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  • Portrait of Google's senior vice president of social Vic Gundotra, left, and vice president of product, Bradley Horowitz, who are leading the Google+ project. (Dai Sugano/Mercury News) July 2011

    Google+ changes: Splitting of services, plus new boss

    Google+ appears to be breaking into pieces. The social networking service is getting its second new chief in about a year, VP of product management Bradley Horowitz, who said in a […]

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  • Quoted: Are Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook freeloaders?

    Quoted: Are Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook freeloaders?

    “Mark Zuckerberg is like the guy who comes to your party and drinks your champagne, and kisses your girls, and doesn’t bring anything.” — Denis O’Brien, chairman of Digicel Group, […]

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  • FCC approves strong net neutrality rules

    FCC approves strong net neutrality rules

    The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved new net neutrality rules.

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  • YouTube reportedly not profitable

    YouTube reportedly not profitable

    YouTube is a big revenue generator, but isn’t pulling in much, if any, profit, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The online video firm, owned by Mountain […]

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  • The Twitter icon on an iPhone in October 2013. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

    Twitter CEO on keeping Twitter civil

    In an interview with the New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo, Dick Costolo, Twitter’s CEO, described the fine line the company has to walk when it comes to dealing with online abuse. […]

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  • FCC net neutrality vote: Victory dance could be brief

    FCC net neutrality vote: Victory dance could be brief

    The FCC’s net neutrality vote is coming up Thursday — have the Republicans really “conceded” to President Obama’s backing of the agency’s proposal, as the New York Times wrote? That would […]

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  • Google’s Blogger banning sexually explicit content

    Google’s Blogger banning sexually explicit content

    Cover up or shut up: In a policy turnaround, Google is banning sexually explicit images and videos on its blogging platform, Blogger. If bloggers don’t clean up their blogs before March […]

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  • Quoted: Yahoo exec vs. NSA on ‘backdoors’

    Quoted: Yahoo exec vs. NSA on ‘backdoors’

    “If we’re going to build defects, backdoors or golden master keys for the U.S. government, do you believe we should do so… for the Chinese government, the Russian government, the […]

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  • Quoted: on NSA, GCHQ hacking into SIM cards to spy on phones

    Quoted: on NSA, GCHQ hacking into SIM cards to spy on phones

    “(We) believe we have their entire network.” — from a slide by the GCHQ, the British spying agency, referring to its successful hacking into Gemalto’s internal networks. The Intercept reports that […]

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  • Pandora letting musicians speak, not just sing, to listeners

    Pandora letting musicians speak, not just sing, to listeners

    Not just music to your ears: Pandora is testing letting artists speak directly to their fans. There’s a complicated relationship between musicians and streaming services. Companies such as Pandora and Spotify are […]

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