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Netflix won't budge in dispute with Verizon over video quality

Verizon sent the video streaming company a cease-and-desist notice after messages to customers blamed its network

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Apple Maps search may get personal, and much better, thanks to Spotsetter

Apple has reportedly acquired Spotsetter, a social search and mapping startup, after the service said that it had closed down.

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Google has received over 41,000 requests to 'forget' personal information

Google should anticipate what kinds of information people will want removed, said the EU's top data protection official.

Google, in promoting encryption, calls out Microsoft and Comcast

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Google is releasing new data about how services encrypt email in transit

Google writes a poem to herald Chromebooks in 9 new countries

The laptops are coming to New Zealand, Mexico and other countries, Google said Monday.

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Backlash over Facebook's 'listening' feature is a problem of trust

An online petition against the feature had 500,000 backers by Friday

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Top executives fly the coop at Twitter, Foursquare

A top engineer at Twitter, and two business executives at Foursquare, are leaving

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Bill would prohibit FCC from reclassifying broadband as utility

GOP Representative Bob Latta's legislation would limit the FCC's authority in its current net neutrality proceeding.

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Microsoft buys Capptain for mobile analytics, cloud services

Microsoft plans to use the technology to boost Azure's mobile app development services

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Twitter users to grow 24.4 percent in 2014, U.S. still largest market

The Asia-Pacific region is increasing its share of Twitter users while the U.S. market matures.

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Facebook sues alleged scammer over sex and Jennifer Lopez ads

A Brooklyn man is accused of scamming the social network out of $340,000 in advertising, and Facebook wants him banned for life

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Google preps mobile YouTube management app for creators

It's part of an effort by Google to keep independent YouTube creators satisfied

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Swarm 'Portal' beacon to provide retailers insight on in-store activity

The device picks up heat signals from shoppers to give retailers foot traffic patterns