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Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

Users can now place free video calls with Messenger, as Facebook continues to extend the app beyond simple text-based chats.

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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.

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.

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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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Facebook gives users more ways to filter their feeds

Facebook is giving users more options to control what content they see in their feeds.

Your online TV watching is now being tracked across devices

Showing all viewers the same commercial six minutes into, say, an episode of "Modern Family" might soon be over. If you're watching it online.

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations.

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Facebook vows to improve user research practices

Facebook is promising to be more careful about how it conducts research on users, with a deeper review process by top managers when particular groups of people or types of content are studied on the site.

Ericsson releases WebRTC browser, framework as open source

The browser has been resurrected at least in part to make up for Apple's apparent disinterest in the technology

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Artificial intelligence system can predict data theft by scanning email

The UBIC system searches for signs of disgruntled or cash-strapped workers.

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Intel saves $9 million in factory IoT

Intel's hoping that its increased equipment uptime and productivity may help convince other manufacturers to sign on for IoT.

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Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve open-source software

Facebook has partnered with several big companies to kick off a new project called TODO, which aims to improve the quality of open-source software and make it easier to consume.

Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests

The firm received 268 requests during the first half of 2014

Isis Wallet mobile payment service changes its name to Softcard

Mobile payments startup Isis Wallet is changing its name to Softcard to avoid association with the Islamic militant group known as ISIS.

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability. This year, Amazon has put greater focus on services aimed directly...

screen shot 2014 05 27 at 12.54.26 pm CRM upgrade focuses on mobile's developers are continuing their steady pace of improvements to the Salesforce1 mobile app, which first debuted last year.

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Dropbox offers 1TB Pro plan for $9.99

Dropbox is consolidating its three Pro account options into a single plan that's priced at $9.99 per month and includes 1TB of storage and added controls for document sharing and security.

Coding platform for Internet of Things could bring data-crunching apps online faster

RacoWireless is using standard software tools to help developers connect with any device

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