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FCC extends net neutrality comment period to Sept. 15

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has extended a deadline for comments on its proposed net neutrality rules to Sept. 15, giving members of the public more time to weigh in on how the government should regulate Web traffic.

Samsung buys SmartThings in ambitious push to connect your home

Samsung has agreed to buy SmartThings, a two-year-old startup that makes software to connect household objects and let them be controlled from afar via smartphone.

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

Microsoft has added some new smarts to its Bing search engine that lets you phrase queries in a way that feels more natural.

Amazon unveils mobile card reader targeting Square, PayPal

Amazon.com has introduced a card reader coupled with smartphone and tablet apps that aim to provide small businesses with a way to accept payments on these devices.

US consumer agency warns of several Bitcoin risks

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies can expose users to a number of risks, including hackers and scammers trying to take advantage of hype surrounding the technology, a U.S. consumer protection agency warned Monday.

Pivotal unveils new lightweight Java Web application stack

Watch out Oracle, Pivotal is offering a lighter alternative to the Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) stack.

Web acceleration protocol nears completion

When it comes to speeding up Web traffic over the Internet, sometimes too much of a good thing may not be such a good thing at all.

Microsoft continues global CRM expansion in battle against Salesforce.com

Microsoft has expanded the availability of its cloud CRM software into 17 additional countries in a move sure to step up its rivalry with Salesforce.com.

Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against Salesforce.com

Oracle is fleshing out its family of cloud applications and taking a competitive step against the likes of Salesforce.com with the acquisition of TOA Technologies, maker of software for companies centered around field services. Terms were not disclosed.

Amazon says $9.99 e-books will boost revenue, including for Hachette

Amazon.com believes that pricing e-books at $9.99 will boost sales by over 74 percent as the books are highly price-elastic.

Twitter more than doubles its sales, stock soars

Twitter more than doubled its sales in the second quarter, the company reported Tuesday, showing a strong advertising business.

Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon

Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study.

Using Instagram on public Wi-Fi risks account hijack

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.

Consumer Office 365 tops a half-billion dollars in annual revenue run-rate

Microsoft's Office 365 'rent-not-buy' subscription service is at an annual revenue run-rate of more than half a billion dollars.

Workarounds to purge search bar from Firefox's new tab page are available

Firefox users who don't like the changes to the browser's new tab page have multiple options.

Sprint to resell Google Apps for Business cloud service

Sprint announced a partnership with Google to offer the Google Apps for Business cloud service, adding that customers of the service won't be required to use Sprint's wireless network or Android devices.

Is Sony's Walkman set to make a comeback?

Sony is making a push to sell high-definition music players, and 35 years after being launched its Walkman is making a small comeback.

Google updates the Maps Explore Nearby feature -- for some users

Google is trying out a new Google Maps feature said to provide people with more information about their destinations, or about nearby points of interest, reports say.

Chrome gets sharp after dumping 30-year-old Windows technology

Google last week said that it was finally ditching a 30-year-old technology to display fonts on Web pages in its Chrome browser for Windows.

Internet adoption in China sags to levels not seen in 8 years

China's rush to the Internet is slowing, with the country adding only 14.4 million new Internet users in the first half of 2014, the lowest half-year growth in eight years.