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50% off Prime Membership After Free 6 Month Trial, For Students - Deal Alert

If you know somebody headed to college, or maybe you attend a college yourself, Amazon wants to give you 6 free months of Amazon Prime, followed by a 50% discount on a Prime membership.

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How Wal-Mart enables 'innersourcing' with Github

The big box retailer’s technology arm has adopted the open source ethos, encouraging its engineers to write code and share it with time-crunched teams that can use the help.

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Yahoo users have no need to panic

Most observers agree that core Yahoo services are unlikely to disappear from lack of funding or lack of corporate interest anytime soon.

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Verizon's Yahoo deal creates a tracking powerhouse

Verizon's planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo will create an international consumer tracking powerhouse that raises serious privacy concerns, some privacy advocates said.

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How businesses can use Pokemon Go to succeed

Pokemon Go has been a phenomenon since its launch and its location-based, augmented reality nature could make it a boon for small businesses.

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Verizon must pay even if Mozilla walks from Yahoo search deal

Verizon, which plans to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion, will be on the hook to Mozilla for more than $1 billion through 2019.

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9 big moments in Yahoo's troubled history

Here are nine big events in the up-and-down history of Yahoo.

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With Yahoo buy, Verizon hopes to stay competitive in digital ad market

Verizon will faces major challenges as it integrates Yahoo into its organization. But the company needed to take steps to diversify beyond traditional wireless service revenues.

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Yahoo sells internet biz to Verizon in $4.8B deal

Ailing Yahoo is selling off its operating business for $4.8 billion to Verizon Communications in a cash deal that will reduce the storied tech firm to mainly holding its cash, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan and non-core patents.

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More than half the world is still offline

While it may seem like half the world is chasing Pokemon right now, a majority of the world’s population doesn’t even use the internet. About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the population, will still be offline at the end of...

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Why a Verizon and Yahoo merger would be like Microsoft snapping up CompuServe

Cultures collide, it happens. But this one is a bad idea.

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Facebook completes first test flights of its solar-powered Aquila internet drone

Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a solar-powered internet drone!

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Apple and Facebook helped to take down KickassTorrents

It turns out a couple purchases on iTunes helped bring down the mastermind behind KickassTorrents, a popular file-sharing site.

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Facebook takes a step forward with its Net-connectivity plane

Facebook's Connectivity Lab completed the first full test of Aquila, a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that would beam Internet connectivity to remote, underserved areas of the world.

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Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Mozilla will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month.

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U.S. seizes KickassTorrents domains, site owner arrested

The U.S. has seized domains belonging to KickassTorrents, one of the most popular sites for illegal file sharing, and its alleged owner has been arrested.

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Facebook Messenger has a billion users, but now there's a new problem

Chatbots will save Messenger, as long as we learn to love them and are OK with seeing ads to support them.

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For SEO, links are even more important than you think

It's a rare business today that doesn't take at least some steps to optimize its website for search-engine rankings, but how best to do that remains an open question. A new study suggests that inbound links are even more critical than...

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