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Segway bought by Segway copycat company

Beijing-based Ninebot, also a maker of self-balancing personal transportation devices, was previously sued by Segway for patent infringement

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Google fear a factor behind Orbitz-Expedia deal

The DOJ imposed conditions on Google after it acquired airfare software maker ITA Software, but that agreement expires next year.

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Marriott testing in-room access to Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, more

In the future, you may soon be able to watch Netflix in your room at Marriott hotels.

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Why Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi is secretly peeking at your secure web traffic

In-flight Internet provider Gogo replaces the HTTPS certificates on sites like YouTube with self-signed ones.

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Lyft rides Uber's coattails with fare-splitting feature

No more paying back later or picking up the next one: Users can now choose up to five contacts to divvy up the cost of a ride.

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Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be at Austin airport

Using signals from passengers' devices, the system collects data that can help travelers plan ahead

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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Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight Internet

The underlying technology is scheduled to be launched in the middle of next year.

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5 apps business travelers shouldn't leave home without

These travel apps help you plan routes, book flights, and even remember your socks.

Friendly skies likely to remain that way, as feds look to keep ban on in-flight mobile calls

All signs point to the U.S. Department of Transportation putting the kibosh on allowing you to make calls during flights. That's bad news for hard-charging road warriors, but great news for anyone seated around them.

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Uber, Airbnb go after businesses

New services try to make it easier for companies to manage employees' bookings.

How to find the hotels, beaches and airports with the best Wi-Fi

If you're looking for a place to stay this summer where you can hole up with Netflix in the evening, avoid some of the hotel industry's biggest names.

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7 essential apps for international road warriors

Grab your passport and take to the skies! These handy apps will make sure you can stay organized and get your work done from anywhere, even without a network connection.

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