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Japanese translation app helps tourists shop, order food and more

Rolled out for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the app's 700 preset phrases can help users in situations such as shopping

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French startups are taking a more privacy centric approach file sharing

They want to let users and enterprises remain in control of their data

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Facebook reports a 24 percent rise in government requests for user data

The majority of requests targeted users in the U.S.

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Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

The move could help the cloud finance and human-resources sofware vendor win more big enterprise deals

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Online retailers pushing for e-commerce growth in West Africa

Emerging markets offer the highest growth potential for the e-commerce industry,

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Facebook wants to make push notifications less annoying

The company's Parse back-end platform now offers A/B testing to developers, which can use it to test Facebook mobile campaigns.

Google finds CDC data, not you, is better at tracking flu

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used from the current flu season

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Oracle's Larry Ellison isn't done building his legacy

A transformative acquisition and overtaking SAP in applications are just a couple of the goals he may have in mind.

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Facebook's Internet.org app launches in East Africa

Facebook's application, aimed at giving people emerging markets free access to Web services, is offered in Tanzania

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Facebook: $15 billion of WhatsApp's value is based on what it could be

Facebook revealed the calculations behind the massive acquisition price for the first time

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SoftBank betting $10 billion on Indian Internet market

SoftBank also announced investments in two online businesses in India

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Startup arms cops with Internet-connected 'smart' guns

A sensor in the guns could give departments better information about their use and make police more accountable

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Twitter shares fall as user growth stalls

Twitter's stock price fell after it reported weak user growth in its Monday earnings report

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Neural networks draw on context to improve machine translations

Dutch researchers have improved the output of a statistical machine translation system by examining the context in which words are found

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Facebook hopes to get people talking -- using whatever name -- with Rooms app

People also do not need a Facebook account