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Google and Viacom settle YouTube suit long after it stopped mattering

The search giant and the media titan totally get along now.

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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SXSW starts out with spotlight on security, as Google's Schmidt sounds off on NSA

The interactive portion of the South by Southwest conference is usually a launching pad for apps like Twitter and Foursquare, but security figures to be a popular topic this year, judging by the opening day remarks of Google's chairman.

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Spanish bank touts apps for smartwatch, Google Glass

Caixa Bank claims it is the first to develop an application for use with smartwatch devices, along with a customer app that runs on Google Glass.

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Meet Office Online, Microsoft's slightly tweaked Office Web Apps replacement

Microsoft's Office Web Apps have a new name, a new site, and a new app bar.

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Former Googler explains why Gmail contacts stink, we explain how to make them better

If you love to hate Gmail's contacts manager you now have a reason why is stinks so much: priorities.

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Bitcoin accepted as valid currency by Australian lawyers

The legal fraternity has made it first foray into the use of Bitcoins as payments for services rendered.

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Report: Satya Nadella to be named Microsoft CEO; Gates out, too

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft's board will name cloud chief Satya Nadella Microsoft's next chief executive.

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These are the filthy words Google voice search doesn't want to hear

The words that don't get censored is the real shock.

Evernote upgrades make sync four times faster

Evernote has completed upgrades to its servers, making synchronization four times faster for users -- with more improvements to come.

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Yahoo reports another sales decline as ads sag

CEO Marissa Mayer cited the company's investments as laying a foundation for revenue growth.

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BitTorrent throttling in U.S. creeps back up

Expect the legal setbacks to net neutrality to further complicate the matter of slower speeds when using BitTorrent.

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Microsoft's 'Rethink' highlights the best of its Web

Microsoft launches "Rethink," an archive and showcase for the websites that will fool you into thinking that they're native apps.

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New API will simplify Google Drive integration with Android apps, says Google

Developers can now test a preview of the Java-based Drive Android API.

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Google Now finally invades the desktop in Chrome alpha build

It's basic in its early form, but Google's killer digital assistant has finally graced the PC.