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KakaoTalk tries to rebuild image after privacy flap

The Korean messaging app promises to reduce how long messages are stored and to add end-to-end encryption in an effort to appease worried users.

By October 15, 2014

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Facebook closes $19B deal for WhatsApp

The closing of the deal follows last week's regulatory approval from the European Commission.

By October 6, 2014

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Facebook's WhatsApp deal gets regulatory OK in Europe

With FTC approval granted in April, the approval in Europe means the deal should finally wrap up soon.

By October 4, 2014

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How to keep in touch with people while traveling

Staying in touch doesn't have to be a chore. Here's how to keep people notified when you're on vacation, without the hassle.

By August 25, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Starved for tech talent and yet nobody to hire?

As the H-1B debate continues, the tech industry faces an odd contradiction: a skills shortage along with an applicant surplus.

By August 21, 2014

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What's up, WhatsApp? Facebook's $19B baby hit by outage

It's happened before, apparently, but the timing of this outage is notable, following as it does on Facebook's staggering-sum purchase of the messaging app.

By February 22, 2014

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Cowboys star watches son's birth on iPhone

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr can't get to the hospital in time to see his son's birth. He does have an iPhone, however. And, well, someone had one in the delivery room. So FaceTime revealed birth time.

By August 10, 2013

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The 404 1,295: Where we telegraph it in (podcast)

The Internet claims another victim today as Google closes Reader, Yahoo will stop supporting Alta Vista sites, and India will no longer allow the delivery of telegraphs. This and more on today's 404 episode!

By July 1, 2013

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FCC again balks on telephone network shutdown

commentary The remaining wireline carriers want to speed up the transition to native IP networks, an investment that has the added bonus of ending the digital divide once and for all. So why won't the FCC let them do it?

By May 14, 2013

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Twitter puts real humans into its search algorithm...and profits

In a dense engineering post, Twitter explains how it uses "crowdsourced" human evaluators to make sense of ephemeral hashtags and other search terms. And who benefits? Why, Twitter's advertisers, of course.

By January 8, 2013