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Uber defiant in face of new legal challenge

District attorneys for Los Angeles and San Francisco allege that Uber—and other ridesharing companies—have taken part in unlawful business practices. Uber doesn't think so.

Forget 'airplane mode': devices are decreed okay for inflight use in Europe

Passengers probably still can't play Words with Friends during taxi or takeoff, though. Dommage.

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'World's smallest' 3G module will bring Internet to all sorts of devices

The U-blox SARA-U260 chip module has been certified for use on AT&T's network

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Lyft acquires ride-sharing startup Hitch

Lyft introduced its own car-pooling service in August

Samsung launches free'My Knox' app for securing its latest smartphones

Samsung on Thursday announced a free My Knox service that can synchronize email and contacts with a desktop computer, as well as two premium services for businesses.

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Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba's international expansion could accelerate following its US listing

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Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services

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MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

The RoadRunner system would use virtual tokens embedded inside cars. and vehicle-to-vehicle wireless LANs to eliminate the problem of traffic on congested roads.

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Box has high hopes for iOS 8 doc picker extension

The cloud storage provider expects the new iOS feature will boost usage of its iPhone and iPad app

Lyft car-pooling opens in LA despite regulatory challenge

California regulators last week called the service illegal. But that hasn't stopped services like Lyft from operating like business as usual.

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Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks

The Wi-Fi Alliance has defined standard ways to carry out common uses of Wi-Fi Direct.

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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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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.