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Breather bets $25 is a fair price for an hour of peace

Breather makes finding a quiet place to work in Manhattan or Montreal as easy as ordering a car on Uber or a vacation rental on Airbnb.

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Twitter’s radical redesign looks a lot like Facebook

The social network needs to jump-start its growth, and hopes a familiar look will help.

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Twitter adds photo-sharing features as Instagram nips at the network's heels

The social network now lets you tag photos and tweet multiple images without using up your 140 precious characters.

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Twitter fights Turkey ban with lawsuit over political freedom of speech

Twitter is making pieces of content invisible to Turkey’s citizens while it works to reverse a court order requiring the takedown of a controversial account.

Facebook’s Oculus buy is a bet on the future of computing

Why would a social network buy a virtual reality headset manufacturer? Because VR is the next big platform.

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Amazon sends money to Kindle readers affected by e-book price-fixing scandal

If you bought a lot of bestsellers, you could see a hefty credit on your Amazon account on Tuesday.

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Can’t stop the tweets: Turkey tries and fails to block Twitter

Graffiti artists are spray-painting DNS addresses on Turkish walls, as citizens do everything they can to duck the Turkish government's attempted censorship of Twitter.

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Wickr wants to spread its spy-level encryption to your favorite games and apps

The encrypted messaging app is selling its security tools to other companies to make money—and to make your information safer.

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Twitter's birthday celebration of first tweets proves we're all bad at Twitter at first

Every person’s first tweet was boring. That reminder might encourage new users to explore Twitter’s potential.

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Twitter reportedly drops plan to encrypt direct messages

The Verge reports that Twitter’s end-to-end encryption for DMs is done—for now. Why are social networks dragging their feet on security measures?

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Auto-playing video ads arrive in your News Feed

Facebook is hoping high-quality videos will help you forget all about the auto-playing part.

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Surveillance, Snowden dominated discussions at a more serious South by Southwest

This year’s festival reflected a shift from sharing to security as the dominant trend in technology today.

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Oreos and TV shows pop up at SXSW: Has the tech fest lost its way?

Brands prove it doesn't matter what you're selling at South By Southwest, as long as festival-goers tweet about it.

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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Google's Android boss announces SDK specifically geared toward wearables

Google’s Sundar Pichai said the company is focused on helping devices work together across all categories.

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