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Uber offers free rides to Koreans, hopes they won't report its illegal drivers to police

Uber offers free rides to establish its service, which the government calls illegal. Seems like a strategy we've seen before...

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Google Search test feature adds live chats with businesses

Google already lets you call businesses via Hangouts directly from search results. Now it's testing text-based Hangouts chats with businesses too.

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because within about two weeks Microsoft's webmail app will be all about Skype and nothing but Skype.

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Sony users unable to access popular services like Hulu, Netflix

The problem appears to have affected users in many countries

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Uber's loyalty deal with Starwood Hotels could boost global growth

Uber hopes to attract Starwood customers through the program

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NetSfere promises enterprise messaging with end-to-end security

Featuring device-to-device encryption, this tool ensures sensitive messages are for senders' and recipients' eyes only

Reddit bans nude photos, sex videos posted without consent

The new rule goes into effect in a couple weeks

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Google to curb sharing of sexually explicit content on Blogger

Blogs that persist with such content will be converted into private blogs by Google

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YouTube Kids has 'no minefields for parents,' group says

'Family friendly' ads for the app will undergo a rigorous review process, Google says

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Google launching YouTube for kids on Monday

The new version of YouTube will be available on Android devices

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Yahoo courts developers at its first mobile conference

Attendees at Yahoo's mobile developer conference had good things to say about its new tools

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Samsung acquires LoopPay in bid to counter Apple payment system

U.S. startup's tech requires extra hardware for users, but it could be incorporated into Samsung phones

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Facebook sees challenges to sharing threat data with US

The company's new data exchange is catching on, but its prospects for sharing with the goverment are less clear

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Google to shut down Helpouts live video service

Helpouts, launched in 2013, never caught on

How a new Chrome extension from Dropbox makes Gmail more productive

There's an interesting new extension for Chrome that puts Dropbox on par with Google Drive in your Gmail window.