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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

Slack has added two-factor authentication as a response.

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At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans

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In Japan, smartphone apps time spring's cherry blossoms

Smartphones are becoming indispensable for the national pastime of drinking under the pink petals

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NTT DoCoMo rolls out smartphone-controlled wheelchairs in Japan

The move is part of a larger push to develop personal mobility vehicles connected to the Internet

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Google said to prep billing payment service for Gmail

The Google Gmail Pony Express bill-paying service could yield valuable e-commerce activity data for Google, and add another free convenience to users.

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Twitter tests videos that play automatically

Users of the company's iOS apps in the U.S. may start seeing the videos.

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Twitch hit by possible data breach, resets user passwords

Twitch is recommending users also change their passwords on other sites

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Uber ties with Internet arm of large media group in India

The company is facing scrutiny from Indian regulators and bad publicity in the country after an alleged rape by one of its drivers

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Orange Money deal with Airtel in West Africa part of expansion plan

The pact with Airtel fills a gap in the region

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Leaked US antitrust report on Google adds weight to rivals' complaints

Google inflated rankings for its own services and scraped other companies' content, the report says

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California bill would clamp down on AirBnB tax evaders

Proposed bill would also prohibit rentals in cities that have banned them

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Rakuten bolsters e-books by gobbling up distributor OverDrive

The acquisition gives Rakuten access to a growing education e-books market

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Uber sued for false advertising by California taxi companies

The taxi companies claim some of their potential customers choose Uber because of its allegedly false claims

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Yahoo exits China, closing R&D center

The company reportedly is laying off between 200 and 300 workers

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Mandrill warns attack may have exposed some data about email

The transactional email service said it doesn't believe data was stolen