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33 equipment manufacturers oppose public-utility broadband

IBM, Cisco, Intel and other companies oppose calls to reclassify and regulate broadband as a common carrier

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Net neutrality advocates plan slow-lane protest

Several large websites will display site-loading spinning wheel icons to symbolize slow connections.

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Judge proposes January trial in Silicon Valley employee hiring case

A jury trial might be preempted if a new settlement is reached

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China's Baidu shows off alternative to Google Glass, without optical display

BaiduEye can let users make hands-free searches by scanning objects

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Appeals court clears Yelp of claims that it fixed reviews

The decision upheld a district court ruling that Yelp did not extort businesses to sell them ads

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Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

The feature lets users search for posts they've previously seen from friends and Pages.

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Are Uber's aggressive recruitment tactics legal?

Uber's tactics to recruit Lyft drivers could violate competition rules, some experts think

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Instagram's Hyperlapse app gives videos a time-lapse effect

Users can shoot longer videos and then play them back up to 12 times faster

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Twitter expands European advertising network

Twitter expanded after experiencing 'tremendous growth' in the region, it said

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Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google's

The system may resemble Google's AdWords for keyword-targeted ads

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

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Queries can now be made in multiple languages without switching settings

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Facebook says most outbound email is encrypted now

Microsoft and Yahoo have enabled STARTTLS, which dramatically raised the percentage of encrypted messages.

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Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China

Baidu and the United Nations Development Programme have opened a joint lab