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Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

The job cuts announced today likely signal the company will make fewer Windows phones

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All United Airlines flights in U.S. grounded by 'network connectivity' issues

Passengers were unable to check in for flights or print boarding passes.

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Microsoft reportedly planning major staff layoffs

The new layoffs will affect the company's hardware group and other businesses.

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Oracle gets September trial date against Rimini Street

The case could establish ground rules for companies that provide third-party maintenance services

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Google's self-driving cars are taking a road trip to Texas

Austin is the next city where Google will test its autonomous driving technology

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EMC sells Syncplicity to focus on core storage business

Investment firm Skyview Capital plans to keep evolving the file-sharing system

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Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

But the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

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Samsung's profit squeezed by Galaxy S6 Edge shortage

The company couldn't meet demand for the S6's distinctive curved screen.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 7

Privacy group wants Google to forget more... Programmer escapes vampire squid... Self-driving cars evade human menace

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FBI chief warns that terrorists hide behind encrypted communications

James Comey said that these communications may not be intercepted despite court orders

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Judge dimisses second conviction of ex-Goldman Sachs coder

Sergey Aleynikov improperly copied code but did not violate the law he was charged with

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Microsoft offers researchers $500K to work on HoloLens

A new program will set up five qualified teams with a grant and a pair of HoloLens development kits.

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Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

The Shanghai Consumer Council is demanding that Samsung make the bloatware removable.