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Google+ accounts no longer needed for new Gmail users

People signing up for Gmail can now say "no thanks" to Google's social network -- one of many moves the search giant has made in the past few months regarding Google+.

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Search engine DuckDuckGo blocked in China

The privacy-focused website is no longer available to users in mainland China, though its CEO isn't exactly sure why.

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Alibaba becomes world's largest IPO after additional share sale

The company's IPO hit a record $25 billion after it initially touched $21.8 billion. The jump was due to underwriters exercising an option to sell another 48 million shares.

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Yahoo snaps up Indian startup Bookpad for cloud editing

Bookpad allows developers to integrate popular file and image formats into their platforms for editing online.

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Kickstarter clarifies creator accountability

A hefty overhaul of Kickstarter's Terms of Use clarifies creator obligations and potential consequences for not fulfilling their end of the deal.

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Alibaba's Jack Ma willing to work with Amazon

Following the Chinese company's historic IPO, the co-founder talks about his ambitious with his US e-commerce rival.

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HANGZHOU, CHINA - OCTOBER 17:  (CHINA OUT) Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Ma Yun speaks during a press conference on October 17, 2011 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Provinceo of China. China's leading online retail platform Taobao Mall announced that it will postpone raising its annual service fees and a 1.8 billion yuan ($282.2 million) investment plan to aid the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

Alibaba's blockbuster IPO: Why you should care about the Chinese giant

CNET breaks down Alibaba's sprawling e-commerce empire and explains why everyone's been talking about the Chinese company's initial public offering.

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Workers renovate a building at the Alibaba head office in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province on September 15, 2014.

Alibaba shares make their debut at $92.70

The Chinese company's record-breaking initial public offering is paying off with a splashy opening on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Get a $15 iTunes gift card for $10

It's a no-brainer. If you routinely buy stuff from iTunes, here's a little extra bang for your 10 bucks. Plus: two bonus deals!

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Twitpic acquired by mystery buyer, will stay in business

Just a week before its planned closure after a trademark battle with Twitter, the image-sharing service has been saved. But it's not sharing the details yet.

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FILE PHOTO: Jack Ma, chairman and then-chief executive officer of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., laughs at a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. Alibaba, which rode China's emergence as an economic superpower over the last 15 years to become a massive online marketplace for everything from forks to forklifts, filed today for what could become the largest U.S. initial public offering ever. Photographer: Daniel J. Groshong/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Chinese e-tailer Alibaba prices IPO at $68, raising $21.8B

In the largest initial public offering in US history, Alibaba raises funds to fuel its global ambitions.

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News Corp. lashes out at Google in EU antitrust case

In sharply written letter opposing settlement offer in EU case against Google, News Corp. exec says Google is stifling competition and exploiting its dominant market position.

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