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Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

Facebook received about 12,600 US law enforcement requests in the second half of 2013

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Breather bets $25 is a fair price for an hour of peace

Breather makes finding a quiet place to work in Manhattan or Montreal as easy as ordering a car on Uber or a vacation rental on Airbnb.

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Twitter’s radical redesign looks a lot like Facebook

The social network needs to jump-start its growth, and hopes a familiar look will help.

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Social network acted like a jerk, faces FTC complaint

A social network labeled people as jerks and charged them to contact customer service and change their profiles, the agency says

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Meet California's first Bitcoin ATM

In this video report, we'll see a demo of how a machine built by Las Vegas-based Robocoin lets you buy Bitcoins with cash or sell them from your digital wallet.

California’s first bitcoin ATM launches in Silicon Valley

Coinage President Cary Peters, operator of California’s first bitcoin ATM, shows us how it works in this video.

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Google's Project Loon balloon goes around the world in 22 days

Jules Verne would be impressed, but it's only one step toward an attempt to provide Internet access to remote areas.

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Report: More ads are coming to Twitter--a lot more

You can expect to see as many as 15 new kids of ads in the near future, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

You still have to manually flip the security switch for some sites like Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports

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Judge orders Mt. Gox's Karpeles to US for questioning

Karpeles must answer questions on April 17, a Texas judge ruled.

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10 April Fools' tech gags so bizarre they might almost be true (but they aren't, sorry)

Most April Fools' Day jokes barely merit a groan, but these ten are worth a smile.

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Online mall Square Market latest to accept bitcoin

Sellers will still be credited with U.S. dollars to reduce exposure

Marissa Mayer at CES 2014

Yahoo may try to draw YouTube's most popular acts with a video site of its own

YahooTube? may be looking at ways to bring established YouTube stars to a new video service of its own.