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Uber throws in the towel in battle with French taxi drivers

The company has suspended its UberPop service in France following attacks from taxi drivers unhappy with the service

Five smartphones to look forward to

The second half of 2015 looks as exciting as the first for smartphone buyers


Ad fraud Trojan updates Flash Player so that other malware can't get in

Despite being distributed through exploit kits, the Kovter Trojan appears to be ruining their business by patching valuable flaws

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 3

Windows 10 close to finished... Intel reshuffles leadership... Microsoft, Kyocera strike Android patent licensing deal

Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco's Unified Communications Domain Manager software contains a privileged account with a static password that can't be deleted or changed

IT firms' cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent

Servers are in high demand as cloud gear sales outpace those of other IT equipment

Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

The Shanghai Consumer Council is demanding that Samsung make the bloatware removable

Reddit sections go dark after exit of staffer

Some moderators claim they should have been consulted

Microsoft buries hatchet with Kyocera, ending litigation

A deal between the two companies puts an end to a lawsuit over Android patents

Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins

Hands-on: Windows 10's latest build feels close to finished

With just a month left until Windows 10's public launch, Microsoft's next OS seems on track for completion

Supreme Court justices hold stock in tech vendors, other firms

Justices' financial disclosure forms aren't available online, Fix the Court says

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Microsoft unloads Windows 10, Office, and Skype news ahead of holiday weekend

Here's what Microsoft announced regarding Windows 10, Office 2016, and Skype just before the July 4th weekend.

Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

The new operating system is nearing its final release

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The Internet of Things will actually exceed its hype

The potential economic impact of the IoT will be a staggering $4 trillion to $11 trillion a year by 2025, says a new report.

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Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.

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Security threats, hackers and shadow IT still plague health IT

New analyses of security posture in the fast-growing health-tech market highlight the challenges posed by both external threats and unauthorized cloud applications.

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IT pros express major concerns on the security landscape

Some sobering reading from this recent IT security survey, but also some comfort that more are following pragmatic approaches.

Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter

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Navy goes all-in on 3D printing technology

The Office of Naval Research will on July 15 detail its Quality Metal Additive Manufacturing (Quality MADE) program that will aim to “develop and integrate the suite of additive manufacturing software and hardware tools required to...

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