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Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams’ daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called “cruel and unnecessary” messages sent to her following her father’s death. Zelda Williams, 25, wrote that […]

08/13/2014

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Other Social Media back Facebook in NYC Dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users’ postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and […]

08/11/2014

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Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tumblr is where the Internet’s cool kids hang out. That’s why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year’s most buzzed-about deals. Now, Tumblr is […]

12/03/2013

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Yahoo vows to encrypt all its users’ personal data

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users’ online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company’s data centers around the […]

11/18/2013

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Yahoo passed Google in US Web visitors in July

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo’s websites than Google’s in July, according to data from research firm comScore Inc. ComScore said Wednesday that Yahoo […]

08/22/2013

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Yahoo buys social Web browser maker Rockmelt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt, a Silicon Valley startup that built a Web browser tied to Facebook’s social network. Terms of the deal announced Friday weren’t disclosed. It’s the 20th acquisition that […]

08/02/2013

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Yahoo takes big leap with $1.1B deal for Tumblr

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times. The deal announced Monday represents […]

05/20/2013

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School stumped by mail addressed to Indiana Jones

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Chicago officials are puzzled by a mystery piece of mail seemingly linked to the Indiana Jones movie series.

12/16/2012

PR nightmare for Progressive Insurance (audio)

The viral blog post, “My sister paid Progressive Insurance to defend her killer in court,” has caused a massive, negative social media campaign against the company via Twitter. Posts with the words “horrific, despicable, and […]

08/16/2012

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