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Uber ignores California's warning, doubles down on carpool service

The company is promoting a service regulators have said violates the law, while permanently cutting the price of its lower-cost UberX service.

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Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Governments of many nations are increasingly asking Google to hand over information on its users

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FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says

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Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

The project aims to improve how open source software is developed and consumed

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Microsoft bringing more mobile, cloud products to China with new subsidiary

Microsoft has recently been facing regulatory obstacles in China

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Netflix will launch on French telco's set-top boxes

A local competitor tried to steal Netflix' thunder with the launch of its own video-on-demand service on the Netflix launched in France

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California regulators say Uber, Lyft and Sidecar's carpool services are illegal

Drivers can't carry multiple passengers while charging individual fares, the California Public Utilities Commission said.

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Skype version for broadcasters released to manufacturers

Microsoft also signed up 3 hardware partners for Skype TX

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Google offers $100,000 cloud credit for startups

Qualified startups will also get tech support

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Google acquires online survey specialist Polar

The Polar team will be joining the Google+ team

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HP buys cloud provider Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos to lead HP Cloud

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will head HP's Helion cloud services and software

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Responding to critics, Google makes Drive, Docs suite more accessible for the blind

The improvements include smoother interaction with third-party screen readers and more keyboard navigation capabilities.

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Dropbox reports a steady rise in government data requests

The firm received 268 requests during the first half of 2014