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Fitbit takes first steps toward initial public offering

The wearable fitness device company is counting on investor enthusiasm for its step-tracking tech to help it raise $100 million.

By May 7, 2015

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NYC mayor backs tech initiatives with big bucks

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio says he sees the tech industry as the great social equalizer. And he announces funding for new initiatives in broadband deployment and education.

By May 4, 2015

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Mozilla overhauls Firefox smartphone plan to focus on quality, not cost

After its $25 phones fail to dent the dominance of Google and Apple, the Firefox backer will try to compete using technological superiority -- and maybe by adding key Android apps, too.

By May 22, 2015

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Uber homes in on safety initiatives amid concerns

After a series of allegations of Uber drivers committing rape and other crimes against passengers, the ride-hailing company expands on its safety measures.

By March 25, 2015

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Two women, desperate for original selfie, carve initials into Rome's Colosseum

Technically Incorrect: Two Californian women are arrested after defacing the landmark's walls with a coin. Bystanders report them to police.

By March 10, 2015

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Obama's data-breach initiative has privacy advocates optimistic, cautious

Proposed legislation would establish a national standard for how companies respond to data breaches, with advocates on both sides of the issue supportive of the concept.

By January 13, 2015

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Google's Android One initiative launches in India with three $100 phones

The search giant's plan for conquering the cost-conscious hardware space bears fruit with three new devices -- Spice, Micromax, and Karbonn -- from India-based handset makers.

By September 15, 2014

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Ford sells sustainability to China with MyEnergi Lifestyle pilot

Ford has launched its MyEnergi Lifestyle sustainability program at CES Asia, selling the message of renewable energy, efficient vehicles and lower energy bills to Chinese consumers.

By May 24, 2015

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Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative

The peer-to-peer home rental service works with hosts in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., to provide emergency housing.

By July 29, 2014

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha not as high end as initially thought, leak shows

The device, which was believed to be the new high-end smartphone for Samsung, will apparently come with a 720p display, rather than the 1080p some had expected.

By July 28, 2014