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Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit

OAKLAND, Calif. - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. judge said on Wednesday.Full article

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Uber suspends operations in Nevada

As of 11/27/2014 8:51 PM
Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Full article

Behind Google's Europe woes, American accents

As of 11/27/2014 5:36 PM
BRUSSELS - When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an ageing Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants. Full article

EU watchdogs to apply 'right to be forgotten' rule on Web worldwide

As of 11/27/2014 9:13 AM
BRUSSELS - European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court. Full article

Spotify turns up volume as losses fall

As of 11/26/2014 3:29 PM
STOCKHOLM - The world's biggest music streaming service, Spotify, announced Tuesday its revenue grew by 74 percent in 2013 while net losses shrank by one third, in a year of spectacular expansion. Full article

BlackBerry offers iPhone users cash to switch to Passport

As of 11/26/2014 11:18 AM
IPhone users, would you switch to BlackBerry Passport if you were offered cash? Full article

Sony Pictures computer system down after reported hack

As of 11/26/2014 10:51 AM
Sony Pictures Entertainment said its computer system was down for a second day on Tuesday, following media reports of a major hacking attack aimed at the film and television studio.   Full article

Microsoft to pay China $140M for 'tax evasion'

As of 11/26/2014 9:40 AM
China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on U.S. corporations doing business there. Full article

Twitter in talks to buy Justin Bieber-backed selfie app

As of 11/26/2014 9:31 AM
Twitter Inc is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie photo-sharing app, CNBC reported, citing a source close to the Justin Bieber-backed company. Full article

Sony to cut TV, smartphone lineup

As of 11/25/2014 5:27 PM
TOKYO - Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Full article

Samsung Electronics wins $3-B Vietnam project license

As of 11/25/2014 12:05 PM
HANOI - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has secured a license to invest $3 billion to expand its production in northern Vietnam, the Vietnamese government said. Full article