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Twitter sets the stage for video ads

A new program, now in beta, allows for paid video content in people's feeds.

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Yo adds more context to the 'yo' with iOS update

The app’s use of push notifications may send tech companies scurrying to compete for your lockscreen.

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10 tech dramas that Hollywood should turn into movies

Forget Silicon Valley. Never mind Halt and Catch Fire. The history of technology provides ample source material for your next big-screen blockbuster.

Lyft accuses rival Uber of dirty ride-sharing tricks

Lyft says that Uber employees have ordered and cancelled thousands of Lyft rides since last fall, hurting its business.

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Beware of Bitcoin, US consumer agency warns

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has posted a bulletin warning of the risks associated with the virtual currency, including exposure to hackers and scammers. Bitcoin advocates say it paints an incomplete picture.

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Variety: To teen newbs, YouTube dudes rule over boob tube rubes

Or to put it another way: A survey by the entertainment industry trade magazine found that YouTube stars are more popular among teenagers than movie, TV, and music celebrities.

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Move fast and break bread: The strange new world of meal-sharing

I shared meals cooked by strangers and didn’t die. Thank you, technology.

Study: Virginia has the fastest Internet in the US

Broadband Internet speeds can vary widely from state to state according to research from Broadview Networks.

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Google, Barnes & Noble take a page from Amazon's book with same-day delivery

You'll be able to get books the same day you order them from Barnes & Noble -- assuming you're living in the three cities where Google is offering the service through Google Shopping Express.

Lyft launches carpooling service Line to make your commute cheaper

Uber beat Lyft to the punch on the announcement, but Lyft’s carpooling feature is a fully realized product.

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Uber’s carpooling service is like fare-splitting for strangers

UberPool connects riders who live in the same area to save everyone money.

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Taxi Magic becomes Curb to broaden focus beyond cabs

The on-demand e-hail app is expanding options with sedan and black car service.

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service to focus its attention on its popular site for streaming game play.

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Report: Android finally surpasses iOS in web traffic

Android phones and tablets account for more browser usage than iOS for the first time.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don’t know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.