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Airbnb adds instant booking for sponteneous LA and SF trips

The feature, which will be added to more cities soon, is aimed at simplifying the booking procedure for mobile users.

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Leaked screenshots show a brand new look for Gmail

Newly leaked images show a refreshed, app-inspired layout for Google's popular email service.

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Senators take issue with FCC's net neutrality proposal

A group of ten US Senators urge the FCC to drop the idea of a paid Internet "fast lane."

Apple's PR strategy, App.net, RSS, and a potential Surface Mini

With Apple's PR chief stepping down, we ask whether the company's public-relations strategy can translate elsewhere. Also, we discuss the relative merits of App.net, RSS, and a hypothetical Surface mini. With guests Caitlin McGarry, Dan Frakes, and Brad Chacos.

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Report: U.S. Internet providers allow 'permanent congestion' and want cash to clear it up

Congested connections aren't a net neutrality issue, but they're an argument for more competition.

Mozilla proposes new version of net neutrality rules

The browser maker's propsal would regulate broadband providers' relationship with edge services

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Twitter tests out mute feature, may soon let you silence annoying tweets

You may soon be able to silence that annoying sportsball chatter in your timeline from Twitter's mobile app if a screenshot making the rounds is any indication.

Apple vs. Samsung, Google+, iTunes, and location apps

Apple vs. Samsung: What is it good for? The same goes for Google+, iTunes, and location-based applications. Apparently we're all grumpy. With guests Philip Michaels, Dan Miller, and Leah Yamshon.

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Snapchat offers video and instant text messaging

Conversations will be deleted when users leave the instant messaging screen, Snapchat said.

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Three F8 announcements that matter to Facebook users

F8 may be a developers' conference, but a trio of announcements Wednesday will affect how you use the social network and its apps.

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Bitcoin traders agree to settlement in Mt. Gox class-action suit

Plans call to revive the exchange -- which will be called New Gox -- are being drafted as well.

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Yahoo airing two original comedy series beginning next year

The shows will air on Yahoo on desktops and mobile devices.

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Surveillance, ICANN transition dominate Internet governance meeting

A non-binding statement called for Internet governance decisions by consensus among all stakeholders

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7 Internet fakes we wish were real

Spend a little time on the Web, and you'll know better than to trust your eyes. Still, we've come across a few online pranks that we wish were more truth than fiction.

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Pinterest launches Guided Search to navigate you through its 30 billion pins

This mobile-first tool makes search more like discovery.