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Instagram Seen Adding 10 Million Users In Past 10 Days

Days after it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, reports have emerged that Instagram now has more than 40 million users in its photo-sharing community. The gain, which was derived from the service's API, represents a 10 million spike in Instagram's users in the past 10 days, according to Venture Beat.
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Hearing In Megaupload Case To Determine Fate Of Users' Data

The implications could be great for companies hoping consumers will trust them to store their files.
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An Online Shopping Passion Keeps Them Clicking

From mattresses to cars to handbags, there's almost nothing Anne Houseman wouldn't buy on the Web — and she's not the only one. According to one estimate, last year, 7 percent of overall U.S. retail sales were logged online, and that number is only expected to go up.
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A "Do Not Track" Option for Internet Users

Federal regulators consider requiring a "do not track" option on web browsers ...

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The DOJ E-Book Lawsuit: Is It 1934 All Over Again?

The Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers for e-book price fixing sent shivers through the industry — but Jason Boog says this fraught relationship between American publishers, retailers and the DOJ goes back to the Great Depression.
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Your (Virtual) Future Self Wants You To Save Up

Experts say one of the biggest barriers to saving for retirement is psychological: It can be hard to save when retirement feels so far away. Now, new research has found a way around that barrier with technology that lets you "meet" a digital version of the person you're saving for — your retired self.

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