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Tech news from around the web:

  • Google has announced a new extension to its Chrome web browser that will allow users to block ‘content farms’ – sites with little or low-quality content – from their web searches.  The extension also sends information on the blocked site back to Google, which will then use the feedback in its search rankings.

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The FT’s Lex column examines the plight of one of China’s internet market leaders:

Investors generally know better than to expect a coherent long-term strategy from executives in the internet business. But when a $7bn company tears up its entire business model within a year of going public, it can be accused of pushing its luck. Read more