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How Google made Rap Genius vanish

Hot lyrics startup Rap Genius has a powerful enemy: Google. The search engine banned Rap Genius for sketchy SEO practices, royally destroying Rap Genius' search ranking in one fell Google-y swoop.
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Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey joins Disney’s board to help with digital strategy

Twitter chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has joined the board of media giant Disney, it was announced Monday. The co-founder of the microblogging site is set to advise Disney on its digital strategy.
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How to make a Facebook page

There may be more than 50 million Facebook pages already in existence, but trust us, there's always room for one more. Here is our guide on how to make a Facebook page so you can start racking up a devoted following for your band, brand or…
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Reddit user gets a special secret santa: Bill Gates

One Reddit user was surprised to discover that her secret santa was Bill Gates. Gates picked out a remarkably thoughtful gift and now I want to join this gift exchange. Good job, Bill Gates. Good job, Reddit. Merry Christmas, everyone!
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Rand Paul uses Twitter to celebrate Festivus

Rand Paul used Twitter to celebrate Festivus, the fictional winter holiday invented by Seinfeld. Paul performed an "airing of grievances" aimed at Congress, the Federal Reserve, and everyone who makes fun of his dorky turtlenecks.
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How to make a logo

The swoosh, the Best Buy tag, the Golden Arches. A good logo speaks volumes of a company, brand or idea in ways words never could. Here's our guide on how to make a logo so you can avoid the professional costs and hone your inner creativity…
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Twitter expands emergency alerts with push notifications sent to mobile app

Twitter made changes to its new Alerts program, making it easier for mobile users to receive critical information while adding Brazil and Australia to the program. Users can now easily subscribe to participating organizations' alerts.
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Reddit 101: A beginner’s guide to the front page of the internet

Chance are you've heard of Reddit, and maybe you've skimmed it a few times. Here's a guide to getting the most out of what the "front page of the Internet" has to offer.
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Flickr modernizes photo and video Web embeds, finally gets with the times

Continuing its improvements to become more social again, Yahoo has updated its Web embed feature with more dynamic coding. Instead of static photos, photos now display usernames and titles, and users can browse through sets.
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Book about Twitter’s early days being turned into a movie, coming to a TV screen near you

Lionsgate is turning tech journalist Nick Bilton's book "Hatching Twitter" into a TV movie, giving the Twitter founders' feud-fueled origin story a Hollywood treatment. Bilton recounted how the founders turned a failing podcasting company…
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Vine users will get vanity URLs starting on December 20

Ideal for anyone that loves uploading short videos to the Vine service, Twitter will be launching support for Vine vanity URLs starting on Friday for verified users and the following Monday for everyone else.
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Nielsen research finds that when it comes to mobile, Instagram beats Twitter

Instagram has more active monthly users than Twitter on mobile apps, according to research by Nielsen. Will these two social platforms come into even closer competition in 2014? As both test new features and try to snag advertiser…