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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.

Airbnb revamps reviews to encourage more honesty

A better ratings system will give hosts and guests more information, and hopefully lead to fewer surprises.

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Elon Musk donates $1 million to help build Nikola Tesla Museum

The creator of SpaceX and Tesla Motors didn't fully fund the project, but Elon Musk has donated $1 million to the future Tesla Science Center.

Lyft gives its ride-sharing app a makeover before hitting the streets of New York

Sometimes you just need a new look for before a big event.

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Lyft ride-sharing service runs into trouble before launching in New York

The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission says the ride-sharing app isn’t authorized to operate in New York.

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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.