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Why Twitter dominates the social sports arena

Twitter is a home run for connecting directly with fans, building a social platform, and keeping the excitement going after the game ends.

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Katy Perry, Jon Hamm, and Britney Spears top list of most dangerous web celebs

These star-studded search results are rife with scams and security breaches.

BitTorrent and Madonna join forces for free speech

The queen of pop is using BitTorrent to distribute a free film and launch a new art project.

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Bing gets a Modern makeover and smarter search results

To fight Google, you must become Google, it seems.

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Scientists prove the existence of the Internet Hate Machine

It's not just your imagination: The Internet is an angry place, at least if you buy into research from Beihang University in China.

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Analysts: Going public gives Twitter a sustainable future

Twitter's ecosystem could expand, thanks to the money it would raise through a public offering, some analysts argue.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg gives IPO advice, reluctantly, to Twitter

Would you take IPO advice from a man whose company's own public offering was beset by technical glitches?

FTC: Facebook privacy policy review part of regular monitoring

The FTC's review comes as Facebook's proposed policy changes cause controversy.

Exploring Google Search's tenuous relationship with pirated content

Mountain View says it filters copyright-infringing content from its autocomplete function, but not all search filters are created equal.

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How Yahoo could have improved its logo

Yahoo has a new logo, but we think the company could have done better.

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Is eBay warming up to Bitcoin?

Auction giant eBay wants to know how you feel about Bitcoin.

Ya-who cares? Barely changed logo obscures company's radical transformation

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer adds a "touch of whimsy" to the company's new logo, but the look falls flat.

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Are mix tapes legally protected? Spotify suit questions originality of compilations

Is track order a legally-protected concept? The courts will have to sort this one out.

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Privacy groups ask FTC to oppose Facebook's policy changes

Six privacy groups want the Federal Trade Commission to strike down proposed changes to Facebook's policies, arguing that they violate a 2011 settlement with the agency over user privacy.

Survey: Almost 90 percent of Internet users have taken steps to avoid surveillance

Hackers, criminals and advertisers are at the top of the list of groups people wish to avoid, according to the survey from the Pew Research Center's Internet Project and Carnegie Mellon University.