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Yelp sues positive review provider Revleap

Revleap says it can get businesses good reviews on Yelp

How DARPA's Dark Web search engine could help your business

Researchers' search engine for the 'Dark Web' might be useful in many areas

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Reddit puts its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Reddit notes aren't dead, but the cryptocurrency isn't under active development either.

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Internet problems take out Facebook, Instagram, others; Lizard Squad takes credit

Unexplained outages take out several popular Internet services, including Facebook, Instagram, and HipChat. Hacker group The Lizard Squad takes credit.

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California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers

California ditches a newly instated policy that required rideshare drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles.

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Winklevoss twins plan regulated Bitcoin exchange

Gemini will be a New York market with cash deposits backed by a chartered bank.

Twitter partners with Bing for language translation

Users can easily see tweets translated into their selected language on Twitter.

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Google may invest in SpaceX for Internet through satellites

Google may invest around $1 billion in the project

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Turkish government threatens to cut off Twitter access—again

The country's government wants Twitter to block a newspaper's account after it published details on a secret government investigation.

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MtGox CEO denies being Silk Road drug bazaar's secret mastermind

'I am not Dread Pirate Roberts,' Karpeles said.

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Twitter looks to expand advertising efforts beyond its own site

Twitter looks to team up with publishers to display ads on other websites.

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Yahoo's search share creeps up after becoming Firefox's default

It rose in December to its highest point since 2009, according to StatCounter.

Standards bodies join forces to create better geolocation Web data

The W3C and OGC pledge to ease the path for developing location-enriched Web data

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Twitter's upcoming video publishing feature comes into focus

Verified Twitter accounts can request access to new video publishing tools; the rest of us will have to wait.

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The top 10 memes, viral videos, and online goings-on that defined 2014

What was it for you—Kitten Jam? The Ice Bucket Challenge? Relive some of the hottest happenings on the Internet from the past year.