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Microsoft refines Outlook Web App's text editor

The improvements are meant to automate pasting tasks and reduce formatting problems

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Should your Facebook profile influence your credit score? Startups say yes

Two companies using Facebook profiles to generate credit scores, their stands side by side at Cebit, are chasing different customers -- although they are competitors in the trade show's Code_n startup contest.

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Facebook walks on optical networking's wild side

The social network is using technologies that others may take years to adopt

Price, power, privacy: why trust issues should influence your tech purchases

Vendors say they're selling products you can trust. Should you buy their promises, as well as their products?

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Groups ask US FTC to investigate Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp

The proposed deal raises concerns about WhatsApp users' privacy, two groups say.

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Khan Academy to offer free SAT prep

The tools were co-designed with the authors of the new SAT test, which will go back to a 1,600-point scale.

Facebook Messenger arrives for Windows Phone

The app joins other recent additions to the selection on WIndows Phone, including Instagram and Vine

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Mastering Metro apps: 4 ways they can work for you

Even Start menu diehards should give these winners a try.

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Group hug: The future of Microsoft Office is shared and social

No more working in isolation. Your colleagues and the entire wisdom of the web will be there for you when you need it.

Yahoo to phase out signing to its services using Facebook, Google

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Yahoo will progressively require users of its services to sign in with a Yahoo ID

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No Internet? Facebook could fix that with drones

Facebook is in talks to buy unmanned aircraft maker Titan Aerospace, a report said

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Chinese search engine with links to state press goes online

Two of China's state press groups have previously struggled in the nation's search market

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Meetup site down after hacker sought to extort $300 from CEO

A series of DDoS attacks have crippled the site and its mobile apps