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Uber's surge pricing earns it an 'F' from Better Business Bureau

Some customers claim they were charged the higher amount without notice from Uber.

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Facebook plays catch-up with Messenger cash transfer test

The social network’s move into Venmo territory could signal future financial features.

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CloudFlare reveals 'Universal SSL': Free, headache-free encryption for websites

Having encryption is critical to advancing a more secure future of the Internet, according to CloudFlare

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Uber defiant in face of new legal challenge

District attorneys for Los Angeles and San Francisco allege that Uber—and other ridesharing companies—have taken part in unlawful business practices. Uber doesn't think so.

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Handy rebrands to be the name you remember for help around the house

The on-demand cleaning services platform dropped the "book" from its name to take its business to the next level.

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How to start blogging with Microsoft Word

You can draft or even post blog updates directly from Word to the most popular blogging platforms. There's even a workaround that helps with other blogging tools.

Businesses can't stop you from writing Yelp reviews under new California law

California makes it illegal for businesses to fine or otherwise discourage customers from leaving negative reviews on sites like Yelp.

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Internet Slowdown Day FAQ: How Netflix, Wordpress, and other web giants are fighting for Net Neutrality

Another day, another Internet protest in the continuing cat and mouse game between supporters and detractors of net neutrality.

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Will Bitcoin's creator be unmasked for $12,000?

An anonymous poster is demanding 25 bit coins -- about $12,000 -- to release the real identity of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Uber CEO cites 'scrappy,' 'fierce' methods in fighting taxis, Lyft

Uber's tactics have come under fire in recent weeks, but Travis Kalanick told TechCrunch Disrupt attendees he has no problem "scrapping" with rival ride-sharing services.

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler gets deeper into ride-sharing

By purchasing RideScout and the maker of the mytaxi app, the automotive giant could become a stronger competitor to the likes of Lyft and Uber.

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Meet the mobile payment services vying to replace your wallet

Amazon Wallet is just the latest service looking to help you pay for things on the go. But where does it fit in with the other major players looking to manage your digital wallet?

on techhive.com

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How to automate your Facebook and Twitter posts with Buffer

If you're a social media butterfly, posting interesting content can be a full-time job. Buffer lets you focus on the content and takes care of posting for you.

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Facebook says not to believe the rumors, wants you to trust its Messenger app

Contrary to Internet rumors, Facebook says that its Messenger app isn't really spying on you.

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Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

Google's unmanned flying vehicles could one day deliver retail items to people's homes