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Report: Google tests local news card to keep you updated on what's happening nearby

The new card would deliver "hyper-local" information relevant to where you live or work.

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Groups oppose proposed change to Internet content 'safe harbor'

A proposed change to U.S. law that would allow websites to be liable for content posted by users is a "dangerous path," according to a group of tech trade groups and legal scholars.

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How to get a full-screen Gmail compose window every time

Like Gmail's new front-and-center mail-composition window? Here's how to make it the default setting.

Study: Google accounts for 25 percent of all Internet traffic

The diversified range of new products being built and provided by Google now make the company accountable for nearly 25 percent of all Internet traffic, up from a mere 6 percent just three years ago, according to a new study.

First global top-level domain signed is Arabic for .web

An Australian registrar has signed the first global top-level domain contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

How to enable or disable Gmail's new tabs

This cool new feature can auto-file certain messages into categorical tabs. Learn to make the most of it.

Advocates call for a Netflix boycott amidst controversy about HTML5 video standards

Will the web titan's lobbying efforts to implement DRM in HTML5 video standards cause #CancelNetflix to be the next #DefeatSOPA?

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After slamming Spotify, Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich back Soundhalo streaming service

The supergroup Atoms for Peace featuring members of Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers is backing live streaming service Soundhalo after pulling from Spotify.

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Televisor is your personalized TV critic for streaming shows

What to stream? Let Televisor be your guide.

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Data.gov gets an open-source revamp

The U.S. government's portal for the data it creates, Next.Data.gov, is getting a revamp that should make it easier to view and reuse government data.

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Tech companies try to put a chokehold on ad-supported piracy

Online ad companies agreed to a new set of "best practices" that would remove ads from sites engaging in copyright piracy or selling phony goods. But the effectiveness of these practices is still very much up in the air.

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Bill Gates: the college lecture is dead—but Microsoft Bob isn't

With the Internet allowing students to "shop" for the best lectures, the role of the college professor should shift to facilitating the progress of individual students, Bill Gates tells a Microsoft education summit.

Google's chances to obtain dotless 'http://search' domain are shrinking

Google's chances of obtaining the "http://search" domain name are shrinking after several committees affiliated with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently warned that dotless domain names could be harmful to the Internet.

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Sharknado is best film ever made according to Twitter, fails to translate into ratings gold

How could a film about sharks in tornados with a huge social media buzz not be a ratings boon? Because snark ≠ ratings.

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