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Twitter acquires Madbits for 'deep learning' skills

The microblogging platform snaps up Madbits, a startup focused on computer vision and dynamic search technology.

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Amazon offers Prime members video credit for slower shipping

In return for free, "no-rush" shipping, Prime users can score a $1 toward an Amazon Instant video.

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Google seeks public opinion on 'right to be forgotten'

The search giant wants people to chime in on a European ruling requiring it to remove search result links in response to individual requests. Will it help the debate?

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Amazon vows $2 billion more for India operations

The news comes a day after India-based e-commerce rival Flipkart unveiled a new $1 billion funding round.

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Twitter: Our growth is no fluke. Really

The social network points to data about interactions from TV, other websites and the World Cup as signs that it has plenty of room to grow.

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Why Wall Street hasn't lost faith in Amazon

Amazon had a troubling loss last quarter and it predicts rougher waters ahead. So why aren't investors more concerned? Because CEO Jeff Bezos is at the helm.

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Commonwealth Games bring Royal photo-bombing to Twitter

Who is that in that background of those photos? Oh, no big deal, it's just the queen of England, the duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and Prince William.

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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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