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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


Five smartphones to look forward to

The second half of 2015 looks as exciting as the first for smartphone buyers

Ad fraud Trojan updates Flash Player so that other malware can't get in

Despite being distributed through exploit kits, the Kovter Trojan appears to be ruining their business by patching valuable flaws

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

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Inside new Windows 10 and Office 2016 previews galore

Microsoft has released no less than five new Windows 10 and Office 2016 preview builds over the past week as July 29 draws nigh.

Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco's Unified Communications Domain Manager software contains a privileged account with a static password that can't be deleted or changed

IT firms' cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent

Servers are in high demand as cloud gear sales outpace those of other IT equipment

Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

The Shanghai Consumer Council is demanding that Samsung make the bloatware removable

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

Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins

Hands-on: Windows 10's latest build feels close to finished

With just a month left until Windows 10's public launch, Microsoft's next OS seems on track for completion

Supreme Court justices hold stock in tech vendors, other firms

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

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Microsoft confirms 'waves' roll-out of Windows 10

While at least some Insider participants -- perhaps all -- will get the final build on Wednesday, July 29, others eligible for the free upgrade will have to wait as Microsoft slowly expands distribution.

How Instagram spots a trend

Instagram relies on simple automated analysis of hashtags to understand the hot topics among its users

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There's even an app for dogs and cats scared of fireworks

Fireworks and other loud noises account for nearly 20% of missing pets, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

The new operating system is nearing its final release

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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GM to offer teen driver tracking to parents

GM today announced it will be rolling out a “Teen Driver” system that will allow parents to see data about their teens' driving time, from whether they were wearing a seat belt to how fast they were driving.

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