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How to start blogging with Microsoft Word

You can draft or even post blog updates directly from Word to the most popular blogging platforms. There's even a workaround that helps with other blogging tools.

Businesses can't stop you from writing Yelp reviews under new California law

California makes it illegal for businesses to fine or otherwise discourage customers from leaving negative reviews on sites like Yelp.

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Internet Slowdown Day FAQ: How Netflix, Wordpress, and other web giants are fighting for Net Neutrality

Another day, another Internet protest in the continuing cat and mouse game between supporters and detractors of net neutrality.

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Will Bitcoin's creator be unmasked for $12,000?

An anonymous poster is demanding 25 bit coins -- about $12,000 -- to release the real identity of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Uber CEO cites 'scrappy,' 'fierce' methods in fighting taxis, Lyft

Uber's tactics have come under fire in recent weeks, but Travis Kalanick told TechCrunch Disrupt attendees he has no problem "scrapping" with rival ride-sharing services.

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler gets deeper into ride-sharing

By purchasing RideScout and the maker of the mytaxi app, the automotive giant could become a stronger competitor to the likes of Lyft and Uber.

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Meet the mobile payment services vying to replace your wallet

Amazon Wallet is just the latest service looking to help you pay for things on the go. But where does it fit in with the other major players looking to manage your digital wallet?

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How to automate your Facebook and Twitter posts with Buffer

If you're a social media butterfly, posting interesting content can be a full-time job. Buffer lets you focus on the content and takes care of posting for you.

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Facebook says not to believe the rumors, wants you to trust its Messenger app

Contrary to Internet rumors, Facebook says that its Messenger app isn't really spying on you.

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Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

Google's unmanned flying vehicles could one day deliver retail items to people's homes

Poaching drivers may be the norm for ride-sharing companies

Uber has tried to recruit Sidecar drivers too, the company's CEO said

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Time Warner Cable suffers from brief, nationwide Internet service outage

The outage affected more than 11 million residential customers

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The future of emoticons will embrace everyone

A mother-daughter team's iDiversicons shows how a new generation of emoji is bringing ethnic, gender, and lifestyle diversity to the popular communication graphics.

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Wikipedia wants Congressional staffers to contribute, but bias is a big concern

Should policy wonks write for Wikipedia? The libertarian Cato Institute thinks Congressional staffer expertise could help Wikipedia post more about legislation, but some worry about conflict of interest.

You’ll never believe how Facebook plans to fight click-bait

It turns out that readers don’t like terrible headlines that give no information, so Facebook is changing its News Feed algorithms once again.

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