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Uber can't sweep exec's revenge campaign under the car mat

Consumers, by and large, are trusting online companies to handle their personal data with at least a modicum of respect and privacy. That attitude could change in a flash — just ask Target.

'Facebook at Work' looks to compete with Microsoft Office, others

Facebook could soon compete with Microsoft Office, LinkedIn and Google Drive on workplace collaboration tools, according to a company source who was not authorized to speak on the matter.

Snapchat's Snapcash feature lets users send money via Square

First, it was photos then video text. Now, add money to the list of things people can send to each other via the Snapchat app.

Shots celebrates 1-year anniversary; photo app has millions of users

When John Shahidi and his brother, Sam, set out to make Shots, a photo sharing app, their primary focus was on making it a bully-free, safe haven for users -- and it appears they've succeeded.

Spotify partners with Uber to enable your soundtrack to follow you

In a deal with Uber announced Monday, the music-streaming service Spotify will let paid subscribers queue up a personal playlist on their smartphone and expect their tracks to be playing when they climb into the car.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel says first ads did well without targeting

Countering critics in the advertising industry, Snapchat’s chief executive said that the first two ads on the content-sharing app have been very effective.

Facebook changes News Feed to show fewer promotional page posts

The latest change made to Facebook’s News Feed comes not off the back of complaints about paid advertising, but off page posts that “feel too promotional,” according to an update on the Facebook blog.

Twitter bonds rated as junk

A day after announcing plans to increase the growth of its user base, Twitter received a junk rating on its bonds from the independent credit risk ratings service Standard and Poor’s.

Reddit's chief executive resigns, co-founder returns to helm

Reddit's chief executive, Yishan Wong, has resigned after 2-1/2 years with the company, the online media powerhouse announced Thursday.

Facebook simplifies privacy policy

Facebook has simplified and shortened its privacy policy by more than two thirds in hopes of getting its 1.35 billion users to read and understand how it targets advertisements to them.

Outlook grim for U.S. consumer tablet market as holidays draw near

The U.S. tablet market posted an 8% decline in revenue during the back-to-school season, leaving the once-thriving product category in a tough spot as the holidays draw near. 

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.

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