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Uber ignores California's warning, doubles down on carpool service

The company is promoting a service regulators have said violates the law, while permanently cutting the price of its lower-cost UberX service.

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FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says

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Netflix will launch on French telco's set-top boxes

A local competitor tried to steal Netflix' thunder with the launch of its own video-on-demand service on the Netflix launched in France

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California regulators say Uber, Lyft and Sidecar's carpool services are illegal

Drivers can't carry multiple passengers while charging individual fares, the California Public Utilities Commission said.

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Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests

The firm received 268 requests during the first half of 2014

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New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says

CALinnovates calls on the FCC to stay away from reclassifying broadband as a public utility

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Twitter sets its platform ambitions high with new 'Flight' conference

The event will help outside developers build apps using Twitter tools

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33 equipment manufacturers oppose public-utility broadband

IBM, Cisco, Intel and other companies oppose calls to reclassify and regulate broadband as a common carrier

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Net neutrality advocates plan slow-lane protest

Several large websites will display site-loading spinning wheel icons to symbolize slow connections.

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Judge proposes January trial in Silicon Valley employee hiring case

A jury trial might be preempted if a new settlement is reached

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China's Baidu shows off alternative to Google Glass, without optical display

BaiduEye can let users make hands-free searches by scanning objects

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Appeals court clears Yelp of claims that it fixed reviews

The decision upheld a district court ruling that Yelp did not extort businesses to sell them ads

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Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

The feature lets users search for posts they've previously seen from friends and Pages.