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Looking for a better airline seat? There's a site for that

If you fly, chances are you have a story to tell about an uncomfortable airline seat. Vicki Morwitz does. Hers involves a long-haul plane trip, a minuscule economy-class enclosure and a circuitous routing that deposited her at her destination feeling exhausted and irritated.


New website part of push for uninsured to get coverage

Kathleen Sebelius

A new federal website will help the uninsured learn how to buy health care insurance.


Feds seize 150 websites in counterfeit crackdown

Federal authorities have shut down 150 websites accused of selling knock-off or pirated merchandise to unsuspecting online bargain hunters. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton and Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer announced the results of the ICE and FBI three-month investigation on "Cyber Monday," the day that for many shoppers kicks off the online holiday shopping season. Is Testing Redesign Is Testing Redesign is testing a major redesign of its website, an overhaul that could refashion the way people shop on the world's largest online retailer.


The Daily Dot Is A Local Newspaper For The Social Web

Are social sites like Reddit, Tumblr and YouTube communities that are just as worthy of news coverage as local towns? If so what would a community newspaper covering these disparate and little-understood groups of people look like? A new news site, the Daily Dot, attempts to answer that question.


Hackers Hit S.F. Police Website, Post Personal Info

Hackers launched another online attack Wednesday against a California transit agency that found itself in the middle of a debate about free speech after it turned off cellphone service in its stations last week to thwart a potential protest.


Spotify has 1.4 million U.S. customers

Spotify has 1.4 million U.S. customers

Spotify, the European transplant that made a big debut splash in the United States last month, has reportedly hit 1.4 million U.S. customers in just under a month. Citing a “source familiar with the company’s operations, All Things Digital’s Peter Kafka reported the numbers, along with the tidbit that the site reportedly has 175,000 paying customers since its July 14 debut.


Taliban say Mullah Omar death report false, phone hacked

Taliban say Mullah Omar death report false, phone hacked

Two Taliban spokesmen said their mobile phones, emails and a website had been hacked and messages issued on Wednesday falsely reporting the death of the movement's supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.


Yahoo Acquires IntoNow For TV Check-ins

Yahoo has acquired start-up IntoNow, a service that enables people to “check-in” to content while watching it on their televisions.


WikiLeaks rival plans Monday launch

WikiLeaks rival plans Monday launch

Arguing that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has "weakened the organization," a newly organized rival to the website known for leaking official secrets says it will launch Monday.


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