Zach MinersIDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service

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Tech giants appeal settlement decision in Silicon Valley hiring case

The judge's recent settlement rejection was a clear error as a matter of law, attorneys said

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Google adding GPS, offline music playback to Android Wear smartwatches

The software update will hit a range of devices in the coming months, Google said

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Judge proposes January trial in Silicon Valley employee hiring case

A jury trial might be preempted if a new settlement is reached

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New Facebook tool walks users through a privacy settings checkup

It's the latest initiative by the company to help its members make sure they're not over-sharing on the social networking site.

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler gets deeper into ride-sharing

By purchasing RideScout and the maker of the mytaxi app, the automotive giant could become a stronger competitor to the likes of Lyft and Uber.

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Isis Wallet mobile payment service changes its name to Softcard

The startup wants to avoid association with the Islamic militant group known as ISIS

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Appeals court clears Yelp of claims that it fixed reviews

The decision upheld a district court ruling that Yelp did not extort businesses to sell them ads

Home Depot investigates possible payment data breach

The retailer is working with law enforcement and banking partners to investigate

Apple blames leaked nude celebrity photos on 'targeted attack'

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There was no iCloud breach, the company claims

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Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

The feature lets users search for posts they've previously seen from friends and Pages.

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Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

Google's unmanned flying vehicles could one day deliver retail items to people's homes

Poaching drivers may be the norm for ride-sharing companies

Uber has tried to recruit Sidecar drivers too, the company's CEO said

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Are Uber's aggressive recruitment tactics legal?

Uber's tactics to recruit Lyft drivers could violate competition rules, some experts think

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New Dropbox Pro plan offers 1TB of storage, sharing controls for $10 per month

The new plan does away with previous options maxing out at 500GB.

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Instagram's Hyperlapse app gives videos a time-lapse effect

Users can shoot longer videos and then play them back up to 12 times faster