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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, April 29

What to expect at Microsoft Build...Oracle faces antitrust probe in South Korea...IBM makes quantum computing progress

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Samsung profits drop as it faces the iPhone 6

The company is banking on new tech and services to attract customers to new smartphones

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Twitter blames weak sales on lackluster ads, drops forecast

Sales grew by 74 percent, but below analysts' estimates.

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Oracle faces antitrust probe in South Korea

Maintenance contracts are at issue -- in particular, what software is included

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Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroduced

The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records

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Drone trade group embraces regulation for safey

An FAA move toward small-drone regulation is welcomed as encouraging responsible use, the head of a drone trade group says.

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EU to revamp laws to tackle online crime and terrorism

The EU wants IT companies to help with this effort

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EU cars will automatically dial emergency services after crashing beginning in 2018

The eCall system will automatically dial 112, Europe's single emergency number, in case of a crash.

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Google aims to transform European newsrooms

A €150 million fund will help publishers experiment with new forms of digital media

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Google might buy your patents to counter trolls

The idea is to attract sellers who might sell their intellectual property to patent trolls

US trade judge rules against Microsoft in phone patents case

The full U.S. International Trade Commission is now set to review the decision

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Massachusetts drafts regulations for car-hailing services like Uber, Lyft

A proposed bill calls for these companies to pay a yearly tax to cover the cost of the government's oversight

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Microsoft could write off billions of dollars from Nokia acquisition

Microsoft has signaled that it may take a massive write-off of its 2013 Nokia acquisition, perhaps as early as July.