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Lyft and Uber will face off in New York on Friday

Uber has faced little competition from ride-sharing apps in NYC until now: Lyft is rolling out service in the outer boroughs this week with free rides.

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Foursquare updates Swarm to soothe check-in blues

Foursquare fans aren’t getting games back in the main app, but Swarm’s latest improvements could help smooth the unbundling transition.

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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view

We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.

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How to use print-on-demand book services

Looking to make your own books? Glenn Fleishman has some tips on services to use, how to format your book, and how to sell it to the masses.

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Zuckerberg: Basic Internet should be as universal as 911 service

Certain Internet services should be provided for free like some phone services, according to Facebook's CEO.

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Google adds 13 more languages to Gmail

The languages change Gmail's display, not individual messages

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You say 'potato,' I say 'crowdfunding' -- man turns to Kickstarter to fund his salad

For $9550 -- and counting -- that better be some mighty fine tasting potato salad.

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Why Uber raised all that money: To make your rides cheaper

New Yorkers and San Franciscans are benefitting from Uber’s record-breaking fundraising round with fresh price cuts.

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How anonymous app Yik Yak plans to conquer all college campuses

With a new feature and new round of funding, Yik Yak wants to be the bulletin board for your life.

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Latest Snowden leak: Most data NSA collects is from non-targets

New information published by the Washington Post shows that much of the data intercepted by the NSA comes from individuals not suspected of any wrongdoing.

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Experts worry governments, 'commercial pressures' will undermine online freedom

What keeps Internet experts up at night? Pew Research Center's latest study gives us a glimpse.

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Privacy group files FTC complaint over Facebook's 'emotional contagion' study

EPIC contends that Facebook 'purposefully messed with people's minds' when it manipulated their news feeds to measure emotional responses

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Need some time away from Facebook? Sick of its privacy issues? You can deactivate—or outright delete—your account if you know where to look.

How to quit Facebook

If you're ready to part ways with the social network, you've got two options -- deactivate your Facebook account or delete it completely.

Clockwise Podcast: Facebook makes us sad

This week on the podcast born on the 10th of July, we discuss podcasting, Android Wear smartwatches, Apple's new pricing strategies, and Facebook toying with your emotions. Plus we fire up the barbecue grill for the long holiday weekend in the ol' U.S.A.! With guests Philip Michaels and Jon Phillips.

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Lights out for Yahoo's Shine site, Xobni email apps, other products

There's a lot of house-cleaning going on at Yahoo headquarters.