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Facebook Lets Users Squirrel Items Away

Facebook on Monday began letting people squirrel away online tidbits such as links to chew on more thoroughly later.

"Now you can save items that you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time," software engineer Daniel Giambalvo said in a blog post on the leading social network.

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Yahoo Builds Mobile Muscle with Flurry Buy

Yahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications.

Yahoo did not disclose how much it paid for San Francisco-based Flurry, but online reports valued the deal in the hundreds of millions of dollars for the startup founded in 2005.

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Accused Android App Pirates Face Criminal Charges

U.S. prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices.

Criminal charges were leveled at leading members of "piracy groups" SnappzMarket, Appbucket, and  Applanet, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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China Internet Population Reaches 632 Million

China is now home to 632 million Internet users, a government agency said Monday, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.

The Asian giant's Internet population -- defined as those who have gone online at least once in the past six months -- has increased by 14 million since January, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

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Seoul Plans to Flag down Uber Taxi App

South Korea's capital Seoul said Monday it planned to ban the smartphone car-hailing service Uber, saying it raised passenger safety issues and threatened the livelihood of licensed taxi drivers.

The Uber app which allows clients to connect directly with "black car" services was launched in Seoul in August last year.

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Amazon Launches Unlimited e-Book Subscription Plan

U.S. online giant Amazon unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan Friday for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing.

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Single-Message App 'Yo' is What's Up with Investors

A messaging app that allows users to send the word "Yo" to friends has discovered newfound fame and fortune.

San Francisco-based startup Yo, which got its start in Tel Aviv and moved to California after becoming a hit in Israel, boasted new backers on Friday as reports estimated its value as high as $10 million.

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After Hybrid Success, Toyota Gambles on Fuel Cell

Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles, Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, an even cleaner technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction when oxygen in the air combines with hydrogen stored as fuel.

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Microsoft to Shutter Xbox Television Show Studio

Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that its studio devoted to original television programs for Xbox consoles will be shuttered as part a massive overhaul of the workforce.

Projects started by Xbox Entertainment Studios will be completed, but the unit launched as part of a push to expand the consoles beyond gaming will be shuttered in coming months, the U.S. technology titan told AFP.

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Facebook Testing On-Screen Button for Buying

Facebook said Thursday it was testing a feature that lets users of the leading social network make purchases by simply pressing an on-screen "Buy" button.

The test was limited to a few small- or medium-sized businesses in the United States.

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