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Facebook Gifts is laid to rest

The social network scraps its gift-giving service, saying it wants to focus on helping businesses and developers boost their sales via the site.

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Netflix strikes streaming-traffic deal with AT&T too

In an effort to decrease buffering and increase streaming speeds, the video service signs a deal with the Internet service provider to get a direct connection to broadband customers.

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OKCupid plays with our hearts without worry

The dating site conducted an experiment that falsified compatibility matches without telling users. When the results were published, OKCupid's co-founder said only two users complained. CNET's Bridget Carey explains the test and why it matters.

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Twitter's users and usage grow, investors cheer

Twitter reports revenue and profit above analyst expectations, but the company also shows that more people were on the social network and using it longer.

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Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative

The peer-to-peer home rental service works with hosts in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., to provide emergency housing.

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Sky looks to the next generation of TV, backs Oculus Rift startup

A major British broadcaster has invested in a Silicon Valley virtual reality startup developing the next generation of entertainment.

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Get a lifetime subscription to Followup.cc for $25

Normally $48 for just one year, this incredibly handy service adds snooze capabilities to your inbox.

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Piracy police hijack ads on copyright-infringing websites

British police have come up with a new way of cutting off funding to websites that illegally share music and movies.

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LinkedIn revamps its mobile app with a new profile look

The social network for professionals aims to prep you for a meeting even if you're five minutes late.

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Mozilla names Chris Beard permanent CEO

The acting CEO, hired back to Mozilla in April after a two-week crisis left the Firefox developer without a leader, will have a full slate of management and technology issues to handle.

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Zillow to acquire Trulia for $3.5B in stock

If approved, the online real estate brands will live on separately but offer combined home listings for prospective buyers.

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Want those exact shoes? Ask Zappos' new personal assistant

The online retailer known for its fanatical customer service tests digital assistant that helps you track down any fashion item -- even if the company doesn't sell it.

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