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Google offers views of festive store window displays in NY City and beyond

Holiday window shopping just got a whole lot more comfortable after Google's Business View service rolled out images of festive displays at some of the world's most famous department stores, Macy's and Bloomingdale's among them.

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What browser choice? Microsoft is free again to ignore Internet Explorer rivals in Europe

Microsoft is no longer obligated to display a web browser choice screen in Internet Explorer on the old continent, as a 2009 EU ruling has just expired. What impact will this have on browser use, if any?

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Reddit plans to give out $5 million to its community

Reddit raised $50 million this year and promised to give some of that cash back to its users. Now we know a bit more about how that's going to work, thanks to an official blog posting.

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Pew: Internet privacy is a fantasy, will merely be a ‘fetish’ by 2025, according to experts

The future of online privacy is cloudy, and policymakers and technology innovators have a weighty task on their hands – one they’re likely to fumble, according to a new report from Pew about the future of Internet privacy.

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Amazon can now get some orders to you within an hour

If you really can't wait more than an hour for your Amazon order, and you just happen to live in Manhattan, you're in luck. The online retail firm has launched a one-hour delivery service there, though more cities are lined up for 2015.

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The city of South Pittsburg simply can’t stand criticism anymore, so it banned it

The city of South Pittsburg, Tennessee just banned city employees from criticizing it in social media. The punishment for violators wasn't revealed, but the new policy does not forbid the use of social media.

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Most Americans have access to 100Mbps Internet, but from just one source

59.4 percent of Americans could opt for a 100 Mbps Internet service if they wanted do, but very few can select between more than one high-speed ISP.

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Wikipedia looks back on 2014 in its first ever annual video

Wikipedia has pulled together a ton of site contributions from over the past 12 months to create a video offering a lightning look at 2014 and to celebrate all the effort that goes into building and maintaining the popular online encyclopedia.

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Mozilla hopes you’re in a giving mood, asks for in-browser Firefox charity

Despite recently signing a no doubt lucrative partnership with Yahoo, the Mozilla Foundation needs more money from Firefox fans to make the browser better.

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Christmas comes early for UK Amazon shoppers as glitch sees items sold for a penny

Imagine you're browsing stuff on Amazon and suddenly see a whole load of expensive items priced for virtually nothing. That's exactly what happened on its UK site over the weekend when a software glitch saw 1000s of products sold and shipped for a penny each.

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Google said to be testing ‘buy’ button in bid to compete with Amazon

As more and more online shoppers begin their product search on Amazon rather than search engines, Google is reportedly testing a 'buy' button with its Shopping tool as part of an effort to win them back.

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Skype releases preview version of its almost-instant language translation tool

Skype has been talking about its Skype Translator tool for some time, but now it's finally letting interested users take it for a spin. At this early stage, however, it can only handle English and Spanish, though more languages are on the way.

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Sony hackers expose even more classified data, Bond script included

The floodgates are still open, and a draft of the script for the latest 007 movie headlines the seventh stolen data dump resulting from the recent Sony hack.

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Mess with your Gmail profile mugshot in just a few simple steps with this guide

Switching up your Gmail account pic may be necessary, especially if you just got a brand new makeover. Pulling it off isn't the simplest thing to do, however. We show you what to do with this guide.

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Yahoo prompts users to “upgrade” to the new Firefox

What does your choice of browser say about you? A month after Yahoo and Mozilla signed a partnership deal, Yahoo has started plugging Firefox on some of its most high-profile sites.

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