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Two N.C. cities could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

Two cities in North Carolina could be the first to benefit from a planned expansion of Google's fiber-optic Internet service. The company is holding events in Raleigh and Durham on Wednesday and Thursday next week, apparently...

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Winklevoss twins plan regulated Bitcoin exchange

The most famous twins in social media and cryptocurrency want to launch a regulated Bitcoin exchange -- named Gemini, of course.

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Now on CIO: Why IT should be skeptical of 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook wants to move into the busy enterprise social market, but its plans raise a number of important questions and concerns for IT.

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Spartan browser and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10

The existing version of Internet Explorer will ship in Windows 10 along with Microsoft's new Spartan browser.

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After being dumped by Firefox, Google wants users back

After Google's share of the U.S. search market slipped in December, the company has been trying to entice Firefox users back to the fold.

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Dropbox boosts mobile talent with CloudOn buy

The latest in the cloud-storage company's shopping spree also delivers a ready-made presence in Israel.

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Microsoft has a two-browser strategy for Windows 10, at least for now

Even after Wednesday's Windows 10 event was over, it wasn't clear exactly what Microsoft's browser roadmap looks like.

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Facebook, take note!

Those copyright notices that people are posting on their Facebook pages don’t mean a thing legally, but that doesn’t mean Facebook, or the media, should ignore them.

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EBay to cut 7% of workforce, looks to spin-off Enterprise unit

EBay will cut roughly 7% of its total workforce, or 2,400 workers, and is considering a sale or IPO of its Enterprise unit.

Prosecutors tighten case against alleged Silk Road mastermind

Federal prosecutors used chat logs and private journals Wednesday to strengthen their case that Ross Ulbricht is the anonymous mastermind who ran the Silk Road online market.

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Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

The app let people store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases

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White House uses social media to amplify Obama's big speech

The White House updated its social media efforts in an effort to control the messages coming out of the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

HealthCare.gov sends personal data to Twitter, Yahoo and Google

Information entered into the U.S. government's health insurance website is being passed to companies such as Twitter, Yahoo and Google.

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Silk Road trial needs more evidence to make Mt. Gox connection

Any backdoor connection between the Silk Road online market and Mark Karpeles, the founder of the failed Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, will have to be disregarded unless defense attorneys present stronger evidence.

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Facebook thinks it's charged the global economy, but analysts are skeptical

According to Facebook, the company hasn't just changed the face of social networking. It's also boosted the global economy and put millions of people to work.

After death threats, Gamergate target starts group to fight online harassment

Zoe Quinn, the game developer harassed by the Gamergate movement, has co-founded a group aimed at combatting online abuse.

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Twitter to acquire Indian startup ZipDial in emerging markets play

Twitter is to acquire ZipDial Mobile Solutions, a Bangalore company that has developed a platform that allows content like promotions to be delivered to users through voice, SMS or an app notification when an user gives a missed call....

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Google may invest in SpaceX for Internet through satellites

Google may invest about $1 billion in SpaceX, a company that aims to use satellites to deliver low-cost Internet to underserved regions, according to reports.

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

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