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New York City strikes Uber deal

A deal has been struck between New York City and Uber on the eve of a City Council vote that could have placed a cap on the number of cars the ride-hailing company can have on the streets of the nation's largest city.

Tech review: Best bluetooth keyboards

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. After testing 20 Bluetooth keyboards with a four-person panel, and using our favorites for months of daily work, we found the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard K810/K811 (Windows/Mac) is the best...

Is Flipagram Los Angeles' latest breakout app start-up?

Snapchat, Tinder and Whisper get rattled off in the Los Angeles technology community as the area's biggest app start-ups.

When 'Black Twitter' sounds like 'White Twitter'

Tyga, a rapper best known for his 2011 hit "Rack City," is fighting allegations of an affair with a porn actress. Last week, a gossip site posted images of text messages between the two and nude pictures of Tyga, and as expected, Black Twitter has been all over it. But because the actress in question...

Reddit a tough sell for advertisers

Ellen Pao quit as interim chief executive at Reddit on Friday because, she said, she couldn't meet short-term revenue goals the board of directors had set.

Nearly all operating profit in smartphone business goes to Apple

During the first three months of the year, Samsung sold a lot more smartphones than No. 2 Apple - 30% more - but reaped just $1 in phone-related operating profit for every $6 Apple did.

Twitter removes flickering videos criticized by epilepsy organization

Twitter thought the bright flashes of two short videos it posted via Vine would attract viewers. An epilepsy support group in Britain thought the flickers would cause seizures.

Ellen Pao resigns as interim CEO of Reddit after week of intense criticism

Ellen Pao resigned as Reddit's interim chief executive on Friday, one week after the firing of a popular employee led many of the forum site's moderators to stage a revolt.

Yahoo introduces betting to its fantasy sports

Yahoo Sports has raised the stakes for fans of its fantasy leagues, launching a daily and weekly betting service that could introduce tens of millions of people to legalized online sports gambling.

NYSE,, United Airlines: Rash of technical outages hit all at once

First, United Airlines had a "network connectivity" issue that grounded all its planes for over an hour. Then, the New York Stock Exchange halted trading. And around the same time, the website of the Wall Street Journal went down.

Ed-tech start-ups envision L.A. as a hub for the growing sector

The Los Angeles tech scene has spawned numerous e-commerce websites, dating and messaging apps, and online video companies, but a growing contingent of start-ups wants the attention to shift to a new sector: educational technology.

Riot Games invests $30 million in Curse to help online gamers talk

Los Angeles video game company Riot Games has invested $30 million in Curse, a voice-communication platform that enables online gamers to talk to each other while they play.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg joins SurveyMonkey's board of directors

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has taken a seat on the board of directors at SurveyMonkey, her late husband's online survey and polling company, the Palo Alto, Calif., polling firm announced Monday.

A tip for start-ups: Don't go public without profits

There are two kinds of rants that just about every public company chief executive loves to deliver. The first is about the company's stock price: It's never high enough! The second is about Wall Street investors' obsession with quarterly earnings reports: They don't appreciate our long-term vision!

Seller of digital eavesdropping software gets hacked

HackingTeam, an Italian company that helps law enforcement hack into digital networks, has apparently been hacked itself.

Here's why Reddit users have shut down sections of the popular site

Some of San Francisco-based Reddit's most popular content remained hidden from its users on Friday as the heavily trafficked site's volunteer moderators staged a massive protest after the firing of a beloved employee.

Snapchat deletes a distinctive feature and makes it easier to add friends

Snapchat is removing a cumbersome feature and making it easier to add friends on its app.

2 Uber executives ordered to stand trial in France

Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial to face charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.

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