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Lyft launches corporate ride-sharing program to compete with Uber

Lyft, the ride-sharing service best known for the fluffy pink mustache its drivers attach to their vehicles’ grills, Thursday announced its move into corporate accounts with Lyft for Work. Companies will be able to buy Lyft credits employees can use commuting to and from work and...

Google gets new hearing in 'Innocence of Muslims' copyright case

Google Inc. will head back to federal appeals court over a controversial decision that forced the Internet giant to take down an anti-Muslim video earlier this year.

Americans say they've lost control over personal data, Pew study finds

Americans overwhelmingly feel they have lost control over their personal information, with a majority concerned about monitoring of their communications by the government and businesses, a new Pew Research Center survey finds.

Twitter, amid concern about growth, aims to convert lurkers into users

Twitter's numbers may not be as bad as they seem, says Chief Executive Dick Costolo.

Manything app allows Apple users to turn old devices into security cameras

Want to turn your iPhone into a home security camera? There’s an app for that.

DIY ethos fuels the Maker movement

Tinkerers of all ages gathered last weekend at SoCal Maker Con, a convention for "makers."

AT&T puts fiber optic investment on hold over net neutrality

AT&T will halt investments in its network of high-speed fiber optic Internet connections until federal regulators decide how to regulate Internet service providers.

We are all Makers

“We are all Makers…. it is genetically encoded within us,” says keynote speaker Gene Sherman at the first annual SoCal MakerCon, a convention for technology-based DIYers of all kinds.

Spotify CEO to musicians: Do you want 'zilch' or $2 billion?

An artist in the range of Taylor Swift could make more than $6 million a year from Spotify at its current size, the music streaming service’s chief executive said Tuesday in a rebuttal to the criticism he’s faced the past week.

Forget Black Friday: Alibaba's Singles Day sets online shopping record

Beijing mom Wang Rongrong is married, but each year she eagerly looks forward to China’s “Singles Day.”

Vine, Instagram ... Ocho? New video-sharing app tries 8-second market

A pair of New York City entrepreneurs frame what could be the next hit social-media website this way: Twitter gave consumers new respect for each and every word, and photos became a pastime on Instagram. But where can friends share quick videos?

U.S., China reach agreement on cutting tariffs on tech products

Calculators, semiconductors, medical equipment and cash registers: These products and other electronics are part of a wide-reaching U.S.-China deal to eliminate tariffs on tech products that backers say could generate up to $1 trillion in additional trade yearly.

Apple iPhones and iPads vulnerable to fake app attack

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a bug in Apple’s iOS that enables hackers to install fake applications on the iPhone and the iPad and steal sensitive data.

GoPro, months after IPO, unveils plan for $800-million stock offering

GoPro, the company behind high-definition action cameras, said it plans to raise an additional $800 million in a stock offering, and may use the cash for acquisitions and investments in other companies.

Obama calls on FCC to toughen proposed net-neutrality rules

President Obama on Monday called on federal regulators to toughen proposed net-neutrality rules for Internet traffic, including taking the controversial step of changing the way the law treats broadband providers so they are subject to stricter utility-like regulation.

Twitter teams with women's advocacy group to target online harassment

Twitter is teaming up with a women's advocacy group to fight female harassment on the popular social media platform.

Bono: Don't blame Spotify

Last month, Jimmy Buffett asked Spotify founder Daniel Ek for “a raise.” Earlier this week, Taylor Swift pulled all her music from the music streaming service.

Tinder matchmaking app evolves to moneymaking

Popular for its matchmaking ability, the rapidly growing dating app Tinder on Thursday launched its first effort at moneymaking.

Uber's latest pickup: Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley employees can add a new job perk to their list: The global financial services firm is one of the first major companies to reimburse staff who use Uber.

Hackers get personal with 'manual hijacking,' Google finds

When hackers target Google users' accounts, they get a lot closer than you might think, the company says. 

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