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Alibaba, and the monopoly effect

Alibaba's blockbuster IPO last week is a reminder that Chinese tech firms have a distinct advantage as they become more global. Called the eBay and Amazon of China, Alibaba is poised to move into global markets, as are the two other Read More →

Google eases up on Google+ push

Is a recent move by Google a hint at its social network's future? The company is no longer requiring new Gmail users to sign up for Google+. In a statement to the Telegraph, Google said the "signup experience" was Read More →

Apple’s new privacy campaign — and dig at Google

Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process. As the company launches new products and Read More →

Get ready for more self-driving cars in California

Get ready to see more self-driving cars on California roadways: The state Department of Motor Vehicles said this week that it’s issued autonomous-vehicle testing permits to three companies. And more may be in the wings. The first permits went to Mercedes-Benz Read More →

Yelp pays $450,000 fine to settle FTC child privacy violation

Yelp has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges, according to the federal agency. Yelp's fine is the latest in the FTC's crackdown on children's privacy violations in mobile apps. The agency Read More →

Is it time for a U.S. agency dedicated to robotics?

We've got cars without drivers out there. Companies are testing drone delivery. Specialized robots are being used inside and outside factories. Ethical, societal and legal concerns surrounding automation and robotics abound. So a new Brookings Institute report says it's Read More →
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