Kills At Least 20 in Caribbean, Florida Governor Declares Emergency

The governor of Florida declared a state of emergency Friday ahead of Tropical Storm Erika, which has killed at least 20 people as it rakes the Caribbean.<p>Gov. Rick Scott said the storm constitutes a "severe threat." It is forecast to hit Florida on Monday, but it's not clear how strong the storm …

Weather

World's Unfriendliest Cities 2015

Score: 76.403<p>Good weather and low-key vibes weren’t enough to keep this Florida city off the diss-list. Travelers expressed disappointment in their …

People Skills

Missing South Carolina Teen Who Was Found Safe Charged with Filing False Police Report

Marley McKenna Spindler, the South Carolina teen who went missing on Aug. 20 and was found safe on Wednesday, has been charged in her own …

Twitter Hops On the Diversity Goal Train

Following similar announcements from tech companies such as Pinterest, Twitter released its diversity goals for 2016 Friday.<p>Janet Van Huysse, …

Social Media