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Twitter takes note of other apps on smartphones
Twitter takes note of other apps on smartphones

Twitter said it would begin tracking which other applications people have installed on their mobile devices in a bid to better target ads and content.

Twitter takes note of other apps on smartphones
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Amazon cuts Fire phone price to ignite sales

Amazon slashed the price of Fire mobile phones that stalled after launch early this year, becoming a drag on the US online retail titan's bottom line.

Amazon cuts Fire phone price to ignite sales
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Google tests replacing web ads with contributions

Google began rolling out a way for people to support websites they frequent and, in return, be rewarded with ad-free pages

Google tests replacing web ads with contributions
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Twitter boss launches global cash register service

Twitter's co-founder outlined plans to make cash registers a thing of the past.

Twitter boss launches global cash register service
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Firefox browsers switch to Yahoo for online search

Firefox maker Mozilla announced that it is switching to Yahoo as the default service for online searches done through the Web browser in the United States.

Firefox browsers switch to Yahoo for online search
Twitter indexes every public tweet ever sent
Twitter indexes every public tweet ever sent

Twitter began letting users search through every tweet publicly fired off at the globally-popular one-to-many messaging service since it launched in 2006.

Twitter indexes every public tweet ever sent
Facebook preparing new website for office use: FT
Facebook preparing new website for office use: FT

Facebook is preparing a new office version of its social networking site to compete with other sites like LinkedIn.

Facebook preparing new website for office use: FT
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Microsoft rolls out Skype for web browsers

Microsoft released a test version of Skype that lets people make Internet calls from web browsers, eliminating the need to install special applications.

Microsoft rolls out Skype for web browsers
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Facebook to curb promotional posts on user timelines

Facebook said it is making moves to reduce the number of promotional posts that pop up in timelines, in response to users' demands for fewer advertisements.

Facebook to curb promotional posts on user timelines
S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' rating
S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' rating

Standard & Poor's gave Twitter's recent $1.8 billion debt issue a "speculative" rating of BB-.

S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' rating
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YouTube debuts subscription music service

YouTube introduced a long-rumored subscription music video service with ad-free access to tunes in a challenge to Spotify, Pandora, Apple and others

YouTube debuts subscription music service
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Yahoo buys video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 mn

Yahoo announced it is buying video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640 million to bolster its ability to make money from marketing on desktop computers.

Yahoo buys video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 mn
SpaceX chief Musk confirms Internet satellite plan
SpaceX chief Musk confirms Internet satellite plan

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk confirmed that he is working on a web of small, low-cost satellites that could provide wireless Internet around the world.

SpaceX chief Musk confirms Internet satellite plan
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Iran's Internet police warn govt of Instagram ban

A body tasked with policing the Internet laid down a two-month deadline for Iran's government to regularise the use of Instagram or access to the site would be blocked.

Iran's Internet police warn govt of Instagram ban
Obama presses for tough 'open Internet' rules
Obama presses for tough 'open Internet' rules

US President Barack Obama voiced support for a new regulatory system for Internet providers.

Obama presses for tough 'open Internet' rules
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Google to boost Ebola donations

Google launched a campaign to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing $10 million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

Google to boost Ebola donations
Twitter to set up shop in Hong Kong
Twitter to set up shop in Hong Kong

Twitter plans to set up shop in Hong Kong early next year, focusing on ad sales instead of the one-to-many messaging service banned in China.

Twitter to set up shop in Hong Kong
J.K. Shin (R), President and head of mobile communications business from Samsung, and Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Google Mobile. ©REUTERS
Co-creator of Android mobile software leaves Google

Google confirmed that an executive behind leading mobile device software Android is leaving the company to create an incubator for hardware startups.

Co-creator of Android mobile software leaves Google
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Facebook shares dive as social network eyes future

Facebook reported its quarterly profit nearly doubled but saw its stock pounded after outlining a plan to invest heavily in the future.

Facebook shares dive as social network eyes future
Google seeks way to search bodies for disease
Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

Google is exploring a way to search inside people's bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease