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Twitter invests in MIT lab focused on online social movements

Twitter will also provide access to its archives and real-time, public stream of tweets


Google-backed Thread Group opens membership, wades into home IoT marsh

The group wants vendors to adopt its networking stack for connected-home devices

Facebook apologizes to LGBT community, clarifies names policy

Profiles can be under users' 'authentic' name, not necessarily their legal name

Activists push Facebook to abandon its real-names policy

A broad coalition is meeting with the company Wednesday

McAfee's Most Dangerous Cybercelebrities of 2014

Musicians dominate the 2014 list of celebs you might not want to search on for fear of malware

Intel pushes factory IoT with $9 million cost savings at plant

Increased equipment uptime and productivity may help convince manufacturers

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

'We're just getting started' in the cloud, Ellison said

Nextdoor, an app for connecting with neighborhoods, puts on its police cap

Nextdoor wants more police officers, fire departments and other safety workers using its site

Icahn says PayPal spin-off is almost a 'no brainer'

Activist investor says PayPal needs to acquire competitors or be acquired

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Global Internet Speeds Up, DDoS Attacks Down

The average global Internet connection speed rose above 4Mbps for the first time.

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Bye, Bing: Microsoft's Windows Apps Rebranded as MSN

The future of Microsoft's online services is here---and it's MSN. Say goodbye to Bing unless you're using Cortana or doing a search.

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How Live Tweeting Is Changing Broadcast Media

Live tweeting by cast members and official accounts for TV shows is lifting the reach and engagement of their programs, according to Twitter. Read what happens when stars take to Twitter during the premiere of their show.

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Inside the Secret Clash of CIOs and CMOs

Publicly, CIOs and CMOs say they get along, but in the dark recesses of the enterprise, tensions abound. Here’s why (warning: the 'why' comes from a decidedly CMO perspective).

Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services

Its Exalytics in-memory appliance also gets an upgrade

Oracle expanding depth of its cloud development platform

Six new services are in the works, but no availability date was released

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Sorriest Technology Companies of 2014

It’s so far been another sorry, sorry year in the technology industry, with big name companies, hot startups and individuals making public mea culpas for the assorted dumb, embarrassing and other regrettable actions. Here’s a rundown...

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Open Internet Central to U.S. Trade Policy

Administration officials say they are sympathetic to U.S. cloud service providers' concerns that data-localization requirements, other restrictive policies and the fallout from Edward Snowden's revelations cut off access to foreign...

Oracle's Larry Ellison throws down the cloud gauntlet

Ellison has come full circle from cloud skeptic to the proprietor of a one-stop shop

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Progressive Insurance Uses Data Analytics to Fine-Tune Ad Strategy

Progressive Insurance deploys open-source data analytics software to optimize its ad strategy to drive new customers to its website to buy a policy.

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