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LinkedIn buys social knowledge startup Refresh

The app helps users prepare for meetings by calling up information related to participants

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Confusion but hope as U.S. faces mobile payment revolution

In six months, new card regulations could usher in greater acceptance of Apple Pay and its competitors.

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Thousands comment on proposed drone regulations

The FAA is accepting public comments until late April

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Obama cyberattacker sanctions raise due process, attribution concerns

New financial sanctions announced by the White House target cyberattackers, but some question how agencies will identify targets

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Apple streaming plans face EU antitrust scrutiny

The European Commission is worried that Apple can use its influence to lure labels away from other streaming services

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, April 2

Obama authorizes sanctions for hackers... Facebook Riffs on video apps... Uber takes its fight to Brussels

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Chinese Internet authority clashes with Google over digital certificates

Google's Chrome will no longer recognize new digital certificates issued by CNNIC

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Texas wants RadioShack to specify what customer information would be for sale

Texas said RadioShack has only temporarily removed the customer data from the sale

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Salesforce acquires mobile authentication firm Toopher

Toopher used to offer a mobile two-factor authentication app

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Lawyer cites government theft charges in bid for Silk Road retrial

Recent charges of embezzlement from Silk Road could give Ross Ulbricht a new trial, lawyer argues

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Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane

Cisco is already an investor in the virtualized network appliance company

Obama authorizes sanctions against hackers

The sanctions will help the US go after overseas attackers when foreign governments can't step in.

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As Uber cries foul in Europe, EC advises it to first follow the law

Uber says it has filed complaints against Germany, France and Spain