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Google and Viacom settle YouTube suit long after it stopped mattering

The search giant and the media titan totally get along now.

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Move over Veronica Mars: These crowdfunded projects also raked in big bucks

Veronica Mars hits theaters today, thanks to fans who helped fund the movie via Kickstarter. We look at ten other crowdfunding success stories.

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Google Search makeover ditches underlined links and downplays ads

Google Search just got a mobile-mirroring makeover.

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As Web turns 25, its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, calls for a 'Magna Carta'

New rules are necessary to protect the Web from government interference, says the man who helped start everything.

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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Confirmed: Funny Or Die lied to you about the viability of hoverboards

That viral video about Back to the Future-style hover boards that was obviously a stunt? Turns out it was obviously a stunt.

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Biff Tannen's Revenge: You will never, ever get a hoverboard

One website promises hoverboards straight out of Back to the Future. Another site recreates the Irix/Macintosh system from Jurassic Park. One of these web parodies is enjoyable. It is not the hoverboard.

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Need your Mt. Gox bitcoins back? Steer clear of this website

A suspicious website tries to get people to download what is likely a bogus version of Flash player.

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Google's latest search feature lets you know what's cooking

Type "Show me the menu for" in front of the name of a restaurant, and your Google search results will now let you know what's for dinner.

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With Netflix deal, Comcast hangs 'Kick Me' sign on net neutrality

Now that Netflix is paying Comcast for sped-up streaming of its service, that tiered Internet that net neutrality advocates had warned us about appears to have arrived.

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Change that Kickstarter password -- crowdfunding website gets hit by hackers

Kickstarter alerted people with accounts on the site that hackers were able to access information like user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. But it says no credit card data was touched.

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Comcast's Time Warner Cable purchase is a merger of monopolies

The two biggest cable companies in the U.S. might be merging. But these companies are already Internet-access monopolies, which is the real problem. And the FCC is the only group that can solve it.

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The Day We Fight Back: Online protest against NSA spying kicks off with a 'meh'

'The Day We Fight Back' doesn't match the furor of SOPA and PIPA protests, but you should still take notice.

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Bitcoin Foundation blames Mt. Gox for Bitcoin's troubles

What Mt. Gox called a bug is actually an underlying problem, the group said

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What's 1 bitcoin worth? Ask Bing

A new tool converts bitcoin to more than 50 currencies

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