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Former Obama advisor ascends at Uber

David Plouffe is moving into a new role at Uber. The former Obama campaign whiz, brought into the quasi-taxi company last fall, is giving up his job as senior vice president of policy and communications.

Opponents of FCC's net neutrality rules ask court for partial stay

AT&T Inc. and other opponents of tough new federal net neutrality regulations asked a federal court on Wednesday to halt implementation of the most controversial provision until lawsuits challenging the rules are decided. 

'Minecraft' most-watched game on YouTube over last decade

Demand for “Minecraft” videos is huge. It’s the most-searched-for term on YouTube after "music."

Dodgers co-owner says virtual reality lets anyone enjoy best seat

Dodgers and Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber thinks he’s found a way for millions of people to share the best seat in a stadium. On Wednesday, he announced a multimillion-dollar investment, hoping to steer a new live stream virtual reality technology from testing to profit machine.

South Korean tech industry finds warm reception in L.A.

When a South Korean technology entrepreneur wanted to recruit computer programmers working in Seoul, he didn't load up on perks like a masseuse, sleeping pods or beer kegs. The most tantalizing benefit his start-up AKAStudy offered Koreans: a job in Los Angeles.

Flights with Fox's virtual-reality evangelist become unforgettable trips

An airplane ride with Ted Schilowitz, a futurist at 20th Century Fox, has become an unforgettable experience.

Verizon partners with Lyft to preload app on select Android phones

Verizon announced a partnership with on-demand transportation company Lyft on Thursday that will give Lyft drivers who are also Verizon customers discounts and perks, while also preloading the Lyft app onto select Verizon Android phones.

Tech's glass ceiling nearly four times harder for Asian Americans to crack

Asian Americans are often considered the “successful minority" in tech. But that success has limits.

Oculus VR's first consumer headset to go on sale in early 2016

Oculus VR, the Facebook-owned company best known for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, announced Wednesday that the first consumer version of the device will ship in the first quarter of 2016, with pre-orders available later this year.

Sheryl Sandberg pays tribute to late husband Dave Goldberg on Facebook

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg opened up about her late husband in a moving eulogy Tuesday.

Uber halts operations in Kansas, objecting to insurance requirements

Uber halted its service in Kansas on Tuesday afternoon after state legislators overrode the governor’s veto of a bill regulating on-demand transportation companies.

Meerkat broadcasting app adds a Facebook connection

Smartphone-video broadcasting app Meerkat has added several new features that could help it regain footing after being outshined by competitor Periscope over the last month.

Sprint customers get free Wi-Fi at 35 airports

Sprint cellphone customers are getting free Wi-Fi at 35 major U.S. airports.

Whisper, app with 10 million young users, attracting advertisers

The anonymous thought-sharing app Whisper has hired a president and signed its 10th advertiser as it tests how to turn the attention of its 10 million monthly users into revenue.

Russian lawmaker sees Apple's U2 album as gay 'propaganda'

A member of Russia's parliament has asked prosecutors to determine whether Apple violated Russia's ban on gay "propaganda" when it delivered U2's latest album to a half-billion iTunes users for free last year.

Apple Watch delivery slowed by faulty part, report says

Shipments of the highly anticipated Apple Watch are reportedly being slowed by a faulty component manufactured by one of Apple’s suppliers in China.

Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz has no women general partners

When Ellen Pao lost her discrimination suit last month, it didn’t end concern over the lack of women at the top levels of the venture capital industry. In fact, it turned up the heat.

Apple sees strong demand for iPhone, producing $13.6 billion in profit

Apple posted net income of $13.6 billion during the first three months of the year on top of stronger-than-expected demand for the iPhone, the company announced Monday.

Snapchat hires CNN political reporter Peter Hamby for news operation

CNN national political reporter Peter Hamby is joining Snapchat Inc. as head of news.

Apple earnings preview: iPhone 6 sales expected to lead strong quarter

Apple’s latest quarterly results on Monday are unlikely to top those from its blowout holiday quarter, but sales of the iPhone 6 should drive strong earnings gains compared with a year ago.

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