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Why investors are so excited about Slack

The enterprise-software startup's valuation has gone from $1.12 billion to $2.8 billion in six short months

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How much should we allow Google, Facebook and others to tell us what to think?

Questions raised about the algorithms used by search engines and social media to highlight products, news, and interests deserve our urgent attention, scholars said.

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Facebook tries to keep it real by killing more 'fake' likes

The company has improved its technology for detecting suspicious patterns of likes

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FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan

Commissioners vote to open up 3.5GHz spectrum band to commercial use in the coming years

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French Senate wants Google to promote its search competitors

Senators are concerned at the powerthat search engine algorithms have to influence the French economy

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Assange interrogation in London on track, but no date set

As soon as it becomes clear that there are no obstacles, requests will be sent to British and Ecuadorian authorities

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California bill aims to secure data of users using ride-hailing companies

The legislation will be heard by an assembly committee on Monday

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Uber lawsuit over alleged India rape heading to mediation

Both sides have agreed to try to settle the claim without a trial

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Forever 21 denies pirating Adobe software, strikes back

The retailer claims Adobe, Corel and Autodesk charge accused pirates exorbitant license fees.

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Size matters in mobile, but Nokia may find bigger isn't better

Nokia's plan to buy Alcatel-Lucent would create a huge mobile networks maker

Wikileaks publishes Sony's hacked email for anyone to go through

Thousands of documents are included in a searchable archive.

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Data breach notification bill could weaken consumer protections

A House committee approves the legislation despite criticism from digital rights and consumer groups.

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Tata gives employees anniversary bonus, cuts into profits

India's largest outsourcer said its business had grown well in the first quarter