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News aggregator Ongo to shut down

Online news service Ongo, which launched last year as a paid "aggregator" for various newspapers, said Tuesday it would close down by the end of the month.

May 08, 2012
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'Homeless Hotspot' stunt stirs debate at SXSW

(AP) -- A charitable marketing program that paid homeless people to carry Wi-Fi signals at South By Southwest has drawn widespread debate at the annual Austin conference and around the country.

Mar 13, 2012
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US to reject Canada pipeline: reports

The United States will Wednesday reject the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a politically charged project that is bitterly opposed by environmentalists, news reports said.

Jan 18, 2012
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Internet pioneers oppose US online piracy bills

The founders of Craigslist, eBay, Google, Twitter, Yahoo! and other Internet giants expressed concern to the US Congress on Wednesday over legislation intended to crack down on online piracy.

Dec 14, 2011
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CNN buys iPad news reader Zite

US cable television network CNN announced Tuesday that it has bought Zite, a Canadian company that makes a personalized news reader for the iPad.

Aug 30, 2011
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Facebook names Netflix CEO to board

Facebook announced Thursday that it has named Reed Hastings, chairman and chief executive of US video giant Netflix, to the social network's board of directors.

Jun 23, 2011
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