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Uber revises privacy policy, wants more data from users

The company will now, with users' permission, access rider's data when its app runs in the background

Google to widen Maps' offline features

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Turn-by-turn navigation and local business reviews will be available without an Internet connection

Google teams with GoPro in broad virtual reality push

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Google is also opening its Cardboard VR device to iOS developers

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DeNA aims for robot taxis by 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The gaming company has set up a company dedicated to self-driving cabs

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Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony has acquired Optical Archive in a bid to get businesses to put 'cold storage' data on optical discs

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After medical marijuana, Sidecar eyes alcohol and pharmaceuticals

The ride-sharing startup has big ambitions in a hotly competitive field

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Judge classifies as class action an email scanning lawsuit against Yahoo

Plaintiffs allege that by scanning emails of people who don't use Yahoo Mail, the company violates federal and California wiretapping laws

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At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

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Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality

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NHK tries to prime viewers for 8K with interactive features

Those weary of high def will be pleased to know that NHK isn't talking about 16K

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Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing.

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PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

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Racist query terms in Google Maps trigger the White House in results

A Google spokeswoman apologized for the issue, but did not explain what causes it.

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Anti-Islamic video could go back on YouTube after copyright ruling

The video, while controversial, cannot be removed on copyright grounds, judges ruled

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Bing joins Google in favoring mobile-friendly sites

The changes will prioritize mobile-optimized sites in Bing's search results