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The Street: In a survey of companies, 19% of respondents said they had sourced new hires through Facebook. But in another, 1/3 of companies said they'd disqualified job candidates because of social media.
NEW YORK (AP) - Myspace still exists?
NEW YORK (AP) - Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
The Street: Apple just gave you a new way to extend your phone's battery life. The tech giant unveiled a new external battery case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s this week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.
The internet may be home to anything you need, but if you really want to find some quirky stuff, look no further than those "As Seen on TV" commercials. The List's Teresa Strasser found four that you have to see to believe.
Advertisers can reach more relevant viewers with hyper-local ads synced to individual user's data. Taking it one step further, an overlay ad displayed over the lower third of a video ad can offer a real-time couponing opportunity that results in an immediate transaction for advertisers.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to data released Thursday by the New York Civil Liberties Union.
NEW YORK (AP) - Myspace still exists?
The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged the last armed occupiers to surrender.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently.
NEW YORK (AP) - Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.
LONDON (AP) - A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's head of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes.
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has created a virtual reality (VR) computing division and said Clay Bavor, the executive running its product management...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley.