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YouTube considers offering ad-free subscription

YouTube viewers might get the option of paid subscriptions for ad-free access to the popular online video-sharing service.

YouTube considers offering ad-free subscription
Twitter hammered on growth fears
Twitter hammered on growth fears

Twitter saw its shares hammered after reporting quarterly results that largely met expectations but failed to allay concerns about growth of the messaging platform.

Twitter hammered on growth fears
Estonian finance minister quits over Facebook comments
Estonian finance minister quits over Facebook comments

Estonian Finance Minister Juergen Ligi announced his resignation after he caused a furore with Facebook comments seen as insulting to the education minister.

Estonian finance minister quits over Facebook comments
US stocks push higher despite big Amazon drop
US stocks push higher despite big Amazon drop

US stocks capped a strong week on a high note as good earnings from Microsoft and others overshadowed a poor report from Amazon

US stocks push higher despite big Amazon drop
Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app
Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app

Facebook released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.

Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app
'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations
'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations

Microsof reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises.

'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations
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Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps

Twitter set out to weave itself into mobile applications with a free "Fabric" platform to help developers build better programs and make more money.

Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps
WikiLeaks' Assange 'confident' ahead of Sweden ruling
WikiLeaks' Assange 'confident' ahead of Sweden ruling

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he was "confident" his asylum status will be resolved, as he awaits an imminent ruling on his case by a Swedish court.

WikiLeaks' Assange 'confident' ahead of Sweden ruling
Yahoo profit surges on Alibaba divestment, mobile
Yahoo profit surges on Alibaba divestment, mobile

Yahoo said its quarterly profit surged with its sale of shares in Chinese Internet powerhouse Alibaba.

Yahoo profit surges on Alibaba divestment, mobile
Amazon, Simon & Schuster sign book retail deal
Amazon, Simon & Schuster sign book retail deal

Amazon has reached a deal with American book publisher Simon & Schuster, the companies said.

Amazon, Simon & Schuster sign book retail deal
Monica Lewinsky says she was cyber-bullying Patient Zero
Monica Lewinsky says she was cyber-bullying Patient Zero

Monica Lewinsky said she was one of the first victims of cyber-bullying, becoming "Patient Zero" after falling in love with Bill Clinton.

Monica Lewinsky says she was cyber-bullying Patient Zero
Facebook sues lawyers over 'scam' lawsuit for stake
Facebook sues lawyers over 'scam' lawsuit for stake

Facebook sued lawyers who represented a man claiming he was entitled to a stake in the huge social network, saying they should have known he was a scam artist.

Facebook sues lawyers over 'scam' lawsuit for stake
Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail
Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail

People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday.

Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail
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Twitpic to shutter service after all

Twitpic put out word that the service is shutting down after all, apologizing for a "false alarm" that a merger would be its salvation.

Twitpic to shutter service after all
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Twitter tweets start to sing

Twitter began letting people instantly listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets from the popular messaging service.

Twitter tweets start to sing
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Smartphones cut into Google profit and share price

The rise of smartphone use to access the Internet, and slowing clicks on ads, cut into profits by Google in the third quarter, the company has revealed.

Smartphones cut into Google profit and share price
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Google shares hit as profit dips

Google said its profit in the past quarter dipped slightly from a year earlier, even as revenues for the technology giant showed a sharp increase.

Google shares hit as profit dips
Facebook challenging Google in online ad market
Facebook challenging Google in online ad market

For years, Google has been the undisputed leader in online advertising, but Facebook is gaining quickly in the fast-evolving market.

Facebook challenging Google in online ad market
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Facebook, Apple to cover women's egg-freezing: report

Facebook and Apple are covering the costs for female employees to freeze their eggs to delay childbearing which could hamper their careers.

Facebook, Apple to cover women's egg-freezing: report
Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app
Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app

Microsoft-owned Skype unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls."

Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app