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Hilton to replace hotel room keys with smartphones

Hilton announces an initiative that will let guests access their rooms using their smartphones while relegating key cards to the history bin.

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Apple said to be buying Google-backed Swell for $30M

The Swell podcast-streaming app, which learns what you like and don't like, reportedly will be shut down as part of the $30 million deal.

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NYC gets Lyft ride-sharing, but without the sharing

Lyft finally rolls out in New York City boroughs, but with commercially licensed drivers behind the wheel, not ordinary people.

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HP settles with Chubby Checker over manhood-length app

After the famous singer brought a lawsuit accusing a Palm app of trademark infringement, the two parties come to an agreement.

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Apple-IBM partnership: Microsoft today, Google tomorrow

Commentary: The new partnership between Apple and IBM will help, in the short term, to get more Apple's products into corporations. In the longer term, it could help Apple's cloud efforts as well.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 19: CEO of Salesforce.com Mark Benioff participates in a Dreamforce 2013 Fireside Chat at Moscone Center on November 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: The big giver

Q&A: Not your typical 6-foot, 5-inch multibillionaire, Benioff is urging his tech brethren to follow his philanthropic example and give more to their communities.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30:  A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google X project has lofty goal: Prevent disease

Google's audacious research arm has already invested in driverless cars and Wi-Fi balloons. Now a new "moon shot" will try to tackle health care by examining what it means to be healthy.

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Tech Retrospect: Fire Phone reviewed and Apple opens Yosemite

There's a new superphone in town. Is it worth your money? Also, Apple's got a new beta for you. That and more in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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Pinterest's workforce is mostly white and male too

While the vast majority of the social network's users are women, only 19 percent of the company's leadership is female.

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Colbert grills Tim Draper about his six Californias initiative

The architect of the plan to break California into six separate states faces a hilarious line of questioning from the Comedy Central talk show host.

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Microsoft moves Yammer crew into Office 365 team; co-founder leaves

Microsoft has been equipping Office 365 with functions from the business-oriented social network it bought in 2012. Now Yammer staff will be part of the Office 365 development team.

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Can Android do for wearables what Apple did for smartphones? (The Next Big Thing, Episode 8)

Google makes a play to be the center of the wearable universe, cars that communicate to each other, and what beacons in your favorite store can do for you.

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