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FriendFeed will finally shut down on April 9

Wait, FriendFeed was still running? Yeah, we were surprised too.

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Lawmakers ask Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to check driver fingerprints

The eight members of Congress say measures taken so far to screen drivers do not take advantage of all the available tools

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One year later, we're no closer to finding MtGox's missing millions worth of bitcoins

As the bitcoin investigation drags on, key people in the probe are keeping mum

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YouTube for Android update adds video trimming, faster uploads

YouTube claims this update to its app will also upload videos more quickly than before.

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Prepare for faster, safer web browsing: The next-gen HTTP/2 protocol is done

This is the first major change to one of the backbones of the web in over 16 years.

Yelp sues positive review provider Revleap

Revleap says it can get businesses good reviews on Yelp

How DARPA's Dark Web search engine could help your business

Researchers' search engine for the 'Dark Web' might be useful in many areas

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Reddit puts its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Reddit notes aren't dead, but the cryptocurrency isn't under active development either.

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Internet problems take out Facebook, Instagram, others; Lizard Squad takes credit

Unexplained outages take out several popular Internet services, including Facebook, Instagram, and HipChat. Hacker group The Lizard Squad takes credit.

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California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers

California ditches a newly instated policy that required rideshare drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles.

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Winklevoss twins plan regulated Bitcoin exchange

Gemini will be a New York market with cash deposits backed by a chartered bank.

Twitter partners with Bing for language translation

Users can easily see tweets translated into their selected language on Twitter.

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Google may invest in SpaceX for Internet through satellites

Google may invest around $1 billion in the project

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Turkish government threatens to cut off Twitter access—again

The country's government wants Twitter to block a newspaper's account after it published details on a secret government investigation.

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MtGox CEO denies being Silk Road drug bazaar's secret mastermind

'I am not Dread Pirate Roberts,' Karpeles said.