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Uber suspends low-cost service in France in the name of safety

Ride-sharing company halts UberPop -- the subject of riots by taxi drivers last week -- until a French court decides whether it's constitutional.

By July 3, 2015

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Terminator: Meet the organisation trying to stop killer robots

Forget the battling T-800s of "Terminator: Genisys" -- the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns that the lethal machines of the future are more frighteningly close to home.

By July 3, 2015

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French anti-Uber taxi protest ensnares singer Courtney Love

The loudest protest so far against smartphone-era car services involves burning tires, blocked traffic, riot police and an assault on a celebrity taking an Uber ride from the airport.

By June 25, 2015

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UK's biggest tech retailer joins forces with Sprint to open 500 stores in US

A joint venture between Dixons Carphone and Sprint will expand the carrier's retail operation in the US.

By July 2, 2015

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Drones deliver abortion pills to women in Poland

Drones have been used to deliver abortion drugs to women in Poland in a protest against Poland's pregnancy termination laws.

By June 30, 2015

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Uber executives taken into custody in France

Days after violent cabbie protests in France, tension between the ride-hailing service and the authorities continues to grow.

By June 29, 2015

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Even Apple and Facebook can suffer from a bad rep, report says

It's not just products and services that can color a company's reputation. How it handles sensitive issues can also affect public perception.

By June 30, 2015

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Taylor Swift to Apple: OK, let's rock!

In a tweet, the pop star says fans will be able to stream her chart-topping "1989" album on Apple Music, after her complaint about a royalty loophole made the tech giant change its tune.

By June 25, 2015

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Marissa Mayer still trying to return Yahoo 'to greatness'

The Internet giant's chief executive, who celebrates her third anniversary as CEO in July, talks about where Yahoo is headed during today's shareholders meeting. The goal is to "build ourselves a future."

By June 24, 2015

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Awakened Philae lander could be working on comet surface again next week

After hibernating through winter and spring, the Philae probe is finally awake and could be ready to resume experiments soon.

By June 15, 2015