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LinkedIn tries again to keep people connected, with a redesigned app

The company's Connected app uses a cards interface to deliver updates on people's contacts

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The U.S. military is not-so-shockingly studying your Facebook and Twitter habits

DARPA keeps an eye on social networks to prevent “strategic surprise.”

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Mt. Gox CEO selling Bitcoins.com, will give some proceeds to burned investors

The domain will go on sale July 24, with an opening bid of $185,000

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Uber won’t surge-price you too much in emergencies

An agreement with New York’s attorney general means Uber is limited to how much it can gouge you during storms or disasters.

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Lyft and Uber will face off in New York on Friday

Uber has faced little competition from ride-sharing apps in NYC until now: Lyft is rolling out service in the outer boroughs this week with free rides.

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Foursquare updates Swarm to soothe check-in blues

Foursquare fans aren’t getting games back in the main app, but Swarm’s latest improvements could help smooth the unbundling transition.

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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view

We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.

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How to use print-on-demand book services

Looking to make your own books? Glenn Fleishman has some tips on services to use, how to format your book, and how to sell it to the masses.

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Zuckerberg: Basic Internet should be as universal as 911 service

Certain Internet services should be provided for free like some phone services, according to Facebook's CEO.

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Google adds 13 more languages to Gmail

The languages change Gmail's display, not individual messages

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You say 'potato,' I say 'crowdfunding' -- man turns to Kickstarter to fund his salad

For $9550 -- and counting -- that better be some mighty fine tasting potato salad.

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Why Uber raised all that money: To make your rides cheaper

New Yorkers and San Franciscans are benefitting from Uber’s record-breaking fundraising round with fresh price cuts.

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How anonymous app Yik Yak plans to conquer all college campuses

With a new feature and new round of funding, Yik Yak wants to be the bulletin board for your life.

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Latest Snowden leak: Most data NSA collects is from non-targets

New information published by the Washington Post shows that much of the data intercepted by the NSA comes from individuals not suspected of any wrongdoing.

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Experts worry governments, 'commercial pressures' will undermine online freedom

What keeps Internet experts up at night? Pew Research Center's latest study gives us a glimpse.