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Dead in Japan? Yahoo Ending has everything you need

Yahoo Japan's end-of-life portal covers everything from online data to cremation.

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Create your ultimate summer playlist with Roadtrip Mixtape

Roadtrip Mixtape picks songs based on the route of your roadtrip, introducing you to local bands while you're on the road.

Yahoo’s revenue slumps on weak ad sales

Yahoo reported falling sales in the second quarter and mixed results in its critical advertising business.

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Google nixes real-name policy for Google+

Since the social network's inception, Google had required that people use their real names in profiles, but that's changing now.

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Yahoo revenue drops as ad business flounders

The company has to work faster to make up for the drop, CEO Marissa Mayer says

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Swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality, FCC extends deadline

The agency has received 677,000 comments on its proposed net neutrality rules

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Lyft's brand of ride-sharing might not fly in New York City

Regulators consider Lyft's peer-to-peer model a violation of city regulations on for-hire car services.

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Seattle city council legalizes Uber, Lyft, Sidecar without caps

Previously, Seattle had put limits on the number of cars allowed on the road. But the city's mayor brokered a deal with taxi operators, legislators, and ride-sharing companies.

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World Cup sets social media records with tons of talk on Twitter and Facebook

The month-long tournament sparked more than international rivalry—it generated hundreds of millions of posts, comments, tweets, and likes across both networks.

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Now you can see your Facebook friends’ confessions on Secret

The anonymous app’s Monday update adds a Facebook login and better discovery tools.

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LinkedIn buys Newsle to become the Google Alert for your professional life

The networking site wants to offer a Google Alert-style service for your professional life.

Internet giants press for net neutrality in FCC filing

Strong net neutrality rules should keep the Internet open, dynamic and spontaneous for all, the companies said.

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Rap Genius is now just 'Genius,' wants to annotate all the things

Rap Genuis changes its name to reflect its broader mission, and announces some new goodies for bloggers and Web developers.

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China's state-run TV calls the iPhone a national security threat; Apple disagrees

China's state-run television says that iOS 7's location services could inadvertently expose state secrets.

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New York attorney general sues to stop Lyft launch

Over before it begins? Lyft faces legal action from New York State over plans to operate in the Big Apple.

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Worse than potato salad? 10 of the most ridiculous Kickstarter projects

If you think pledging to help a guy make potato salad is a waste of money, wait until you get a load of these projects that sought backing from the crowd.