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Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion last year to build Android phones

Microsoft says Samsung is trying to avoid its future payments.

Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

The Marriott hotel chain blocked outside hotspots while charging customers up to $1,000 per device to access its own Wi-Fi service.

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Conservatives say that net neutrality equates to government takeover of the Internet

American Commitment's petition doesn't include the words, 'net neutrality,' however.

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FAA clears movie and TV drones for takeoff

The decision is the first step in allowing wider use of drones by companies in Hollywood and elsewhere for video production.

EU tells Google to make more concessions or face charges in antitrust dispute

The European Commission competition chief said there were solid arguments against several aspects of Google's proposals

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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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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

'I have become very busy' since leaving Microsoft, Ballmer says in a letter to CEO Satya Nadella.

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Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state

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Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China over Windows, Office

Chinese government agencies conducted surprise raids on Microsoft offices in the country on Monday.

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New York's proposed Bitcoin rules include consumer protections

The state would require virtual currency traders to monitor transactions for money laundering.