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Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber is now a driverless vehicle, after CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday.

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10 screen-sharing apps offer easy collaboration

These 10 apps let you video chat, message, share screens and collaborate in real time with your co-workers.

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Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger

Facebook must pay a €110 million (US$123 million) for misleading the European Commission during an investigation of its takeover of WhatsApp.

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Google adds smart reply to Gmail for iOS, Android

Google is making it easier for people to dash off a quick email reply from Gmail on their smartphones. The Smart Reply feature, which offers a handful of contextually-aware, computer-generated responses, is coming to Google’s flagship...

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Fitbit ranks the fittest countries and U.S. cities

Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its game.

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Google moves Android out of the app and into the auto with Volvo, Audi partnerships

Google has announced new partnerships with Audi and Volvo to deliver an Android-powered console and infotainment system built into their cars.

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Lyft riders may get early taste of self-driving tech from Google's Waymo

Cars driving for ride-hailing service Lyft may soon sport lidar sensors alongside the pink logo and Amp dash display.

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WWDC wish list: What we’d like from the Siri Speaker

Impeccable security, more third-party integrations, and a camera that turns off easily are on the top of our list.

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Digital transformation: How inline photo systems drive business value

IT teams need to find a way to leverage inline photo management and mobile platforms to effectively drive business value and reduce liability.

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Escape from Flatland: Microsoft’s new UI approach

Microsoft's Fluid Design System concept will help developers create apps for a multitude of systems and input types

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Why you need to stop comparing Snap to Facebook

Snap’s short life as a public company took a turn for the worse this week. While dramatic slides in value aren’t unprecedented for new publicly traded social firms, Snap does have some perception problems to address.

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How an AI caddie could improve your golf game

Arccos Golf is leveraging the data generated by its golf performance tracking system to provide a subscription-based artificial intelligence caddie to help golfers make data-driven decisions on the course.

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Uber offers taxi service, not software as a service, says EU court official

Uber operates a transport service, not a software service, and so can be subject to taxi licensing regulations, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has advised.

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Microsoft's big data solves golf's mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

Microsoft showed the Arccos Caddie app at build to demonstrate the data-crunching powers of its Azure cloud service—in this case, collecting data to help you play better golf.

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Apple quietly acquires Beddit’s sleep-tracking monitor and iOS app

Beddit uses a $150 sleep monitor to track your sleeping patterns, down to how much you snore.

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3 top travel apps worth revisiting

TripAdvisor, Kayak, and TripIt have been around for years. But they keep getting more powerful and more useful with new features.

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Why some people are willing to pay for a mobile app

A look at who will and who won’t pay for an app and what it means for mobile app developers.

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UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

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