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Copyright owners call for overhaul of DMCA takedown notices

Infringers shouldn't be able to repost files again and again to the same website, musicians tell lawmakers.

Video ads come to Facebook

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15-second ads will play automatically in users' feeds.

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Google testing new results layout, but does it make ads less obvious?

Google for many users has changed the way it displays advertiser links

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Yahoo gets help from Yelp to fight Google

Yelp user reviews and business information will appear in Yahoo search results.

US House seeks alternatives to Internet sales tax bill

An Internet sales tax bill that passed in the Senate is flawed, says the House Judiciary Committee chairman.

Bitcoin is coming to Wall Street

The move signals a growing regulatory environment for the technology, and a recognition that virtual currencies need supervision.

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Google launches referral program for Apps suite

The company will pay participants $15 per new user account.

New Intel optical cable transfers data at a blistering 800Gbps per second

U.S. Conec has started shipping MXC cables to distributors

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Hungry? IBM's Watson can help cook

IBM's supercomputer nicknamed Watson is at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas this week, but it's not competing on a TV quiz show, rather it's helping chefs come up with unique, personalized recipes.

Almost 11 days later, Google finally clears up Postini email backlog

The spam filter service malfunctioned in late February, trapping legitimate messages

Mt. Gox files for US bankruptcy to halt class-action suit

The company is trying to temporarily halt a US lawsuit as a Tokyo court works through its bankruptcy.

Snowden advocates at SXSW for improved data security

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The best encryption may conflict with the business model of Google and Facebook, speakers said at the show

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Oracle to revamp schools ERP software, with an eye on Workday

Oracle Student Cloud and a new edition of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions are in the works

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Tencent deal heats up rivalry in China's e-commerce market

Tencent is joining forces with JD.com, another top Chinese e-commerce player

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Microsoft sketches ambitious enhancements for Office 365

The most eye-catching innovation is a machine-learning capability to help employees identify their most important colleagues and content