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Google execs defend tax deal to UK legislators

Google executives defended the company's recent U.K. tax settlement before a hostile Parliamentary committee in London.

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Free tax filing: How to e-file your 2015 tax returns for free

The IRS wants you to file your taxes online, and it's offering some nice freebies to lure you in—everything from free forms to free preparation software. Find the best deals and avoid the caveats with these tips.

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Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India after regulatory debacle

Facebook has withdrawn Free Basics from India, two days after the country's telecommunications regulator prohibited the differential pricing of data depending on the content or application that is being accessed.

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6 things you should know about Twitter's timeline change

Twitter this week will start using an algorithm that reorders how users see the tweets in their timeline. Here are six things to know about Twitter's new feature.

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SD-WAN: What it is and why you’ll use it one day

Ease of deployment, central manageability and reduced costs. Sound too good to be true? It’s SD-WAN, a software-based approach to managing your Wide Area Network. Think of SDN, but for your branch. It’s early days for this technology,...

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Twitter begins rolling out its algorithmic timeline, but it's opt-in—for now

Get a glimpse at Twitter's algorithmic future, whether you like it or not.

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Paul McCartney gives Skype some silly love songs

Skype announced a new set of animated "Mojis" Wednesday aimed at letting users express their love, with some help from Paul McCartney.

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Facebook has just 60 days to change its terms and conditions for French users

France's Directorate-General for Competition, Consumers and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) says the social network's terms of use are unfair and illegal under French law.

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10 things that keep CMOs up at night

A group of high-profile and up-and-coming CMOs share insights on their biggest digital marketing concerns in 2016, along with strategies for coping with the challenges.

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Opera gets acquisition offer from Chinese consortium that includes Qihoo

Browser company Opera Software has received an acquisition offer for about US$1.2 billion from a Chinese consortium consisting of Internet companies Beijing Kunlun Tech and Qihoo 360 Software.

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Twitter gets an assist in taking on trolls and bullies

Twitter is reaching out for help to curb abuse and harassment on its social network.

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Facebook faces restrictions in France on data transfer to US, tracking of users

The French data protection authority has ordered Facebook to stop some transfers of personal data of its users to the U.S. and to change the way it handles the data of users and non-users visiting its website.

The 10 best tech ads from Super Bowl 50

Go Daddy was benched this year, but we've got ads from Amazon, PayPal, and more.

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More ecommerce predictions for 2016

This article is the second part of my ecommerce predictions piece, providing more trends that I think we'll see this year.

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How to handle a major social media crisis

Social media horror stories can be like the car wreck you can’t take your eyes off of. Here are some tips on how to defuse an incident at your company. Or better yet, how to prevent one from happening in the first place.

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Facebook's Free Basics prohibited in India

Facebook's Free Basics service has been dealt a severe blow by India's telecommunications regulator, which ruled on Monday that telecom service providers are prohibited from charging differently for data depending on the content or...

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What the hell is the difference between ad tech and marketing tech?

Though most advertising and marketing pros won't admit it, a cloud of confusion surrounds the terms 'ad tech' and 'marketing tech.' In search of clarity, we queried a number of experts for their insights on the conundrum.

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Mozilla moves Firefox to more flexible release schedule

Mozilla said it was changing Firefox's rigid every-six-week release cadence for a looser schedule that resembles what Google has used for Chrome since 2008.

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