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In Japan, Uber dons white gloves to battle an elegant rival

A small group of foreign and domestic firms is trying to improve on Japanese taxi services

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HP officially files to spin off enterprise division

The company says it's on track to split in two by November 1.

PCWorld News

PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890 million

The deal comes as PayPal prepares to split itself off from parent company eBay

PCWorld News

DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

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Despite Apple Watch's debut, Fitbit is still in the race

Fitbit's fitness trackers may have outsold the Apple Watch in May, according to a research firm.

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Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it

Called Suggested Videos, a new feed will appear first on iOS, showing both partner content and ads

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HBO Now may already have 1 million subscribers, according to one analyst

Estimate is based on HBO Now’s iTunes app-store rankings; could increase as Apple's exclusive ends.

on techhive.com

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Beware, VPN users: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see.

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Intel's first Skylake chips coming in first week of August

The first Skylake chips will be the high-end gaming chips, according to a source.

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Vandals sever another Internet backbone cable in California

It's the 11th incident of fiber cutting in a year

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Office 2016 preview powers up with real-time Word editing, new charts, and more

New features also include support for hand-written equations and providing information through Bing.

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Sears opens new high-tech home showroom as it goes all-in on connected homes

The nationwide retailer is expanding its connected-home inventory online and in hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores.

on techhive.com

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FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

The provider of prepaid mobile service reached a settlement with the agency