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PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890M

PayPal is acquiring Xoom, an international money transfer service, in a deal that lets PayPal break into a new market worth an estimated $600 billion a year, the companies said.

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Microsoft slashes at Bing Maps and Advertising (is Lumia next?)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wields scalpel in strategic sacrificial sales: Advertising to AOL and Maps to Uber. But what of the loss-making Lumia smartphone business?

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Uber grabs mapping tech, employees from Microsoft

Uber is adding to its mapping smarts by acquiring technology used by Microsoft's Bing Maps, and has hired roughly 100 Microsoft employees who work on image collection and data analysis.

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Malwarebytes offers pirates amnesty, free license keys for premium MBAM product

If you used a keygen or crack to activate a license for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware premium product protection, then hurry up and jump on Malwarebytes Amnesty program to get a legit key for MBAM premium as it's only being offered for a...

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Is facial recognition a threat on Facebook and Google?

Photo recognition is so good on Facebook and Google that they don't even need to see your face to ID you. Now what?

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Introducing Mob programming: The best team technique you've (probably) never heard of

Adopting a mob mentality may give your development team a productivity boost and improve software quality to boot. The reason, proponents say, is that working as a team allows for faster feedback loops and avoids problems associated...

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Why you should try the Microsoft Sway presentation app right now

This is a good example of a multiplatform app that just works.

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Yahoo spruces up mobile search with related content

Yahoo is updating its search service on mobile devices, taking a leaf out of Google's book and highlighting content such as images, videos and reviews ahead of regular search results.

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Why the Gmail ‘Undo Send’ feature spent six years in beta hell

Google kept Undo Send in beta for way too long. Here's why.

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Gmail now lets users retrieve career-ending rants

Google has added an "undo send" option to Gmail from a browser, letting users retrieve messages they wish they'd never sent.

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Supreme Court rejects Google request in Street View patent case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined a request by Google to hear a patent case involving the company's Street View service, leaving the company to defend the infringement claims in lower courts. The high court's decision to deny...

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Microsoft, Google and Mozilla team up to build a faster Web

Web apps and pages may soon get a speed boost to rival the performance of native desktop and mobile applications, thanks to a new standards initiative from Microsoft, Google and Mozilla. The work, WebAssembly, provides a way to...

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Spotify gets ready to battle Apple Music with fresh pile of cash

Spotify isn't going to let Apple walk all over it and has secured a new investment round to defend its position in the increasingly competitive streaming music sector.

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Apple Music faces antitrust investigation in New York, Connecticut

Attorneys general in New York and Connecticut have launched an investigation into the music streaming industry, apparently with a focus on whether the recently unveiled Apple Music has broken antitrust rules.

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Adobe fixes Flash Player flaws

The company also released updates for the AIR runtime on Windows, Mac and Android.

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How you might get food delivered through Pinterest

Pinterest's platform could let third-party apps integrate delivery services into its site.

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Why you want Google Photos

Google Photos is a powerful photo editing, cloud storage and search service. It solves all the major problems associated with taking thousands of photos over time -- problems of discovery, storage, management, editing and more.

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7 things Google is doing to please developers

At its I/O keynote, Google did its best to get developers excited about building apps for Android with new tools and money-making schemes. But Google is also expanding support for developers who'd rather create iOS apps.

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