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Facebook to push real-time stories to the top of News Feed

As Twitter reevaluates chronological timelines, Facebook adds more timely content to your stream.

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Drag queens force Facebook to reevaluate real names

The network isn't making any changes yet, but it should.

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Hidden Chrome for Android feature automatically answers questions in the search bar

Need to know a quick fact? On an Android device, you can now get the answer to some questions faster than it takes a Google search page to load.

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Handy rebrands to be the name you remember for help around the house

The on-demand cleaning services platform dropped the "book" from its name to take its business to the next level.

Businesses can't stop you from writing Yelp reviews under new California law

California makes it illegal for businesses to fine or otherwise discourage customers from leaving negative reviews on sites like Yelp.

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California regulators say Uber, Lyft and Sidecar's carpool services are illegal

Drivers can't carry multiple passengers while charging individual fares, the California Public Utilities Commission said.

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Meet the 7 apps that will give your amateur Instagrams professional gloss

The world's most popular Instagrammers have a few tricks, and they have nothing to do with Instagram.

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Internet Slowdown Day FAQ: How Netflix, Wordpress, and other web giants are fighting for Net Neutrality

Another day, another Internet protest in the continuing cat and mouse game between supporters and detractors of net neutrality.

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Will Bitcoin's creator be unmasked for $12,000?

An anonymous poster is demanding 25 bit coins -- about $12,000 -- to release the real identity of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Uber CEO cites 'scrappy,' 'fierce' methods in fighting taxis, Lyft

Uber's tactics have come under fire in recent weeks, but Travis Kalanick told TechCrunch Disrupt attendees he has no problem "scrapping" with rival ride-sharing services.

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Mobile web snapshot: Pinterest, Tumblr capture eyeballs and dollars

Facebook conquered smartphones with its mobile-first push, but it isn’t the only social game in town.

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Twitter turns itself into a store with new buy button

The network wants to help you make in-tweet impulse purchases.

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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These are the tools Google is using to try and beat Amazon at its own shopping game

Google is building its own shopping empire by pulling together several services and its massive amount of data.

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10 of tech’s greatest feuds, from Uber vs. Lyft to Apple vs. everyone

The tech industry isn't all about changing the world. Sometimes it's about knock-down, drag-out fights.