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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, January 15

Intel earnings coming ... Xiaomi's phablet is thinner than iPhone 6 Plus ... Facebook goes for enterprise social network ... and more

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Last call for last-minute flight booking charges, EU court rules

Booking services must show full price for flights, with no last-minute additions before a booking is confirmed, the EU's top court has ruled

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Samsung buying BlackBerry might be a good idea

Though BlackBerry and Samsung denied talks on a buyout, the companies' strengths are turning complementary

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U.S. government lurked on Silk Road for over a year

In a New York federal court, the prosecution begins its case against the alledged mastermind of the Silk Road underground marketplace.

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Report: Samsung makes $7.5 billion buyout bid for BlackBerry

A Reuters story citing a possible deal has sent Blackberry shares soaring.

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Republican bill: Net neutrality protections without reclassifying broadband

Thune and Upton plan to introduce legislation that they say will provide basic net neutrality protections

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EC balks at planned joint venture from large music licensing companies

But the 'collecting societies' of the U.K., Sweden and Germany are defending their plan, unveiled in 2013

Scroogled no more: Microsoft's anti-Google campaign slinks away for good

Microsoft's Scroogled Website disappears, marking the end of the Redmond's sleazy ad campaign against one of its biggest competitors.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 14

IBM unwraps a new mainframe ... Samsung finally has a Tizen phone ... Valley firms try again to settle lawsuit with workers... and more news

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Intel, Google, Apple try again to settle employee antitrust lawsuit

A previous settlement was rejected last year by the court as being too low

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Silk Road founder was a patsy, defense maintains

Prosecutors charge Texas man Ross Ulbricht with single-handedly running the billion dollar Silk Road underground marketplace

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Obama opposes state limits on municipal broadband

The president's new broadband proposal will encourage the FCC to move against limits on city-financed projects

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Obama resurrects cyberthreat sharing proposal despite privacy concerns

The president calls on Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation he first proposed in 2011