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Have a spare $9,000? Join Facebook for the rich

Want to talk about your Porsche, your takeover of a company or your new jet but uncomfortable doing it on Facebook? There's a new social network for you.

Update: Yelp settles FTC charges of violating child privacy

Yelp will pay $450,000 to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 through its apps.

Infor plots move into cloud financials in strike against Workday

Financials Xi will provide a broad and modern suite of applications with no need to 'bolt-on' more, Infor says.

Facebook releases its mcrouter data-caching tool as open source

Facebook is releasing mcrouter, its software for turning many cache servers around the world into one distributed system, as open source.

Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Google fielded 19 percent more requests from the U.S. government for data on its users in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year, the company said.

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Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve open-source software

Facebook has partnered with several big companies to kick off a new project called TODO, which aims to improve the quality of open-source software and make it easier to consume.

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The Net: From cyberspace to everyplace

20 years ago, we thought cyberspace was going to be an exotic place to visit. Instead, it’s become an extension of everyday life.

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Yahoo slams 'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die

Yahoo is criticizing new legislation that gives executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.

Google acquires online survey specialist Polar

Google has acquired Polar, a company that specializes in online polls that allows its customers to get "instant opinions on anything."

Google RSS death creates $1.3M business

Google's decision last year to kill Google Reader, its RSS feed and Web-based service, allowed a tiny rival to grow into a company with revenue of at least $1.3 million a year.

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What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

Five million hacked passwords dumped on Russian cybercrime forums

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Yahoo faced $250K in daily fines for defying U.S. surveillance requests

The U.S. government once threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to assist with its surveillance efforts, Yahoo said Thursday.

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Don't blink! Facebook tries out disappearing posts

Facebook is testing whether to offer disappearing posts and comments with a small group of mobile users.

Microsoft pulls OneDrive for Business patch issued Tuesday

Microsoft yesterday pulled another patch, this one released Tuesday, meant to fix OneDrive for Business, the online storage service for employees running Office 365.

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CTIA chief lashes back at FCC chair on net neutrality

Mobile has to have different Open Internet rules from fixed broadband, Meredith Attwell Baker says

Responding to critics, Google makes Drive, Docs suite more accessible for the blind

Google has added features to Drive and the Docs apps suite to make the products easier to use for people who are blind or have poor eyesight.

Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests

The firm received 268 requests during the first half of 2014

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BBC developing common platform API to connect with business partners

The BBC has iover 100 APIs that are used both internally and are open to external partners to develop new products.

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