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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

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

Supreme Court justices hold stock in tech vendors, other firms

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

Intel shuffles ranks, President Renée James to exit

James will pursue a CEO role elsewhere

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 2

Line up for IPv4 addresses... HP makes PC/enterprise split official... PayPal to buy money transfer service Xoom

After Uber ruling, pressure mounts on companies to reclassify contractors

New suits claim the contract workers are in effect employees

PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890 million

The deal comes as PayPal prepares to split itself off from parent company eBay

Skype for Business preview adds support for massive meetings, cloud-based phone administration

Businesses can begin testing the new features now, with a full release expected later this year

HP enterprise chief Bill Veghte to depart before company split

He's executive VP of the HP Enterprise Group, a $28 billion division that sells the company's servers, network and storage gear

Apple loses e-book antitrust appeal

The federal appeals court ruling is another setback in the company's attempt to justify its e-book sales practices

Gartner lowers its IT spending forecast, but says activity remains high

The strong dollar and the move to cloud-based services are affecting buying choices

Microsoft hands some of the reins for its display ad business to AOL

The deal comes alongside an expanded partnership with AppExchange for programmatic ad sales

Microsoft parental control update causes consternation among parents

An update to this free parental control product left some long-time users in the lurch

skype for business desktop sharing

A look at the new Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015

Most of the action happens behind the scenes, in the server-side plumbing.

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Review: Skype for Business pros & cons (video)

Reviewer Jonathan Hassell highlights some of the good features and things to watch out for in Microsoft's Skype for Business software/service.

Former Qualcomm exec sentenced for insider trading

Wang orchestrated a multi-year insider trading scheme while a top official at the company, the DOJ says

IBM Power Systems GM: Big scale and big data demand OpenPower

According to the conventional wisdom, Power was another victim – along with SPARC and, to a lesser extent, ARM – of the inexorable march of the commodity x86 server. But IBM seems to have halted the Power architecture’s slide.

Facebook like Google makes scant progress in hiring blacks, women

Other tech companies are also struggling to have a more diverse work force

coal plant to data center

Coal plant fires, Google hires

Google is building a $600 million data center on the grounds of a soon-to-close coal plant in northeastern Alabama. The project may create an iconic image of the shifts in the economy.

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