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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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Researcher says PayPal's two-factor authentication is easily beaten

Joshua Rogers decided to go public with the information after notifying PayPal of the problem on June 5

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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.

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How a Square-Caviar deal will bring fancy restaurants to your door

Square is focusing on food with its Order app, and a Caviar acquisition could put the payments company over the top.

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In search of a social site that doesn't lie

Facebook and OKCupid experiment on users. So what's wrong with that?

Twitter looks to give context to hashtags

What's that hashtag mean? You may soon be able to find out.

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Here’s free Internet! But you can only use Facebook-approved apps

The social network’s humanitarian mission to get the world online is, of course, skewed toward Facebook.

Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

Facebook's Internet.org app gives Zambia mobile users free, basic Internet access

Mobile users in Zambia get free access to services like Wikipedia, Google and Facebook

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Whiskey is a social lubricant and a social network, thanks to Distiller

The whiskey recommendation engine is now giving discerning drinkers a way to chat about booze.

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12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

These days, even brawny tasks like video editing can take place solely in your browser. Check out these great sites for productivity, creativity, security and more.

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Facebook gives up on Gifts, again

The social network wants you to buy stuff from your News Feed, but gift cards weren’t that appealing.

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Amazon says cheaper e-books are better for everyone in latest Hachette war salvo

Amazon argues for price elasticity as messy dispute with Hachette drags on.