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Eerie streets of abandoned Fukushima town revealed in Google Maps

The earthquake and tsunami that demolished northeastern Japan in 2011 left many thousands of its survivors cut off from their homes. But displaced residents of Namie-machi, a small town on the eastern coast of the Pacific that's still in an exclusion zone, can now at least get a present-day glimpse of their neighborhood, thanks to Google.

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YouTube joins Facebook in the 1 billion users club

The video-sharing service can thank Generation C for pushing it past the billion-user milestone. That's the generation of Americans, age 18 to 34, who watch YouTube on multiple devices and enjoys video creation and sharing.

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After Reader, which Google services will be next to fall?

Even if you won't miss Google Reader, its untimely demise should leave you worried about the future of other Google products.

Collecting live music in the digital age

Instead of tape trading and snail mail, live-music collecting is all about BitTorrent and lossless audio these days.

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Vimeo launches pay-to-watch video service

Vimeo On Demand lets video producers charge viewers for watching movies online, with the creators setting their price and keeping most of the profits.

Hands on with Facebook's new News Feed

Mark Sullivan went to Facebook and got a glimpse at the service's new News Feed. Here's a hands-on look.

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Answer Line: How to add to your music collection for free

Janisum asked the Music & Video Software forum about acquiring songs for an iPod without spending money.

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NBC.com hacked to serve up banking malware

NBC said it was working to clear up the issues, which also affected some of its other websites.

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BitTorrent targets creative pros with new file-delivery service

BitTorrent launches SoShare, a beta file-sending project, as part of its creative incubator for its new products.

YesVideo iOS app makes old home movies new again

New app lets you view VHS tapes, slides, and even old film reels on your iPhone and iPad.

Flickr bug makes users' private photos public

Flickr users are livid over a recent bug causing their private photos to be made public.

PayPal offers details on streamlined website redesign

A new internal redesign of PayPal offers a cleaner look.

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You can now view Instagram photo feeds online

Instagram users are now able to scroll their friends’ photos online after the company added the previously app-only feature to its website.

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Government data requests to Google continue to rise

Governments continue to ask Google for more data about its users, with more than two-thirds of requests in the U.S. made through a subpoena, which usually doesn't require asking a judge for a search warrant.

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Net neutrality bill looms if court voids FCC order

If a federal appeals court later this year strikes down the Federal Communications Commission's open Internet rules, lawmakers will again press for legislation to codify the principle of net neutrality, a prominent House Democrat said on Tuesday.

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