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Jeff Bezos' big bets: From Washington Post to candle holders

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' personal acquisition of The Washington Post on Monday represents his largest yet. Find out what else he's invested in.

By August 5, 2013


Selective ad blocking lets you support your favorite sites

Help the sites you frequent stay in business by adding them to AdBlock Plus's whitelist, which restricts the obtrusiveness of the ads that open on the page.

By July 11, 2013


Social media as breaking-news feed: Worse information, faster

commentary The unfolding of breaking news on social media can create a dangerous well of misinformation, witch-hunting, and egomaniacal info-spewing. Time for some ground rules for the Internet.

By April 19, 2013


Google holds on to social media accounts in Frommer's deal

The pages that were formerly known as, say, FrommersTravel, are now being labeled as ZagatTravel.

By April 10, 2013


5 social media lessons from Roger Ebert, @EbertChicago

Roger Ebert, who died last week at 70, wasn't only a successful film critic. He was also a successful user of social media. We can all still learn from him.

By April 7, 2013


Google bringing ebooks based on Android game Ingress

Google's augmented reality game Ingress is about to become even more augmented, with a series of novels based on characters and stories from the game's lore.

By March 18, 2013


Amazon debuts new literary fiction imprint

The giant Web retailer adds Little A, its seventh imprint, to its roster. Upcoming titles include a book by actor James Franco.

By March 15, 2013


Notes on Steve Jobs shelved in e-books antitrust case

The notes and related testimony from Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson will not be in play in the DOJ's antitrust case against Apple.

By March 5, 2013


When will Aussies get to watch 'House of Cards'?

The Netflix-produced show has received rave reviews, but when will Australians be able to legally watch House of Cards?

By February 10, 2013


Google settles copyright dispute with Belgium newspapers

Publishers had objected to the search giant's use of headlines and snippets of Belgian newspaper articles in its Google News aggregation service

By December 13, 2012