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Bethany Mota: The blogger, who makes fashion videos from her California bedroom, has a Hollywood talent agency and lawyer, plus two publicists. photograph: taylor hill/filmmagic

A few months ago, CBS Films wanted Bethany Mota, an 18-year-old video blogger, to make a cameo appearance in the movie The Duff and tell her 7.2 milli(...)

Jonah Paretti, left, founder and chief executive of BuzzFeed with Ben Smith, editor in chief, at offices in New York, last week. The website BuzzFeed plans to use a new $50 million investment to, among other things, introduce new content sections, create an in-house incubator for new technology and potential acquisitions, and put far more resources toward BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Here are three insights about BuzzFeed, the viral content startup: 1. BuzzFeed is a web traffic sensation that draws 150 million average monthly view(...)

Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo, who has called mobile a key part of her turnaround effort, has stepped up dealmaking as she looks to jump start growth at the web portal. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

Yahoo is adding to its mobile lineup with the acquisition of analytics company Flurry. It is paying more than $300 million for the San Francisco-based(...)

The office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is under-resourced and lacking the power needed to deal with increasingly complex issues aroun(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon  in New York City. The Dow fell more than 160 points by the end of trading as technology stocks slipped. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Stock market investors have just taken a $275bn bite out of the world’s largest publicly traded internet companies. The 14 companies, wor(...)

Seven per cent motorists have admitted to taking “selfie” photographs while behind the wheel of their car, according to a new survey from UK in(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook

There’s a funny YouTube sketch by Dublin’s Pork Street comedy troupe called “There’s Too Many Apps For That”, in which comics Jim Elliot and D(...)

Five days of talks sealed the  WhatsApp deal fro mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Patrick Pleul/EPA

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest deal shows how high he’ll go, and how fast he’ll move, to keep Facebook growing by buying out the competition. (...)

5th and 6th-year students in Drimnagh Castle who are involved in an anti-cyberbullying campaign, Let’s Kick it Out. Pictured from left: Eoin Byrne, Emmet Farrell, Thomas Maguire and Shaun McDonnell. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Teenagers’ lives now are akin to those of celebrities – they never know when they might be photographed and where those photos might appear.That’s an (...)

At a certain point, everybody who writes about technology has to attempt to capture a developing trend in a pithy phrase and hope that it enters in(...)

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