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Uber to launch carpooling service in Los Angeles on Thursday

Uber will launch its carpooling service, UberPool, in Los Angeles on Thursday, the ride-hailing company announced Wednesday morning.

BlackBerry suit claims Ryan Seacrest-backed company copied its keyboard

Last year, smartphone maker BlackBerry filed a lawsuit against a Ryan Seacrest-backed start-up that was selling the Typo 1, a BlackBerry-like physical keyboard that can be clipped to an iPhone.

Without naming names, Apple's Tim Cook jabs companies that sell user data

Why did the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Yahoo decline invitations to attend President Obama’s speech at Stanford’s cybersecurity conference? Only they know for sure.

Uber to introduce panic button inside app

Ride-hailing service Uber plans to add a panic button to its mobile app that will alert the police if the rider feels threatened, an Uber regional manager told the Chicago Sun Times on Thursday.

Here's how to pick an heir for your Facebook account

Facebook is making it easier for your account to live on even after you die.

Congress probing White House role in FCC chief's net-neutrality plan

Two congressional committees have launched investigations into whether the White House improperly influenced the net-neutrality proposal released last week by the head of the Federal Communications Commission.

Twitter's revenue nearly doubles but user growth is weak

Twitter’s revenue almost doubled in the fourth quarter compared with a year earlier, but that increase was overshadowed by the company’s slowing user growth.

Google removed more than 524 million 'bad' ads last year

Google cracked down on unscrupulous advertisers last year, disabling more than 524 million bad ads and banning more than 214,000 advertisers who were misusing ads for harmful or deceptive purposes.

FCC chairman proposes tough net neutrality rules

The head of the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that he is proposing tough new rules governing online traffic that would regulate Internet service like a public utility but modernize the oversight "for the 21st century."

Tech economy is booming with no bubble burst in sight, report says

Silicon Valley’s economy is booming, according to the Silicon Valley Index, an annual analysis of the region’s job creation, growth rate, earnings and capital investments. And, in comforting news for investors, it shows no signs of slowing down.

TechDay start-up expo coming to Los Angeles, free to attendees

A sprawling showcase of tech start-ups expects to draw more than 5,500 people in June to its first Los Angeles event.

Google revenue falls short as competition on mobile intensifies

Google Inc. is struggling to accelerate sales growth as its advertising business faces more competition on mobile devices.

FCC votes to define broadband as 25 megabits per second or higher

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to change the definition of broadband Internet to connection speeds of 25 megabits per second or higher, up from the previous standard of 4 megabits.

Sony to end Music Unlimited service, teams up with Spotify

Sony will shut down its Music Unlimited digital subscription service and debut a Spotify-powered music service to its 64 million PlayStation Network users, the company announced Wednesday.

Thanks to iPhone 6, Apple killing it in China amid stiff competition

The frenzy for Apple products was apparent when I was traveling in China two months ago.

Yahoo to spin off Alibaba stake into separate company

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that will let Yahoo avoid paying billions in future taxes.

NFL launches YouTube channel featuring highlight videos

The National Football League and YouTube launched a new video channel Monday that will bring just about everything except live games to tablets, smartphones and computers.

Sling TV: High-quality video streams, with some notable trade-offs

Dish Network's new Sling TV service, which starts rolling out this week, is an unapologetically niche product. If you're looking for a streaming video service that's a perfect substitute for cable or satellite TV, Sling TV isn't it. At this point, nothing is.

California DMV says Uber, Lyft, Sidecar cars need commercial plates

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ride-hailing service drivers make money with their cars. So should they be required to carry commercial license plates? The California Department of Motor Vehicles says yes.

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