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New York eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York.

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Downbeat: Apple Music not a hit with watchdogs, senators, and bloggers

Yesterday wasn't a good day for Apple's streaming music service. A consumer watchdog group, a U.S. senator, and a popular blogger weren't praising Apple Music, they were, in effect, burying it...

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The average mobile YouTube session is now 40 minutes, Google says

On mobile devices, the average length of a viewing session on YouTube is now more than 40 minutes, Google reported. That's double what it was last year, Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said during the company's quarterly earnings...

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How a B2B company got its tech groove back

Upgrading a bunch of legacy systems meant winning back market share for an industrial supply company. Here are some lessons it learned.

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Prepare for a future without Internet Explorer

IE is on its way out, so it's time for IT and Web services creators to make the switch to the modern Web.

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Is it Google's job to fix society?

Why does everyone want a search engine company to correct what's wrong with humanity?

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Google fine-tunes spam-catching tools

Google reduced spam reaching inboxes to a fraction of a percent, but in the process sometimes misclassifies bulk-mailed messages like monthly statements and ticket receipts.

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The curious case of Google Street View's missing streets

As Google expands Street View into ever more exotic places, it appears to have a problem in many of the towns and cities where the service has been available for years.

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The surprising genius of Apple's Beats 1 radio

When regular old radio is streamed online at Apple scale, something amazing happens.

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Yahoo is keeping its options open and testing search with a number of partners.

Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it

Called Suggested Videos, a new feed will appear first on iOS, showing both partner content and ads.

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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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