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Google Photos ditches Google+ to avoid the creepy factor

It turns out that storing private photos on a social network isn't appealing

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Keep your legacy management style out of the cloud, Intuit exec says

At the O'Reilly Velocity conference, Intuit advised to go all in on cloud-native tools and don't worry about lock-in

Google to widen Maps' offline features

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Turn-by-turn navigation and local business reviews will be available without an Internet connection

Google teams with GoPro in broad virtual reality push

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Google is also opening its Cardboard VR device to iOS developers

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DeNA aims for robot taxis by 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The gaming company has set up a company dedicated to self-driving cabs

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Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony has acquired Optical Archive in a bid to get businesses to put 'cold storage' data on optical discs

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After medical marijuana, Sidecar eyes alcohol and pharmaceuticals

The ride-sharing startup has big ambitions in a hotly competitive field

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Judge classifies as class action an email scanning lawsuit against Yahoo

Plaintiffs allege that by scanning emails of people who don't use Yahoo Mail, the company violates federal and California wiretapping laws

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IBM Watson gets smart in the oil refinery business

Woodside Energy is using Watson to run its refineries more efficiently

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Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

Providing mobile access for agency staffers will be a key part of its mandate

Android and the Internet of Things

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

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Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality

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NHK tries to prime viewers for 8K with interactive features

Those weary of high def will be pleased to know that NHK isn't talking about 16K