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Ride-sharing app Carma tries to crack the commute with prize program

Convincing commuters to ditch their cars and travel to work together is a daunting task, so Carma is enlisting outsiders to help.

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New social network Fatdoor uses robots to connect neighbors (yes, really)

Fatdoor is launching in Palo Alto with drones and rovers to bring neighborhoods together.

PayPal chief joins Facebook to strengthen mobile messaging

Facebook is looking to build new messaging experiences for its apps

Facebook to launch Slingshot, yet another photo messaging app

The new app focused on sharing everyday moments will launch soon, Facebook says.

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What Facebook’s declining page reach means for businesses—and for you

Even if you don’t own a business, Facebook’s changing News Feed algorithms affect you.

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See it Monday: This Doodle 4 Google won $20,000 for clean water in Bangladesh

An animated version of Audrey Zhang's drawing will grace Google's home page on Monday, June 9.

Colorado rolls out the welcome mat for ride-sharing apps, Virginia says no

Uber and Lyft are taking the country by storm, and states are responding with caution.

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Hands-on with Irista, Canon's new online photo storage service

Looking for a new home for your photos? Canon has a service you might be interested in, but only for up to 10GB of storage for now.

US researcher banned for mining Bitcoin using university supercomputers

Caught using National Science Foundation-funded supercomputers to generate virtual currency, the researcher received a government-wide ban.

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Verizon threatens to sue Netflix in war of words over video quality

Verizon objects to a Netflix message that blames the ISP for video streaming issues.

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Flickr to dump Facebook, Google logins in favor of Yahoo accounts by end of June

In March, Yahoo said it was coming and now it has. Flickr will soon stop accepting Facebook and Google logins.

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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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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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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.