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Internet fills gap as some TV stations shut down in Egypt

The Internet held up in Egypt as the military deposed the country's president Wednesday, with both the former president's aides and the opposition using Twitter and Facebook extensively to communicate with followers in Egypt and the rest of the world.

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Facebook might jump into news with rumored Reader

Reports of a Facebook newsreader continue to swirl, but it's unclear how the social network would present content.

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Financial Times CIO manages media shifts inside and out

From the hot metal press to desktop publishing and broadcasting via radio or television, the media has always been driven by technology. Here's how the 125-year-old Financial Times is adapting.

Social mapping does much more than just get you where you’re going

Google is already a leading provider of mapping services, but it snatched up Waze because social mapping is smarter and more useful than just getting from Point A to Point B.

Microsoft’s Socl network steps up its game with animated GIFs, meme generator

Microsoft’s “experimental research project” in social search, aptly called Socl, is ready to compete with the big networks. On Tuesday, the company rolled out new features, including a meme generator and animated GIF creator.

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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.