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By the numbers: How Kindle Unlimited compares to other ebook subscriptions

We look at how Amazon's new ebook subscription service stacks up against similar offerings from Oyster and Scribd in terms of publisher deals, number of books, and the number of books you'll actually want to read.

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Uber’s on-demand ice cream delivery returns Friday

The company is expanding its popular stunt to 144 cities around the world for one day only.

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Twitter and Facebook see a bright future for in-the-moment spending

Both companies are looking at new services around shopping and promotions.

Clockwise Podcast: App innovation, Apple and IBM, Chromebooks and Airbnb

App categories in need of innovation, Airbnb's logo/hobo-sign controversy, Apple and IBM team up, and are Chromebooks a threat? With guests Brad Chacos and Caitlin McGarry.

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Facebook tests 'buy' button to let users make purchases from their feeds

Users can buy products directly from their news feeds from select advertisers, the company says.

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Facebook has a new app, but it’s for VIPs only

Mentions is an iPhone app that helps celebrities manage their Facebook accounts.

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Airbnb wants you to think of belonging, not eviction, when you see its new logo

The company is trying to remake its image—literally—in the wake of legal scuffles in NYC and San Francisco.

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Why Google doesn’t care about your name anymore

Google+ now allows fake names on the network, but that doesn’t mean Google has stopped caring about your identity.

Oops! Sony gaming websites go down because they didn't pay the bill

The payment notifications ended up in a junk mail folder, a Sony executive says.

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Google search warns mobile users of potential Flash clash

Sites that rely heavily on Flash elements will soon be flagged in mobile Google searches.

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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