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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

The company has added two-factor authentication

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 27

Up Periscope: Twitter answers Meerkat... UN appoints privacy watchdog... Microsoft buys LiveLoop


Microsoft wants to make Powerpoint more Web-friendly, buys LiveLoop

The software giant continues to buy companies to strengthen its Office apps and services

At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans

In Japan, smartphone apps time spring's cherry blossoms

Smartphones are becoming indispensable for the national pastime of drinking under the pink petals

Fujitsu develops thin, solar-powered IoT beacon

The beacon can be rolled up and attached to curved surfaces

NTT DoCoMo rolls out smartphone-controlled wheelchairs in Japan

The move is part of a larger push to develop personal mobility vehicles connected to the Internet

Apple database acquisition could help improve performance of its services

FoundationDB's NoSQL technology lets the company grow its services and still keep users happy

Google said to prep billing payment service for Gmail

It could yield valuable e-commerce activity data for Google

Twitch hit by possible data breach, resets user passwords

Twitch is recommending users also change their passwords on other sites

Uber ties with Internet arm of large media group in India

The company is facing scrutiny from Indian regulators and bad publicity in the country after an alleged rape by one of its drivers

Orange Money deal with Airtel in West Africa part of expansion plan

The pact with Airtel fills a gap in the region

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 20

FTC staff pushed for Google antitrust suit... Target may pay $10 million to breach victims... Tesla update adding self-drive to cars

Leaked US antitrust report on Google adds weight to rivals' complaints

Google inflated rankings for its own services and scraped other companies' content, the report says

California bill would clamp down on AirBnB tax evaders

Proposed bill would also prohibit rentals in cities that have banned them

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Rakuten bolsters e-books by gobbling up distributor OverDrive

The acquisition gives Rakuten access to a growing education e-books market.

Uber sued for false advertising by California taxi companies

The taxi companies claim some of their potential customers choose Uber because of its allegedly false claims

Yahoo exits China, closing R&D center

The company reportedly is laying off between 200 and 300 workers

Mandrill warns attack may have exposed some data about email

The transactional email service said it doesn't believe data was stolen

AeroFS makes cloud collaboration free for up to 30 users

Security-focused service offers a private enterprise cloud with unlimited data

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