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Investors itching to get in on LinkedIn’s IPO

SAN FRANCISCO — Investors are clamoring to connect with the online networking service LinkedIn Corp. in the latest sign of the fervor for Internet companies that specialize in bringing together people with common interests. The demand to buy a piece ...

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Inside the First Amendment: Internet access means trouble for dictators

More than 2 billion people across the globe have Internet access and there are some 5 billion mobile-phone subscriptions, according to the 2010 Human Rights Report released this month by the U.S. Department of State. As we saw in Tunisia ...

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Level 3 to acquire Global Crossing for $2 billion

WASHINGTON — Level 3 Communications Inc. said Monday that it is buying Global Crossing Ltd. for $2 billion, joining two major long-distance telecommunications networks that carry massive amounts of Internet and other data traffic in the U.S. and internationally. Both ...

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Government lets Google buy travel software company

WASHINGTON — Government officials are letting Google Inc. proceed with its $700 million purchase of airline fare tracker ITA Software, but are imposing significant conditions on the deal. The purchase will establish the Internet search giant as a key player ...

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Tech Talk: Solar tech needs to evolve more like the Web

Ever since I worked in the National Park System in college, I’ve been a bit of a “greenie” environmentalist. To clarify, there are a couple types of environmentalists out there: There are environmental scientists, and then there are greenies — ...

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