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Kazakhstan's Internet users make fun of Astana's bad weather

Kazakhstan’s Internet users are making fun of the torrential rains that hit Astana in mid-May.

Kazakhstan's Internet users make fun of Astana's bad weather
Twitter-Google deal puts tweets in search results
Twitter-Google deal puts tweets in search results

Google and Twitter announced a partnership Tuesday to display tweets in search results, renewing a tieup that ended in 2011.

Twitter-Google deal puts tweets in search results
YouTube may show anti-muslim video: appeals court
YouTube may show anti-muslim video: appeals court

A US appeals court ruled that Google-owned YouTube should not be barred from showing an uploaded "Innocence of Muslims" film that outraged Islamics.

YouTube may show anti-muslim video: appeals court
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Kazakhstan ranks 58th in broadband Internet speed ranking

Kazakhstan has been ranked 58th in Net Index, which compares and ranks the broadband Internet speed and mobile download speeds around the globe.

Kazakhstan ranks 58th in broadband Internet speed ranking
Facebook hooks up with publishers for 'Instant Articles'
Facebook hooks up with publishers for 'Instant Articles'

Facebook has teamed up with nine news publishers to launch a feature that will allow them to publish articles directly on the network's mobile news feeds.

Facebook hooks up with publishers for 'Instant Articles'
Skype opens door to real-time translation feature
Skype opens door to real-time translation feature

Microsoft-owned Skype cleared the way for anyone to use a new feature that translates video chats or instant messages in real time.

Skype opens door to real-time translation feature
US security chief warns of 'new phase' in terror threat
US security chief warns of 'new phase' in terror threat

The global terrorist threat has entered a "new phase," where media-savvy Islamist extremists are successfully drawing lone wolf attackers to their cause.

US security chief warns of 'new phase' in terror threat
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Google's home campus dreams dashed by local officials

Google was stinging from a decision by local officials to reject the bulk of a proposed plan for a grand expansion of its Silicon Valley home campus.

Google's home campus dreams dashed by local officials
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Facebook not an information bubble: researchers

Social media networks like Facebook are not putting users in an ideological information bubble, despite fears to the contrary.

Facebook not an information bubble: researchers
London Eye lit by Facebook election chat
London Eye lit by Facebook election chat

The London Eye tourist attraction was lit up in party political colours reflecting the amount of social media interactions about them on Facebook.

London Eye lit by Facebook election chat
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Microsoft courts app makers with dive into Windows 10

Microsoft made a new pitch to app makers, promising an audience of more than a billion people if they develop services for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system.

Microsoft courts app makers with dive into Windows 10
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Google pairs with European media to boost online journalism

US tech giant Google unveiled a 150 million euro ($163 million) project with eight European publishers to support online journalism.

Google pairs with European media to boost online journalism
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Yahoo unveils new online video series

US Internet giant Yahoo said it was expanding its online offerings, unveiling 18 new video series with which it hopes to attract a larger audience and advertisers.

Yahoo unveils new online video series
Facebook collecting Nepal quake aid donations

Facebook was rolling out a donation button for contributions to victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal, and offered to match up to $2 million.

Facebook collecting Nepal quake aid donations
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Right to be forgotten discussed in Kazakhstan's Majilis

The so-called 'right to be forgotten', which allows individuals to have information, videos or photographs that infringe on their privacy deleted from Internet records, was discussed by Kazakhstan's Majilis.

Right to be forgotten discussed in Kazakhstan's Majilis
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Google launches its own mobile telephone service

Google said it was launching its own US mobile wireless service, with considerable potential savings for customers using their devices.

Google launches its own mobile telephone service
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Free internet to become available in Astana buses

Astana residents and guests will be able to enjoy free Internet in the city's buses starting from July 1.

Free internet to become available in Astana buses
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Facebook shifts News Feed, gives priority to friends

Facebook said it was reconfiguring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to "the friends you care about."

Facebook shifts News Feed, gives priority to friends
Twitter expands privacy on direct messages
Twitter expands privacy on direct messages

Twitter said it was making it easier to take direct messages private, carving out a bigger space for targeted exchanges on the popular microblogging service.

Twitter expands privacy on direct messages
Facebook strips smiles from fake 'like' sellers
Facebook strips smiles from fake 'like' sellers

Facebook said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop.

Facebook strips smiles from fake 'like' sellers