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Twitter surprises with a sales gain, but user growth lags

Twitter on Tuesday reported a higher than expected increase in revenue in the second quarter, suggesting progress in the company's efforts to grow.

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It's time for a Digital Customer Experience Bill of Rights

Many organizations are harming their customer’s digital experience – and in some cases their safety – on a regular basis, as evidenced by the recent issues around limited access to personal data and the ability to digitally sabotage...

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Windows 10 roll-out will break Internet traffic records

Microsoft will break Internet traffic records this week as it begins to distribute Windows 10.

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Facebook opens to more mobile operators

A new online portal will make it easier for carriers to adopt the app, Facebook says.

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Attention Amazon shoppers: ''Thank you, drive through''

Kiss your local grocery store goodbye, reports suggest Amazon is entering the perishable food business, planning to marry online shopping with the efficiency of a fast food burger joint. If traditional grocers aren't worried, they...

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Google severs Google+ from some of its sites

Google is severing the ties between its social network and its other services, so that users won't need to log in to other sites like YouTube using a Google+ account.

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Mac OS: How to uninstall Flash (and why we all should)

Adobe Flash needs to be put to sleep. It's the only kind thing to do.

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Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

Mozilla plans to launch a new testing program in August that lets Firefox users try out potential changes to the browser.

Facebook prevails in shareholder lawsuit over IPO

An appeals court has ruled that shareholders cannot sue Facebook or CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a case that accused the company of withholding key financial information from the public until after its IPO. The shareholders alleged...

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Don't count on websites to hide your account info

Companies often fail to hide that an email address is associated with an account on their websites, even if the nature of their business calls for this and users implicitly expect it.

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YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end.

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Update: Researchers disclose four unpatched issues in the mobile version of Internet Explorer

The reports contain limited information, making exploit development hard and unlikely.

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New York eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York.

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Downbeat: Apple Music not a hit with watchdogs, senators, and bloggers

Yesterday wasn't a good day for Apple's streaming music service. A consumer watchdog group, a U.S. senator, and a popular blogger weren't praising Apple Music, they were, in effect, burying it...

Twitter will reconvene Flight conference for mobile developers

Last year, Twitter sought to broaden the reach of its software by giving outside developers new tools at its first Flight conference. This year the company will try again, as the pressure on it to grow its user base has only increased....

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Microsoft follows Google to crack down on revenge porn

A special Web form will allow revenge porn victims to report content they want removed from Bing, OneDrive or Xbox Live

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N.Y. judge rules against Facebook in search warrant case

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that Facebook has no legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of search warrants served on its users, highlighting the limits to online companies' abilities to protect user privacy.

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In Q2, Yahoo spent and spent to achieve unusual growth

Yahoo reported an uncharacteristic rise in revenue for the second quarter, but it came after the company spent heavily to boost its search traffic.

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