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Bitcoin glitch expected to abate as software upgrades continue

The software clients at risk are those that use Simple Payment Verification, said

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

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

Reddit sections go dark after exit of staffer

Some moderators claim they should have been consulted

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Yahoo is keeping its options open and testing search with a number of partners.

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Why integrated social suites are failing marketers

The central argument for an integrated marketing suite, such as those from Abobe and Salesforce, has yet to be made, yet most marketers think a social suite is the way to go -- but they couldn’t be more wrong.

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

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Config error at Boston-area hosting company takes down Reddit, others

A Boston-area hosting provider briefly knocked several large services and websites dependent on Amazon and AWS offline on Tuesday night, thanks to a configuration error.

After Uber ruling, pressure mounts on companies to reclassify contractors

New suits claim the contract workers are in effect employees

In Japan, Uber dons white gloves to battle an elegant rival

A small group of foreign and domestic firms is trying to improve on Japanese taxi services

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Securing the ‘Net – at what price?

In an open letter to President Obama, one security expert contends that Internet security could come close to 100% for $4 billion. Fellow experts agree that massive improvement is possible - for considerably less than $4 billion - but...

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How Terapeak grew from 0 to 300,000 customers in 18 months

We take a look at how Terapeak, who thousands of the world’s most successful sellers on eBay and Amazon rely on to discover what products are about to jump off the shelves, what prices to charge, and what their competitors are doing,...

PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890 million

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

Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it

Called Suggested Videos, a new feed will appear first on iOS, showing both partner content and ads

Want an IPv4 address? Get in line

North America's Internet registry has started a waiting list for requests it can't fulfill

African e-tailers deploy antifraud systems to gain trust, boost online payments

There is still reluctance among users in the region to pay online in advance of goods received

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 1

Court says NSA can keep collecting phone records... Vandals cut cables again... Leap second largely trouble-free

Leap second causes Internet hiccup, particularly in Brazil

More than 2,000 networks crashed, but most recovered quickly, according to Dyn

Sony launches crowdfunding site, e-paper remote control

First Flight is a platform designed to take in-house ideas from the planning stage to initial sales

Zuckerberg wants to be the Stephen Hawking of social relations

What makes humans social? Facebook's CEO wants to know.

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