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Google chases Microsoft with beefed-up Translate speech tools

After Microsoft's real-time Skype Translator captured the world's attention, Google's working to improve its own Translate tools.

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Zuckerberg could face gritty questions at Facebook townhall in Bogota, Colombia

Social inequality and Colombia's drug problems are among the topics being asked about

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Forget Medicare and Social Security: Seniors are embracing Facebook

Adoption of the social networking site among U.S. adults 65 and older keeps growing

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Facebook buys video tech startup QuickFire Networks

QuickFire's technology should help improve video quality on Facebook

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Global post-recovery Ebola campaign adds mobile app

The survivors and the countries hit hardest by Ebola face stigmatization and isolation

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WhatsApp users top 700 million, could hit 1 billion in a year

Use of mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp is rising while use of carriers' SMS text messaging services declines

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Canadian exchange to shut as Bitcoin bad news continues

Vault of Satoshi owners to focus on more promising Netflix business

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Twitter suffers outage just as Sony took the stage at CES

The outage came after the devastating cyberattack against Sony

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Facebook acquires speech-recognition startup Wit.ai

Is a verbal "Like" feature on the way?

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Netflix: We're not using Internet fast lanes

Netflix's use of traffic connection deals simply allows the service to get beyond congestion, the company claims

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Yes, US workers do still need their email

Very few of them think social media is an important tool for work

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Police suspect fraud took most of Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins

Japanese police believe only 1 percent of some 650,000 bitcoins was taken by hackers, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

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Kim Dotcom's Mega to launch anti-spying call and chat service 'soon'

The new service, apparently named MegaChat, will be browser-based.

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Google's Gmail appears to have been blocked by China at IP level

Dyn Research said Gmail was being blocked at the IP level when served from Hong Kong

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Skype group chat hits Word and PowerPoint Online apps

Microsoft has finally made it easier to chat with others working on the same document inside Office Online thanks to a Skype-powered feature that is now live.