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Court: Facebook Likes Are Protected Speech

According to a ruling on Tuesday, anything you Like on Facebook can't and won't be used against you -- in a court of law or anywhere else.
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Angry Business Owner Wages War on 'Troll'

Kevin O'Connor, who co-founded ad tech company Doubleclick, is publicly battling a patent troll who is demanding $50,000.
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Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
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LivingSocial Quadruples Inventory, Moves Away From Daily Deals

As customers tire of flash sales and daily deals, LivingSocial hopes that merchants will appreciate its new extended-length promotions.
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Music Service Rdio Will Launch Free Version to Compete With Spotify

Three-year-old startup Rdio is partnering with a terrestrial radio station operator to gain new content and grow its audience.
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6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Celebrate all things entrepreneurial at Denver Startup Week, the Be Great Fest promotes LA startup ecosystem, practice your public speaking at Impact Hub, unleash your social media super-powers at the Social Media Strategies Summit . . . This week's notable news and startup events.
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Google It! Anatomy of a Tech Giant (Infographic)

The innovative tech giant turns 16 today. This graphic breaks down some of the company's important stats and milestones.
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Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines

A new wave of ecommerce startups is getting traction in the marketplace by marrying high-quality editorial with online shops boasting fast delivery, excellent customer service and lust-worthy products.
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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Music group Arcade Fire embraces new web technology for latest video, Japan looks to women to save its startup economy, the story behind iPhone's fingerprint technology. . . This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits.
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Twitter Files for IPO

Twitter has filed to go public, though potential investors will have to wait a bit to get a sense of its financials.
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3 Quirky, Innovative Startups From TechCrunch Disrupt

We look at a trio of hot tech niche startups that stirred up some buzz at the big tech event in San Francisco this week.
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Marissa Mayer, Traitor?

Recent comments from Yahoo's CEO suggest U.S. technology companies can be charged with the high crime of treason if they meddle in the government's attempt to collect private data on citizens.
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Done Deal: A Look at the Long, Contentious Road to Buying Dell Inc.

In this interactive timeline, we look back at how founder Michael Dell's proposal to acquire the company and take it private played out.
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How to Turn Customers Into Data Junkies Who Can't Get Enough of Your Brand

Using data to give customers insight on how they're living their lives can help build a loyal following for your brand. Here's how.
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New York Times to Invest in Startups Through Its Own Incubator

The New York Times Co. plans to invest in early-stage media startups through its incubator, timeSpace, which recently graduated its inaugural class. Here's a look at what each of its three startups are up to.
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