• Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter are making it easier to transfer your data between their websites

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter are collaborating on an open-source project that will make it easier to transfer your data between websites.
    Files like contacts, photos, mail, calendars, and tasks will be able to be transferred between platforms, without needing to download them and re-upload them to another site.
    The code for the project is open-source, and is available for the public to view on GitHub.
    Soon it will be easier to transfer your files between certain websites without having to download and re-upload them.
    Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter are collaborating on...
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  • The EU's $5 Billion Fine Is Bad News for Google-but It's Not About the Money

    The EU's $5 Billion Fine Is Bad News for Google-but It's Not About the Money

    25 days ago - By Fortune

    Unlike Facebook , Google has so far managed to stay out of the spotlight with respect to how it capitalizes on data that people willingly-if unknowingly-give the company. With European Union regulators' $5 billion fine on Google for violating antitrust law , the respite may be coming to an end.
    While this situation feels like a blast from the past-reminiscent of U.S. regulators' 1998 antitrust action against Microsoft-the stakes now are quite different. On the surface, it appears to be a dispute over anti-competitive behavior in the world of software and hardware. But it is really about...
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  • Facebook, Google and more unite to let you transfer data between apps

    Facebook, Google and more unite to let you transfer data between apps

    25 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    The Data Transfer Project is a new team-up between tech giants to let you move your content, contacts, and more between apps. Founded by Facebook, Google, Twitter, an Microsoft, the DTP today revealed its plans for an open source data portability platform any online service can join. While many companies already let you download your information, that's not very helpful if you can't easily upload and use it elsewhere - whether you want to evacuate a social network you hate, back up your data somewhere new, or bring your digital identity along when you try new app. The DTP's tool isn't...
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  • Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter launch the Data Transfer Project

    Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter launch the Data Transfer Project

    25 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Here's something of a curve ball for your brain to digest: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have teamed up for a new open source project that strives to make it easier to transfer your data between online services. The aptly-named Data Transfer Project was officially founded last year, and there have been whisperings about it on...
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  • Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter team up for Data Transfer Project

    25 days ago - By Fast Company

    The companies are committing to build a common way for people to transfer data into and out of online services.
    The four tech giants have announced the new initiative that aims to tackle making it easier for users of one service to use their data to sign up for another service. The Data Transfer Project will see the companies commit “to building a common way for people to transfer data into and out of online services,” Facebook announced in a blog post:
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