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Google's next business: Selling U.S. car insurance?

Google may also be acquiring CoverHound, an insurance comparison shopping site, according to a Forrester analyst

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How to stop autoplay videos

You open a webpage and start reading. But after a few seconds, you hear someone talking. A video has started automatically without your permission. Here's how to keep this annoyance from happening.

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How to track Santa's Christmas Eve journey from any device

Keep tabs on Santa's Christmas Eve trek around the globe with these websites, apps, and more.

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Google adds song lyrics to search results but it feels like a cheap cash grab

Google's instant answer results for song lyrics are partial and push you towards the Google Play Store.

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Amazon Prime Now delivers your order in an hour, but only in Manhattan for now

Need some paper towels, an Apple USB cable, and a Frozen DVD in the next hour? If you're in Manhattan, Amazon can do that for you.

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Forget 2015: Bing already knows which people, products and trends will win next year

Using the same predictive technology that it harnessed to call the outcome of the World Cup, Microsoft's Bing thinks it knows the album of the year, the Golden Globe winners, and even the fashion trends of 2015.

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From ebola to Flappy Bird: These are the most popular Google Searches of 2014

Google's top trending searches for 2014 are out and the top searches for gamers might surprise you.

Amazon's 'Make an Offer' program lets you haggle for even lower prices

You can't make an offer on many product categories yet, but if you're looking for collectible items Amazon now gives you the chance to knock a few bucks off the price.

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Amazon starts selling its own ethically sourced diapers to hook parents on Prime

It may seem like an odd choice for Amazon to start making its own diapers, but it makes more sense than you might think.

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One-click dinner: Amazon tests restaurant Takeout & Delivery service

Amazon wants to make deciding what to order for dinner as easy as comparing laptops.

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Hey kids! Google is developing versions of search, Gmail, and YouTube just for you

It's unclear how far Google will go, but the company will need to build in pretty bulletproof safeguards to reassure parents as they let their kids go online.

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Indiegogo tests crowdfunding insurance to give backers peace of mind

Getting money back from crowdfunded failures could get a lot easier if Indiegogo goes ahead with optional insurance plans.

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Ads got you down? With Google Contributor you can pay to remove them

If you're sick of ads, try paying $1 to $3 per month through Google Contributor.

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Google search adding 'mobile friendly' label to show when a site plays nice with phones

Whether a site is optimized for mobile could become a search rank signal, Google said

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EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

The new CA is called Let's Encrypt and its goal is to encourage the widespread adoption of SSL/TLS on the Internet