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Whole lotta lyrics: Google starts showing lyrics for certain songs in search — Sorry, lyrics websites; but the fat lady is singing. Google has started displaying the lyrics for select songs in search, potentially cutting off much of the search traffic to the dozens of lyrics websites online.

Facebook stock hits another all-time high — Facebook is ending the year on a high note. The company's stock hit a new all-time high of $81.89 a share in midday trading Monday, an increase of about 2.5% on the day, which pushed the social networking company's market cap to nearly $230 billion.

Why Lyft is trimming its pink mustache — John Zimmer, the cofounder and president of Lyft, was sitting in a meeting this week with his new chief marketing officer and one of the company's partners looking at data about the "ride-sharing" market. It should have been a fairly routine meeting, but for some reason, Zimmer had a big smile on his face.

Uber apologizes after South African singer accuses driver of sexual harassment — Uber's bad PR streak continues. Nikki Williams, a South African singer-songwriter, tweeted on Saturday that she had reported an Uber driver for sexual harassment after he allegedly tried to "grab and kiss" Williams in her driveway. Just reported my Uber driver for sexual Harrassment. He tried to grab & kiss on me in my own driveway.

'The Interview' Twitter and Facebook accounts have been deleted — Traces of The Interview are disappearing quickly. The film's Twitter and Facebook pages have quietly been deleted as of Saturday morning, days after Sony was pressured to cancel its theatrical release following violent threats from an anonymous group of hackers that the FBI now believes to be connected to North Korea.

Reddit unveils plan to give back some of its funding to users — If you're an active Reddit user, you may just get a little "money" from the company by this time next year. After raising $50 million in funding in September, Reddit's then-CEO Yishan Wong announced that investors were willing to "give 10% of their shares back to the community."

BlackBerry misses on revenue in Q3, but still shows signs of turnaround — BlackBerry's revenue for the third quarter came in below analyst estimates, but even so, it continued to show signs of turning around the business. The phone maker reported revenue of $793 million in the three-month period ending Nov. 29.

7 tech companies that may go public in 2015 — Facebook had the blockbuster IPO of 2012. Twitter was the marquee tech public offering in 2013. And Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion this year in the world's largest public offering ever. Which tech company will be the big IPO of 2015? There's certainly no shortage of contenders.

No comment: Why news websites are ditching comment sections — Christopher Altchek first realized how difficult it is to manage a community of commenters in early 2012 when his news publication (then operating under the name PolicyMic) was linked to by The Drudge Report, the conservative news powerhouse. "We had a really robust and really high-quality commenting section and commenting community.

10 startups to watch in 2015 — This year certainly had more than its fair share of shock value, at least in the startup world. While 2015 may not be able to live up to that, there's still plenty of startup drama and excitement to look out for.
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Dec 22, 2014

@jonathanellis Slide #24: “And then another company got hacked…”

Dec 22, 2014

Slideshow idea: 27 Reasons 2014 was a terrible year

Dec 22, 2014

@mhess4 slow news day, don’t have much else to snark on

Dec 22, 2014

RT @nycjim: Big news from @mashable. We’ve hired @JPManga to be a tech reporter in our San Francisco office. Details here:…

Dec 22, 2014

Ousted American Apparel founder Dov Charney claims he only has $100,000 to his name right now…

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