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6 things almost every viral Kickstarter has in common

The best product categories, the best times to launch, the best investor incentives: Learn these and other lessons from the thousand most successful Kickstarter projects ever.

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Amazon adds local groceries and meals to one-hour Prime Now delivery service

The service will first be available in Manhattan, with other cities coming soon

Facebook's free Internet.org threatens online equality, global digital rights groups say

The groups are objecting to Internet.org's "walled garden" of services offered without data charges

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Cat videos and other high-bandwidth content could clog the Internet within five years

Experts (not cats) are working to avoid the looming crunch.

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Report: 'Buy' buttons coming soon to Google search results

The company will let consumers click to buy right from search results, the Wall Street Journal says.

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Domino's 'tweet a pizza emoji, get a real pizza' isn't as stupid as it seems

Send a pizza emoji to the Domino's Twitter account, get a pizza. But why?

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Facebook eats more of the web with 'Instant Articles' from Buzzfeed, NYT, and more

The company promises faster news on its mobile apps with Instant Articles

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Google rejects 60 percent of right to be forgotten requests

Google removes a link from its search results about 40 percent of the time.

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Google tweak lets you order pizza, burgers, and more directly from search results

Looking for pizza delivery? Now you can start your order with Google.

New database taps LinkedIn to watch the NSA watchers

An advocacy group has figured out a way to study the security state without dependence on leakers. But does it unnecessarily put intelligence workers at risk?

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Uber stops operations in Kansas over new legislation

The state legislature overruled a veto on the legislation by the governor

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Windows 10 will let you flip off your friends with middle finger emoji

It's becoming more important than ever to express yourself online, but only Microsoft's Windows 10 lets you express a full range of emotions with the middle finger emoji.

Facebook's Internet.org opens its free Internet platform to other online services

Internet.org was criticized by net neutrality advocates for backing just a few services

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Google could power Yahoo search under new agreement

Although Yahoo has once again agreed to serve Microsoft Bing ads and search results, the deal is non-exclusive.

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FCC's net neutrality rules published in Federal Register

The publication is expected to trigger lawsuits from broadband providers