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Facebook eats more of the web with 'Instant Articles' from Buzzfeed, NYT, and more

The company promises faster news on its mobile apps with Instant Articles

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Google rejects 60 percent of right to be forgotten requests

Google removes a link from its search results about 40 percent of the time.

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Google tweak lets you order pizza, burgers, and more directly from search results

Looking for pizza delivery? Now you can start your order with Google.

New database taps LinkedIn to watch the NSA watchers

An advocacy group has figured out a way to study the security state without dependence on leakers. But does it unnecessarily put intelligence workers at risk?

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Uber stops operations in Kansas over new legislation

The state legislature overruled a veto on the legislation by the governor


Windows 10 will let you flip off your friends with middle finger emoji

It's becoming more important than ever to express yourself online, but only Microsoft's Windows 10 lets you express a full range of emotions with the middle finger emoji.

Facebook's opens its free Internet platform to other online services was criticized by net neutrality advocates for backing just a few services

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Google could power Yahoo search under new agreement

Although Yahoo has once again agreed to serve Microsoft Bing ads and search results, the deal is non-exclusive.

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FCC's net neutrality rules published in Federal Register

The publication is expected to trigger lawsuits from broadband providers

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LinkedIn Elevate aims to turn employees into content sharing machines

LinkedIn says sharing more content online can help improve your bottom line and now it has a paid app to increase your sharing.

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How to use your favorite mobile messaging service on your PC

Need to send WhatsApp or Line message from your desktop? There's an app for that. BBM? Not so much.

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The Bitcoin Foundation is out of cash, says board member

Newly elected board member Olivier Janssens blamed 'ridiculous spending' and bad decisions

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Uber knuckles down on security, poaches exec from Facebook

Uber has acknowledged that its security issues go beyond simply protecting data.


Twitter launches Periscope, a Meerkat-like live video streaming app

iPhone users got another app on Thursday to help them share live video streams after Meerkat launched several weeks ago. This time Twitter is getting into the game with Periscope.

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Facebook's Video API lets brands push more and more video into your News Feed

Brands can post just to their Pages but not to News Feed, and target their videos to users based on gender, age, and location—but only if they use Facebook's newly updated Video API.