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Yahoo to spin off its stake in Alibaba

Yahoo's fourth quarter 2014 sales and earnings both dropped

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 27

Apple's financials on tap ... IBM says it's not laying off a quarter of its workforce ... and more


China signals censors will continue to crack down on VPN services

The country has been disrupting VPN services, which can allow users to view the Internet unfiltered

Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries

Users in various locations worldwide reported an outage in service

States threaten lawsuit against Obama's municipal broadband plan

The FCC doesn't have the authority to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, state groups say

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 26

Coinbase to open regulated Bitcoin exchange ... Malaysia Airlines hacked ... Wikileaks says Google passed data to U.S. ... and more news

China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites

Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 23

Box shares start trading ... EU wants encryption keys ... Uber agrees to get a license ... and more

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for January 22

Ford drives into the Valley ... Oracle promises cheaper hardware ... Samsung-Blackberry deal still in play ... and more

BlackBerry wants to mandate app developers to make apps for its platform

CEO John Chen wants net neutrality to be mandated at the content and application layer

Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington

Republican net neutrality proposal falls short, critics say

A draft bill from Republicans would limit the FCC's ability to act on future net neutrality violations, witnesses tell lawmakers

Calls for ISPs to filter content could be illegal, EU council documents suggest

This is the first time there is official recognition of the possible illegality of blocking measures, civil rights group EDRi said

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 21

Big day for Windows 10 ... Ellison's on stage for data center unveiling ... Net neutrality gets more presidential firepower ... and more

Don't blame sharks for Asian Internet problems, experts say

Online rumors attribute problems with the Asia America Gateway cable to sharks

Dish found not to infringe Fox's copyright by letting users stream programs

The Judge refused to accept a ruling on Aereo as a precedent

Obama promises to promote net neutrality, broadband

Obama also called for a new package of cybersecurity legislation in his State of the Union speech

Google, Fidelity invest $1 billion in Elon Musk's SpaceX

Google and Fidelity now jointly own just under 10 percent of SpaceX

Facebook to limit content flagged as false in news feeds

Posts that have been flagged by users will appear less prominently

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