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Firefox and Chrome give browser plug-ins the cold shoulder

Ding, dong, browser plug-ins—as we know them—are almost dead, thanks to changes in the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome.

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New York State works to clean up fake online reviews

Search-engine-optimization firms and individual businesses in New York State must now pay fines ranging from $2500 to just under $100,000, and must discontinue the practice of posting fake reviews.

LinkedIn denies harvesting user email accounts without permission

A lawsuit by four users claims that LinkedIn hacks into their external email accounts and downloads addresses for monetary gain. LinkedIn denied those allegations over the weekend.

My Yahoo gets the Marissa Mayer redesign treatment

Yahoo’s customized landing pages get a new look as part of Yahoo’s ongoing transformation.

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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.