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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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Latest Firefox tries to one-up Skype with WebRTC calling features

With this week's rollout of Firefox 35, Mozilla is taking a bold step toward reclaiming the relevance that Firefox once commanded. Key to that effort is the organization's move to take a standard technology called WebRTC and add it to...

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Zuckerberg could face gritty questions at Facebook townhall in Colombia

Facebook users in Latin America will have a chance to pepper Mark Zuckerberg with questions when he heads to Bogota, Colombia, for Facebook's first international townhall Q&A.

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WhatsApp users top 700 million, could hit 1 billion in a year

Use of mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp is rising while use of carriers' SMS text messaging services declines.

The year TVs got much too complicated

CES 2015 might go down as the moment when TVs became more complicated than they should be.

Facebook acquires speech-recognition startup Wit.ai

Facebook is acquiring Wit.ai, a speech-recognition startup whose technology could give the social network new ways to let users connect verbally.

Netflix

Netflix blocks CUSTOMERS using VPNs

Online video purveyor Netflix is now reportedly blocking most VPN-based connections to its service. VPNs incidentally, provide an easy way for non-US based Netflix customers to watch US content and movies. But, as it turns out,...

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China's state-run media tells citizens to 'accept' Gmail block

The Chinese state-run publication Global Times today told citizens to "accept the reality of Gmail being suspended in China" and lashed out at Western media for concluding the government was behind the outage.

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MIT unifies Web dev into a single, speedy new language -- Ur/Web

Ur/Web allows developers to write pages as self-contained programs

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Santa (well, Santa Tracker) helps Google test its dev tools

As the time for St. Nick's big ride quickly approaches, kids of all ages can track his progress delivering presents around the world with Google's Santa Tracker website and app.

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How-to: Get started with Nginx

Follow these steps to install Nginx on Linux and configure PHP support, virtual hosts, HTTP authentication, SSL support, URL rewrites and load balancing.

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Google wants to turn browser signals of Web encryption upside down

Chrome security engineers have proposed that all websites that don't encrypt traffic be marked as insecure by browsers.

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Sony looks for ways to distribute 'The Interview' online

Sony Pictures says it hasn't bowed to threats to pull "The Interview" and audiences will get a chance to see it -- it's just not sure how at present.

Google meshes multiple enterprise partner programs into one

Google will try to boost the enthusiasm, commitment and sales of its enterprise partners with a revamped, consolidated program that offers more incentives and rewards.

Google Inbox Revisited

Six weeks with Google's Inbox -- and why it's back to Gmail for me

Google's Inbox brings some useful new tricks to the world of email, but it's lacking key features that business professionals and power users may need.

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Update: Google Apps users are clamoring for Inbox

Demand for Google's new email app is very high among customers of the Apps suite

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Mozilla toys with Firefox on iPhone after years of snubbing iOS

A Mozilla manager said that the open-source developer would create a browser for Apple's iOS.

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Snapchat to ask users to stop using unauthorized apps

Snapchat will ask users to stop using unauthorized apps after the compromise of an app that offered to save snaps led to questions about the security of the photo and video messaging application itself.

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