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Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Governments of many nations are increasingly asking Google to hand over information on its users

FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says

Google wants to fly drones above New Mexico

The company is planning a six-month trial of Internet delivery via drone

Microsoft bringing more mobile, cloud products to China with new subsidiary

Microsoft has recently been facing regulatory obstacles in China

Netflix will launch on French telco's set-top boxes

A local competitor tried to steal Netflix' thunder with the launch of its own video-on-demand service on the Netflix launched in France

Shop Direct: Experimentation is key to delivering ecommerce innovation

How Shop Direct transformed from a catalogue retailer to a profitable online retailer

California regulators say Uber, Lyft and Sidecar's car-pool services are illegal

Drivers can't carry multiple passengers while charging individual fares, the Public Utilities Commission said

Google offers $100,000 cloud credit for startups

Qualified startups will also get tech support

Swedish ISP urges European Commission to end 'illegal data retention'

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority made an 180 degree turn, and started enforcing the data retention law again

HP buys cloud provider Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos to lead HP Cloud

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will head HP's Helion cloud services and software

NFL collaboration software looks for a win with businesses

PlayerLync technology, which helped the NFL migrate to digital playbooks, is now being applied to the enterprise

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

The project aims to improve how open source software is developed and consumed

Update: Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

Minecraft pioneer Markus Persson say it is not about the money but his sanity

Two of London's most promising startups to play key role on Apple Watch and iOS 8

Citymapper and Swiftkey could find themselves hitting the big leagues when new Apple products go on sale

Most senior executives happy with results of big data projects

Investments in big data are paying off

Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital technology is used by media companies, government agencies and sports organizations for a variety of applications

Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

Fabrix sells software for cloud DVRs and video on demand

Google acquires online survey specialist Polar

The Polar team will be joining the Google+ team

Yahoo says it faced $250,000 daily fines for defying US surveillance requests

Yahoo's disclosure comes amid newly unsealed court documents

Responding to critics, Google makes Drive, Docs suite more accessible for the blind

The improvements include smoother interaction with third-party screen readers and more keyboard navigation capabilities


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