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Airbnb thinks outside the hotel with dinner party pilot program

Now you can break bread with the strangers whose home you’re renting, but that’ll cost a little more.

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales: 'Right to be forgotten' is censorship

Wales sits on a committee advising Google on dealing with an EU court's ruling that people have the right to be forgotten online.

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What Europe's new 'right to be forgotten' online means

Would something like this ever happen in the U.S.? Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales doesn't think so.

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Years-old Myspace photos land in your inbox because the Internet never forgets

The social network nobody remembers would like to remind you it still has your photos.

Kickstarter loosens the rules for green-lighting crowdfunding projects

The site's new Launch Now feature means an algorithm and not human moderators will review crowdfunding proposals as part of an overall effort to get projects up on Kickstarter more quickly.

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Has Apple opened the door to Bitcoin apps?

An update to the App Store guidelines suggests cryptocurrency apps are welcome.

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Report: The FCC may redefine what counts as broadband

Not all DSL or cable Internet connections count as broadband, and new FCC rules may tighten the definition.

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Comic: Lucky, the littlest Google self-driving car

Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: The adventures of Lucky, the littlest Google self-driving car.

on macworld.com

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Oh please no: Twitter experimenting with algorithms to surface 'important' tweets

Silly Twitter, that's what Facebook does. Here's why a publishing platform shouldn't act like a social network.

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Facebook tries to limit over-sharing

The company said it would be de-emphaizing certain posts from outside apps

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How Bitcoin can go mainstream

It's a fringe concept at the moment. But bringing the virtual currency to the masses isn't as far-fetched as you might think.

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QuickCoin app lets users send bitcoin through Facebook

This Facebook wallet is designed to be as simple as messaging

YouTube wants to make it easier for creators to manage videos, make money

A new creator-centric app and donation feature are a couple of the features in the works.