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Beauty startup Birchbox lands $60M in funding

Birchbox plans to use the funds gain ground in the beauty industry and expand the reach of its sample-filled boxes.

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Why the Aereo case over TV’s future is too tough to call

Curious if the Supreme Court will let Aereo live or die? So are copyright experts at the country’s top law schools, especially with the future of TV and digital copyright on the line.

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Inside the tech aiming Aereo through TV's legal hoops

Aereo wants to give you broadcast TV on the Web. But it needed thousands of mini antennas, high-octane transcoding, and lots of air conditioners to build a system it hopes can pass legal scrutiny.

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Facebook reportedly tinkering with its own mobile ad network

The social network is getting ready to launch a mobile ad platform that will allow it to better challenge Google's AdMob, Recode reports.

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Two anonymous Twitter accounts blocked in Turkey

Accounts linked to the spread of government corruption allegations appeared blocked less than a week after the social network agreed to shutter some accounts.

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Online petition to deport Justin Bieber fails

Despite garnering 100,000 signatures, the petition to ask the White House to remove the Canadian heartthrob from the US gets a very political reply.

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SF: Airbnb, Craigslist rentals need to 'play by the rules' (Q&A)

The hometown of these peer-to-peer networks is cracking down on short-term rentals. CNET talks to the San Francisco lawmaker who's leading the charge.

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What's hot? Google Trends now tells your inbox

Google Trends adds email subscriptions so that you can stay on top of changing search patterns and topics. Does it signal the end of Google Alerts?

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Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when

With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.

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How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.

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Music service Songza goes Mad

Music streaming application Songza has created Mad Men-inspired playlists to coincide with the show's final season.

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Facebook Paper now with more Facebook

People who use the Paper iPhone app browse an average of 80 stories each day, but they told Facebook that they were missing essential daily information.

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