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With Sidewalk Labs, Google wants to make cities more efficient

The New York startup will develop technology to reduce the cost of living and improve transport in cities.

Reddit bans five groups on its site for harassment

The website had warned in May that harassment would not be tolerated in posts.

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Spotify gets ready to battle Apple Music with fresh pile of cash

Apple Music may have Spotify in its sights, but it isn't going down without a fight.

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Wi-Fi signals can do rough head counts

Estimating the number of people present by looking at Wi-Fi signals could help make buildings more energy efficient

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How virtual reality could change your business

Virtual reality has been '10 years away for 40 years,' says one CEO, but it's now on our doorstep

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PayPal users may get break on unsolicited robocalls, texts

Critics are upset that changes to PayPal's terms of service will let it ping users in these ways for marketing purposes

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Uber taxis seized in Delhi for running without license

The Delhi police has said that three ride-hailing services did not have the required licenses to operate

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This startup promises a better way to buy or sell a used car

Shift's site lets buyers browse used cars that are vetted by mechanics

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Google-backed Magic Leap opens up to third-party developers

The company's SDK works with the Unreal and Unity game engines

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Reading service Pocket built into Firefox, replacing Reading List feature

The latest update also brings a distraction-free Reader View and changes to Firefox Hello.

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Uber faces crisis again in India after driver accused of trying to kiss passenger

A Uber driver in Delhi was charged last year with raping a woman passenger

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At Google I/O, no huge surprises but a honing of critical products

Highlights included new developments for mobile payments and the Internet of Things

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Google to Cardboard developers: Keep it short and simple, and watch out for nausea

Google Cardboard experiences should be the duration of traditional YouTube videos, said a Google executive

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Italy's architectural elite moves to rub out crowdsourcing design site

Crowdsourcing design site CoContest threatens established architects

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Skip the waiter and order with this Bluetooth mat

PaperBeacon sends location IDs to mobile devices and could be used in restaurants and schools