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Google revenue jumps 19% but still disappoints

Google reported a 19% increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.

Google rolls out new +Post 'social' ads

Internet users may soon start to see more ads that look like posts from Google+, but without visiting the social network.

Twitter brings the data back in-house with Gnip buy

Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years.

Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com

Independent Oracle and SAP support provider Rimini Street will now offer integration services for customers who want to adopt SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings from the likes of Salesforce.com and Workday.

Facebook is trying to make its News Feed less spammy

Posts on Facebook that repeatedly urge users to like, share or comment on them are being targeted in a new effort to reduce News Feed spam, Facebook said.

Canada halts online tax returns in wake of Heartbleed

Canada Revenue Agency has halted online filing of tax returns by the country's citizens following the disclosure of the Heartbleed security vulnerability that rocked the Internet this week.

Dropbox diversifies beyond storage with photos, collaboration apps

Dropbox, the cloud storage and file sharing vendor, is expanding its scope into photo management and document collaboration.

Twitter offers photo tagging and lets you upload a photo 'collage'

Twitter users on mobile devices can now tag people in photos and upload multiple images to form a collage.

Twitter marks 8th birthday with your first tweets

Twitter is getting ready to celebrate its eighth birthday on Friday and it's marking the occasion with a present for its users.

Bitcoin software gets security update

The software driving Bitcoin's network was upgraded Wednesday, with security fixes addressing a problem that defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox blamed for losing nearly half a billion dollars worth of bitcoins.

Google and Cisco will bring WebEx to Chromebooks

Google and Cisco are teaming up in the enterprise collaboration market, bundling WebEx with Chromebooks and integrating the Cisco Web conferencing and online meeting product with Google Apps.

Desktop search spending to fall this year as mobile grows, study finds

The money spent by advertisers on the desktop will decline this year as people continue to reach for their smartphones to search for information, according to new data from eMarketer.

Video ads come to Facebook

An assortment of video ads will soon start appearing in Facebook users' feeds as the company grasps at a larger slice of the lucrative TV advertising market.

Cisco on mission to outfit all office rooms with video conferencing systems

Cisco unveiled Wednesday an array of video conferencing products as it seeks to provide video collaboration systems for meeting rooms of all sizes.

Yahoo gets help from Yelp to fight Google

Searching on Yahoo will now deliver local business reviews from Yelp, through a partnership that could help Yahoo search compete against Google, or at least make it more useful.

Court freezes US assets of Mt. Gox CEO, companies

A U.S. district court judge froze the U.S. assets of Mark Karpeles, CEO of failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, and two associated companies, allowing lawyers to begin demanding documents from the three parties to investigate what they allege is a huge fraud.

New York to start accepting applications for Bitcoin and other virtual currency exchanges

New York financial authorities said Tuesday that they would soon begin accepting applications for virtual currency exchanges including those dealing in bitcoins, in a sign of regulators' growing interest in the technology.

Google launches referral program for Apps suite

People can now earn a finder's fee when they refer customers to Google for its Apps email and collaboration suite.

Snowden advocates at SXSW for improved data security

Encryption technologies can be a powerful tool against government surveillance, but the most effective techniques are still largely out of reach to the average Internet user, Edward Snowden said Monday.