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IPO Investors Look Beyond Line’s Cuddly Bears, Flatulent Bunnies

By Thomas Wilson and Emi Emoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Emojis of a cuddly brown bear and his flatulent rabbit girlfriend Cony are met with investor scepticism as the company behind

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Gawker Privacy Lawsuit Evolves Into Battle of Tech Billionaires

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Billionaire media owner Pierre Omidyar is backing news and entertainment web site Gawker Media in its lawsuit against wrestler Hulk Hogan, adding a

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Facebook Expands Ads on Third-Party Apps, Websites to Beyond Users

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said its customers’ ads would now be visible on third-party apps and websites to everyone who has ever visited its website, and not just to users

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The Mover Kit: A Wearable Kids Make & Code Themselves

(EE TIMES) – In addition to being an ideal toy to get kids up and moving and doing “stuff,” it’s also a wearable that’s designed to take full advantage of

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Facebook Changes Policies on ‘Trending Topics’ After Criticism

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc <FB.O> said on Monday that it had changed some of the procedures for its “Trending Topics” section after a news report

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Russia’s FindFace Face-Recognition App Is a Privacy Nightmare

(WIRED) – THESE LAST FEW months have presented some complicated security stories, and this week we took steps to untangle them. We looked at the many, many ways in which

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Microsoft to Crack Down on Content Promoting Extremist Acts

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With the world growing more concerned about attacks by militant groups on civilians, Microsoft Corp on Friday outlined new policies to crack down

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LinkedIn Invalidates Millions of Potentially Compromised Passwords

(Reuters) – A 2012 LinkedIn data theft may have affected far more users than originally thought, the professional networking site said on Wednesday. LinkedIn said in a statement that it

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Android’s ‘N-Word’ Poll Sparks Online Jeers

By Amy Tennery (Reuters) – Google’s <GOOGL.O> Android ran afoul of social media users on Wednesday after encouraging people to nominate a word starting with the letter “N” for the

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