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Facebook teases mysterious new product being announced next week

Facebook appears to have a new product up its sleeve that it will unveil next week at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

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Review: Glipho makes blogging social

Glipho aims to become a "social publishing engine" for bloggers. It's neatly organized and easy to use, but right now, at least, Glipho's social reach is limited by the size of its own social network.

Social sites beat retailers and banks for consumer protection and privacy

For the second year in a row, social media sites (including gaming and dating sites) are leading the way in consumer security and privacy protections, beating out Internet retailers and banks, according to an annual comprehensive audit by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA).

Page and Zuckerberg say NSA surveillance program is news to them

Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday issued personal statements denying any knowledge of the National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program.

Obama addresses Prism surveillance, says government isn't listening to your calls

In an effort to quell outrage over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, President Obama says the government is striking a balance between security and privacy.

Japanese Internet icon, free from prison, starts app design firm

A Japanese entrepreneur who founded one of the country's largest web portals and was a national celebrity before being jailed for securities fraud is now free and has launched a firm to develop smartphone apps.

Twitter boosts Lists limit 50-fold, supports more accounts

Like segregating your followees into manageable groups? Now you can't complain about bumping up against Twitter's List limitations.

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Welcome to the new Tumblr: cat GIFs and more ads

Yahoo doesn’t want to ruin the community Tumblr has created, but the company needs Tumblr to make money to justify its $1.1 billion price tag.

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It's official: Yahoo will buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion

After a weekend full of rumor and speculation, Yahoo confirms its plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash.

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Could a Tumblr deal fix Yahoo's square reputation?

Rumors are swirling that Yahoo is really, really interested in buying Tumblr to appeal to teens.

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