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Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without permission.

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How gamification improves customer engagement and retention

Marketing pros and business owners share tips on how to use gaming techniques to attract, educate and retain customers -- and sell more stuff.

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Facebook starts warning U.S. users when they're sharing fake news

Before you share that story, Facebook wants you to know its facts are in dispute.

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Wal-Mart launches emerging tech incubator

Wal-Mart Stores is creating what it's calling a technology incubator in Silicon Valley that's focused on technologies that will change how people shop.

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Netflix debuts on Firefox for Linux, but not everyone's happy about it

You can now watch Netflix videos on Firefox for Linux, but not everyone is happy about it as the battle over DRM in HTML rages on.

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LinkedIn's Trending Storylines aims to broaden users' news horizons

LinkedIn wants to be its users’ professional news feed, and the company just launched a new feature aimed at providing them with a broad set of perspectives on relevant business news.

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Critical infrastructure: Off the web, out of danger?

For more than a decade there have been warnings that US critical infrastructure is vulnerable to a cyber “Pearl Harbor” attack. Those overseeing the grid say that is close to impossible, since control systems are not connected to the...

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5 ways to speed up Chrome: Tips for power users and newbies

Google's Chrome browser is plenty fast, but by turning a few more dials you can make the browsing experience even zippier.

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Airbnb adopts new brand name Aibiying in China

Airbnb will rebrand its short-term home rental service in China as “Aibiying” and triple the size of its workforce in the country as it tries to woo a large but complex market for foreign tech companies.

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How Target is reimagining its stores to compete in the digital world

Target currently gets less than 5 percent of its retail business from digital, however, CEO Brian Cornell is looking to change that.

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How much can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.

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Why does Comcast suddenly love Netflix?

AT&T is giving away Apple TVs and Comcast is giving its customers access to Netflix. Is the war between cable and streaming video services about to end?

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Adobe takes aim at customer experience, partners with Microsoft

With its new Experience Cloud offering, Adobe seeks to help enterprises optimize customer experiences. And working with Microsoft and other partners, it will create a standard semantic data model to make it easier to customize apps,...

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Mozilla beats rivals, patches Firefox's Pwn2Own bug

Mozilla has already patched a Firefox vulnerability revealed during Pwn2Own, the first vendor to fix a flaw disclosed at the hacking contest.

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How Google research can make the internet faster

Although websites have to implement Google's new research for the effect to take place.

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Lose yourself in the Infinity Room, a mixed-media art project at SXSW

This piece by artist Refik Anadol takes it to infinity.

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Minnesota police seek data on who Googled a victim's name

Local police in Minnesota are trying to solve a bank fraud scheme by demanding Google give up data on people who looked up key search terms that may be related to crime.

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Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies.

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