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Yahoo buys Admovate to ramp up its mobile advertising

Yahoo has bought ad tech startup Admovate to grow its mobile advertising sales and provide a stronger channel for personalized display advertising.

China's Internet users grow to 591 million

China's Internet populace grew to 591 million by the end of June, as more new users in the country relied on handsets to go online, according to a non-profit research group.

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Get the Yahoo username of your dreams with new wishlist site

Yahoo is in the process of recycling unused usernames from decades past and opening them up to active users looking to get the username of their dreams.

After a year at Yahoo, Mayer still sprinting to catch up

Since taking the reins as Yahoo's CEO a year ago this week, Marissa Mayer has set out to revamp the struggling Internet company with a series of rapid fire acquisitions that could make even her former colleagues at Google envious.

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Beware Facebook friends who are robots trying to sell stuff

How safe is your online social network? Not very, as it turns out. Your friends may not even be human, but rather bots siphoning off your data and influencing your decisions with convincing yet programmed points of view.

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Sharknado is best film ever made according to Twitter, fails to translate into ratings gold

How could a film about sharks in tornados with a huge social media buzz not be a ratings boon? Because snark ≠ ratings.

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America Offline: Can the U.S. be disconnected from the Net?

From physical destruction to hack attack to the iron fist of the government, we examine whether or not it's possible to flip a kill switch on the United States' Internet connectivity.

Vine coming to Windows Phone 8

Vine, the trendy Twitter-owned mobile video app, is coming to the Windows Phone 8 operating system about six months after its initial launch on iOS.

Yahoo says release of secret FISA court order will prove it resisted directives

Yahoo wants the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to order the public release of a secret order in a 2008 surveillance dispute, as it will demonstrate that the Internet company "objected strenuously" to government directives.

Google keeps users' data available until July 15 in Reader's wake

Google's Reader is now officially dead, but the company wants to make users' transition to other content aggregators as painless as possible, partly by keeping their data available for the next couple weeks.

Yahoo kills a dozen more products to sharpen its focus

Yahoo slims itself down again by axing a dozen products, part of an ongoing effort to sharpen its focus on services the search engine thinks people need in their daily lives.

FDA shuts down 1,677 Internet pharmacies

More than 1,600 websites selling pharmaceutical products, including some spoofing CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, were shut down this week in a sting involving 99 countries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Twitter adds genre search to #music iOS app

Twitter is hoping to make it easier for people to discover new music on its #music iOS app with the addition of genre search tools, released Thursday.

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Yahoo News gets a redesign aimed at personalization

In its continuing efforts to woo users with new products and services, Yahoo is at it again, this time with a redesign of its News Page.

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Prism implicates Facebook, Yahoo and others in Europe, student group charges

The U.S. government surveillance program known as Prism, which reportedly collects data from major technology companies, has compelled a European student group to file a barrage of complaints against the companies, claiming the data collection runs afoul of European privacy laws.