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Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

The OS would power other virtual reality apps, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Cryptocurrency software bundled with BitTorrent triggers complaints

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After updating BitTorrent's uTorrent, some users reported that mining software had appeared on their PCs without their consent

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Two indicted for stealing 1 billion email addresses in historic breach

The Vietnamese defendants are accused of using stolen email addresses for a spamming operation.

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Visa, MasterCard partner with mobile money providers in Africa

Visa to partner with Bharti Airtel, MasterCard teams with eTranzact

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Uber suspends ride-sharing platform in Seoul

Uber has decided to comply with Korean law, rather than fight it

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ISIS supporters operated at least 46,000 Twitter accounts, study finds

Between 46,000 and 70,000 accounts were supportive of ISIS late last year, researchers say

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Google's new car insurance site lets you compare rates

It's currently only available to California residents, but coverage is expanding, Google says

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Five things we learned about Etsy from its IPO filing

Most of its members in the U.S. are women, and many consider their stores a business

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Google, Yahoo offer online tools to keep address books current

Google and Yahoo are adding features to their address books that automatically update contact details

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Judge says $415 million settlement in Silicon Valley hiring case is 'substantial'

Workers alleged 'no-poach' agreements between Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe drove down their wages

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Uber buys deCarta to improve mapping and arrival estimates

Uber is acquiring deCarta to improve the mapping technology in its app

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Twitter CFO floats idea of newspaper-like 'daily edition'

Finding new ways to curate tweets is high on Twitter's agenda.

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Iran to weed 'moral' crimes from social networks, starting with Facebook

Iran has said it is willing to cooperate with Google and other Internet companies provided they play by its rules

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Google scores a win in SOPA-tinged Mississippi case

Google contends the case was cooked up with help from the Motion Picture Association of America

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Indian ride-hailing app Ola acquires rival for $200 million

Ola acquired TaxiForSure in a cash and equity deal