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Proof the Net needs to move to IPv6 IP addresses: Microsoft runs out of U.S. address space

The work to enable IPv6 on Azure is well underway, but there is no due date set.

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Behind the Great Firewall: What it's really like to log on from China

Censorship in China affects many popular Internet services and websites, but there are ways to make do.

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Amazon's world domination is great for consumers, bad for everyone else

The company wants to control everything bought, sold, and processed -- including mobile payments and even your local babysitter.

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PayPal chief joins Facebook to strengthen mobile messaging

Facebook is looking to build new messaging experiences for its apps

Facebook to launch Slingshot, yet another photo messaging app

The new app focused on sharing everyday moments will launch soon, Facebook says.

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Hands-on with Irista, Canon's new online photo storage service

Looking for a new home for your photos? Canon has a service you might be interested in, but only for up to 10GB of storage for now.

US researcher banned for mining Bitcoin using university supercomputers

Caught using National Science Foundation-funded supercomputers to generate virtual currency, the researcher received a government-wide ban.

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Flickr to dump Facebook, Google logins in favor of Yahoo accounts by end of June

In March, Yahoo said it was coming and now it has. Flickr will soon stop accepting Facebook and Google logins.

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Thrive Solo: business management for freelancers

Thrive Solo's slickly designed tools for busy freelancers help with everything from project management and time tracking to business analytics and invoicing.

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What Europe's new 'right to be forgotten' online means

Would something like this ever happen in the U.S.? Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales doesn't think so.

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Career Sushi hands-on: job site lets millennials showcase their personal brands

The new career marketplace for young job seekers ditches button-down resumes for eye-popping social profiles, but a lack of paid-job listings limits its usefulness.

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LinkedIn redesigns premium profiles, adds paid tier

The professional network tries to lure more paid subscribers with Facebook-like redesign and an entry-level package.

Kickstarter loosens the rules for green-lighting crowdfunding projects

The site's new Launch Now feature means an algorithm and not human moderators will review crowdfunding proposals as part of an overall effort to get projects up on Kickstarter more quickly.

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Has Apple opened the door to Bitcoin apps?

An update to the App Store guidelines suggests cryptocurrency apps are welcome.

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Report: The FCC may redefine what counts as broadband

Not all DSL or cable Internet connections count as broadband, and new FCC rules may tighten the definition.