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Cats get their own Street View tour of this Japanese city

Onomichi in Japan has rolled out a website that lets people virtually wander the city from the perspective of a cat.

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Wikipedia bans 381 user accounts for dishonest editing

Editors of the English version of Wikipedia have blocked 381 user accounts for editing articles on the online encyclopedia despite being secretly paid to do so by various interests.

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot caught injecting ads into web pages

AT&T is the latest Wi-Fi hotspot provider to try injecting ads into sites where they shouldn't be.

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Google Flu Trends calls out sick, indefinitely

Google will shut down its website that used search queries to determine how influenza was spreading, and will pass along the data to health organizations to create their own flu prediction models.

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Flash's fall from grace continues as Amazon swings ad banhammer

Flash lost its prominence in web video, and now Amazon is refusing to use Adobe's technology in its ads.

8chan back in Google's index after temporary disappearance

It appeared that the imageboard 8chan was banned from Google's search index for a few days, but now it's back.

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Ad-blocking software is costing websites real money

A new report released Monday says ad blocking will cost online businesses nearly $22 billion worldwide, and it will only get worse in the coming years.

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Yelp adds hospital and health care data to help plan your treatment

Alongside user reviews, the site now shows key survey information such as ER wait times and the quietness of guest rooms.

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Google search tweak helps you avoid long lines at local shops

Got a hankering for coffee but can't stand the thought of waiting in line? Google search on mobile can help you figure out if that's likely to happen.

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Twitch finally starts ditching Flash for HTML5

Twitch's slow move out from under Adobe Flash is slow going, but work on the video player is starting to appear.

Reddit's new CEO tries to clean up site's 'dark side'

The online discussion website is struggling to curb offensive content and even cyberbullying

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Amazon's 'Prime Day' birthday blowout promises more deals than Black Friday

Amazon's big Black Friday-style sale begins on Wednesday, but Walmart wants to play too.

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NASA image gallery offers a peek at more than 100,000 breathtaking space photos

NASA has a new image gallery in partnership with Luna Imaging to explore everything from Apollo missions to the space shuttle.

Bing's new video search puts Google and YouTube to shame

When you're searching for a video, only one site will do: Bing.

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Yahoo axes Maps, Pipes, other services as it narrows focus

Yahoo says it has a clear focus on search, communications, and digital content, and to keep that focus some older services must go.