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Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft will plant the R statistical language in its Azure machine learning services

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Dutch authorities fine Uber €10,000 a pop

So far, the Dutch government doesn't seem very vigilant in cracking down on Uber

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 23

Box shares start trading ... EU wants encryption keys ... Uber agrees to get a license ... and more

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China denies involvement in Outlook.com attack

Microsoft's email service was briefly hit with a "man-in-the-middle" attack on Saturday

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Hutchison Whampoa in talks to acquire O2 in the UK in over $15B deal

The deal could lead to large-scale consolidation in the UK mobile market

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Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna Labs for data center muscle

The Israeli company has been operating in stealth mode after it was set up in 2011

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As Box's IPO looms, so do its challenges

Friday could bring a 'wild trading day' as the cloud storage company finally reaches its long-awaited milestone.

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Nigerian smart card plant supports expansion of financial services to poor

The plant will have annual production capacity for 200 million cards

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Italy Antitrust Authority fines carriers for premium service abuses

Customers sometimes found they were receiving the services without their full knowledge and explicit consent

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USPTO leader New Year's resolution: improve patent quality

Issuing patents that are undeserving or too broad puts a big burden on businesses

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Friend of Silk Road creator details early days of the site

Richard Bates testified that he helped Ross Ulbricht troubleshoot the site, which later became an online marketplace for illegal products

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Uber in legal hot water again in South Korea

The country's telecom regulator said the ride-sharing company is breaking information protection rules

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EU should oblige Internet firms to hand over encryption keys, says antiterrorist advisor

Law enforcement access to encrypted communications is needed, says the EU's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator