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The Times’ need for speed on smartphones drives interest in Google’s latest project

At The New York Times, as with its rivals, speeding up web page load times on smartphones is a priority. That's prompting a lot of interest in Google's new Accelerate Mobile Pages Project.


Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile Web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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How to prep your ecommerce store for holiday shoppers

Ecommerce, security and digital marketing experts discuss 16 steps ecommerce business owners and managers should take this fall to maximize holiday sales.

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Global civil rights groups coalition wants changes to Facebook's real-name policy

A large group of human rights, digital rights, LGBTQ, and women’s rights advocates, has said that Facebook's system "disregards the circumstances of users in non-western countries, exposes its users to danger, disrespects the...

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Facebook, Eutelsat block-book satellite capacity to deliver Internet to Africa

As part of its push to deliver free basic Internet services to developing countries, Facebook has teamed with Eutelsat to rent the entire capacity of the AMOS-6 broadband satellite to deliver connectivity to Africa.

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Good-bye, Google as we know it. Hello, Alphabet

After the market close Friday, Google officially will become Alphabet and will trade publicly as such on Monday. Google will become a business unit running under the Alphabet umbrella and will focus on core Internet-related...

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Rhapsody looks at kids as a new opportunity

Streaming music service Rhapsody has launched a version for kids that limits their access to only tailored programming and content that parents add.

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Microsoft offers businesses a 'premium' network link to Office 365

Microsoft has rolled out a premium service called Azure ExpressRoute, which allows businesses to connect to Office 365 via a private, managed wide area network instead of the public Internet.

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Heavy industries may be the looming giants of the Internet

GE aims to help vertical industries boost productivity through IT.

Apple Music debuts June 30 — all the ways you love music, all in one place.

Apple rolls out its music service in China

Apple has launched Apple Music together with iTunes Movies and iBooks in China, which is already the company's largest market for app downloads.

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Amazon joins the on-demand economy, using independent contractors for deliveries is using independent contractors for its Flex delivery program to ferry packages to customers, adopting a staffing method that has already attracted controversy and lawsuits.

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Uber's rivals just got a little closer

Close on the heels of its US$100 million investment in Lyft, Chinese ride-hailing app giant Didi Kuaidi has invested an undisclosed amount in Ola, the leading ride-hailing app in India. India

Facebook gives a makeover

Facebook is giving its worldwide Internet connection project,, a makeover that includes more security and granular control, along with a new name.


British spies cast net to monitor every web surfer, everywhere, leaked documents show

British surveillance center GCHQ monitored network traffic around the world in order to build up a browsing profile for every Internet user, leaked documents show

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Cookie handling in browsers can break HTTPS security

Man-in-the-middle attackers can inject cookies over HTTP connections in order to extract information from encrypted HTTPS traffic.

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It's official: North America is out of new IPv4 addresses

North America has finally run out of new addresses based on IPv4, the numbering system that got the Internet where it is today but is running out of space for the coming era of networking.

What I learned from an evening spent in the digital dark

In Raleigh NC, both Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless were offline for 6 hours on Monday, giving me ample time to reflect on my digital habits.

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Here's why you might not have been able to connect to Skype this week

Microsoft blames a lengthy Skype outage on a configuration snafu, and apologizes.

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