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Yahoo’s email genie grants wishes for new, less terrible usernames

Yahoo on Monday began doling out new usernames in an ongoing effort to clear the decks of old accounts.

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Browsers block ads, threaten free sites, researchers say

Nearly one in four browsers are now armed with an ad-blocking tool, reducing revenue at free-content websites, an Irish company said today

Saving YouTube videos for offline viewing

Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.

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Define awesome: Google beefs up dictionary in search

Google unveiled some cool new features to the dictionary function in its search.

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China's Baidu buys majority stake in group buying site Nuomi

Chinese search giant Baidu plans to spend US$160 million to buy a majority stake in a leading group buying site in the country, part of a string of recent deals the company had made to bolster its Internet business.

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MTV Video Music Awards: Where to stream and follow all the hot young talent

This collection of videos, information, and links will put you in the know on all the nominees and their illustrious bodies of work. Or just their bodies.

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Find out which Web services are down at Downrightnow

Can't connect to Twitter? Facebook? This site lets you know if there's an outage.

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Government turns to Tumblr and Twitter for new intelligence transparency drive

Not just for kittehs and Pr0n, government taps Tumblr for its Intelligence transparency site.

Football Tech

Why the NFL and YouTube would make such great teammates

According to reports, Google is talking to the National Football League about putting out-of-market games on YouTube. Evan Dashevsky thinks such a deal would make sense for the NFL, for Google, and for fans.

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Microsoft launches ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft has launched an ad-free, no cost version of its Bing search engine that can be used in public and private schools across the U.S.

In China, 'defaming cultural icons' online can land you in jail

Chinese police have detained two Internet users for allegedly starting online rumors that tried to defame government groups and a cultural icon in the nation.

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Copyright troll honeypots spotted on The Pirate Bay

Some pretty strong evidence has come to light that one of the most notorious copyright troll operations in the U.S. targeted The Pirate Bay with a honeypot operation, a trap set to detect unauthorized use of copyrighted files.

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Facebook readies roll-out of mobile payment system for e-commerce

Facebook's new mobile payment system may place it in direct competition with PayPal.

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The New York Times website suffers outage

The website of The New York Times went offline Wednesday morning owing to an unspecified server issue.

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Google Treks gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Maps' most awe-inspiring Views

Thanks to Google Maps Street Views, you've witnessed the view of the Canadian Arctic and several other breathtaking landmarks. Treks gives you a guided tour and lets you hear the snow crunching underfoot.