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French crime database breaches privacy rights, EU court rules

The human rights court objects to storing data for 20 years in a criminal database when charges were dropped

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Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

A second wave of layoffs is reportedly coming Thursday, as Microsoft moves to eliminate a total of 18,000 jobs by June of 2015.

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MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

The RoadRunner system would use virtual tokens embedded inside cars. and vehicle-to-vehicle wireless LANs to eliminate the problem of traffic on congested roads.

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No iPhone is left behind in this Chinese market

Dealers in Shenzhen are making a business re-selling and refurbishing old Apple iPhones, even as the new Apple iPhone 6 rolls out.

T-Mobile innovations drive huge signup gains

Today T-Mobile announced its third-quarter sales results, which significantly exceeded analysts' estimates.

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Sony slashes value of its mobile business, projects larger loss for fiscal year

Sony has suspended dividends payments for the first time since 1958, and will get rid of its midrange phone business.

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Cisco buys private cloud provider Metacloud

The company hopes to attract enterprises and operators with Metacloud's OpenStack-based technology

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Use of forced labor 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

Almost every brand-name company sourcing from the country is impacted by the practice, said a new report

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NSA reform bill stalled with Congress headed toward fall recess

Members of Congress are set to leave Washington for an extended fall recess in a few days

Businesses That Avoid New Technology Are Leaving Money on the Table

Whether it’s streamlining simple tasks or simplifying the chore of finding new customers, technology makes it easier and less expensive.

Lyft car-pooling opens in LA despite regulatory challenge

California regulators last week called the service illegal. But that hasn't stopped services like Lyft from operating like business as usual.

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Court throws out $368.2 million patent award against Apple

A lower court made mistakes in defining the value of the patented technology asserted by VirnetX, an appeals court says.

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Micro Focus buying Novell, Suse Linux owner for $1.2 billion

Micro Focus to pick up Attachmate for a little over half of what Attachmate paid for Novell three years ago

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German court lifts countrywide ban on UberPop

But mediating between passengers and unlicensed drivers is still illegal, the court ruled

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Mail.Ru buys rest of Russia's VKontakte, ending shareholder dispute

VKontakte shareholders and a company co-founder have settled a dispute involving allegations of embezzlement and secret service interference