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Starbucks hit by major computer failure

Stores appear to be affected across the country, with some giving out free drinks

Google sales hit a speed bump in Q1

Total sales grew by 12 percent, below analysts' projections


Casio iPhone app does keyword searches in voice recordings

The app can pull out words from a speech or interview in a snap

Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

Apps built with Box Developer Edition won't require users to have a Box account

Google boosts workplace efforts with Box integration, videoconferencing

Google for Work rests on its Chromebooks hardware and Chrome web browser

Mobile money transfers to Africa expected to hit $33 billion this year

Most sub-Sahara Africans are using mobile financial services to buy goods, pay utility bills, send and receive money

MtGox creditors can finally file claims for lost bitcoins

Claims are being accepted through a dedicated site and via the Kraken bitcoin exchange until May 29

Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Latest filings show increasing spending by some tech heavyweights in Washington, D.C.

Yahoo, still reliant on PCs, posts earnings that disappoint

Smartphones and tablets account for less than a quarter of Yahoo's ad revenue

Google makes mobile websites more app-like with Chrome push notifications

The likes of eBay and Facebook will soon take advantage of the feature

Amazon and Microsoft take aim at new workloads with souped up cloud offerings

Better performance promised for applications that need fast GPUs or storage

California bill aims to secure data of users using ride-hailing companies

The legislation will be heard by an assembly committee on Monday

Uber lawsuit over alleged India rape heading to mediation

Both sides have agreed to try to settle the claim without a trial

Facebook-backed Internet.org loses some Indian partners over net neutrality

Internet.org was criticized for offering access to select sites without data charges

Twitter turns its home page into a news and information hub

The redesign is aimed at winning over the uninitiated

Yahoo reportedly close to purchasing Foursquare

The buy could be part of Marissa Mayer's effort to focus on mobile users​

Don't look now, but ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

NCR uses Android and a thin-client model to bring yesterday's bank machines into the cloud era

Europe reportedly ready to file antitrust charges against Google

Google could face fines of roughly US$6 billion

New Bitcoin Foundation chief eyes crowdfunding

A former Morgan Stanley stockbroker, Bruce Fenton says the foundation could run on a surplus budget

IBM's Watson Health division will incorporate patient data from Apple

Health care data stored on Watson Health Cloud will be de-identified, said IBM

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