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Google News opt-in is not good enough, German publishers say

German publishers will disappear from Google News on Aug. 1 unless they opt in to the service as Google seeks to comply with a new German law. But the publishers said on Monday that this is not good enough, they want a share in Google's revenue.

New AOL Reader product teased just days before Google Reader's shutdown

Once-mighty America Online appears to be working on a new RSS reader product, with about a week to go before Google pulls the plug on its own Reader.

Bitcoin trader Mt. Gox halts U.S. cash withdrawals for 14 days

The world's largest Bitcoin exchange says it will shut down U.S. dollar cash withdrawals for two weeks while it upgrades its systems. Other currency withdrawals are not affected.

U.S. states' attorneys general to take aim at Internet 'safe harbor' law

Frustrated by their difficulty prosecuting cases involving online content that is illegal or damaging to individuals, a group of state attorneys general are taking action.

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Don't hurt the Web with rushed intellectual property laws, urges Internet Society

Greater transparency, as well as respect for the Internet's open architecture and multi-stakeholder participation, are needed to help guide discussions around intellectual property policy on the Internet, according to the Internet Society.

Yahoo spruces up its search results display

Changes at Yahoo keep on coming; this time there's a new look for Yahoo Search.

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Waze could drive better social tools at Google, experts say

Waze's crowdsourced traffic and navigation app is attractive to Google, which is said to be a serious suitor for the app, because of the wealth of mapping data it offers. But Waze's biggest draw may be social, some experts say.

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How LinkedIn's three newest features can work for you

LinkedIn launches two-step verification, a redesigned 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' and adds the capability to upload photos, video and documents to your status updates. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

Facebook sets Sept. 12 deadline for moving games to local currencies

Facebook is phasing out its Credits virtual payment system and will be transitioning all games integrated into the social network to a new local payments API by Sept. 12.

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Internet visionary Cerf proposes 'digital vellum' to preserve Internet data

Vinton Cerf, one of the computer scientists who turned on the Internet in 1983, is concerned that much of the data created since then, and for years still to come, will be lost to time.

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Vine, the attention span shattering video app, finally makes its way to Android

The popular video social platform Vine has finally made its way into Google Play. Now Android users will be able to explore the inexplicably trendy world of six second video.

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What would it take to print out the Internet?

The poet laureate of the New York Museum of Modern Art wants us to print out the Internet and ship it to him. Is it possible? Sure. But it would be a LOT of paper.

Cybercriminals go back to the USSR

The top-level domain name for the former Soviet Union becomes a magnet for denizens of online underworld.

Gmail will sort your email for you with new automatic labeling

Google announces a new kind of inbox for Gmail that automatically sorts messages into categories, or “tabs.”

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Amazon now supports signing in to apps, sites with your Amazon ID

Using a new API announced by Amazon Web Services, developers can use Amazon.com, Facebook, or Google's sign-in systems for their cloud-based apps.