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Uber Will Send Optimus Prime To Pick You Up In These 3 Cities

Transformers fans and Uber users in Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles now have the chance to get a ride from the legendary Optimus Prime.<p>Uber announced on its blog on Monday that it would be rolling out a partnership with the Transformers franchise leading up to the June 27 release of the newest …

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SanDisk to buy flash maker Fusion-io for $1.1B

SanDisk has signed a deal to acquire fellow flash memory maker Fusion-io, the companies said Monday.<p>The all-cash deal values Fusion-io at $11.25 a share, or $1.1 billion, which represents a 21 percent premium over Fusion-io's Friday closing price. Fusion-io shares are up nearly 25 percent to $11.58 …

US government wants tighter controls for in-car navigation

Many are in favor of rules that prevent texting while driving, but in-car navigation is a murkier legal area -- how do you minimize distractions without limiting the ability to get from point A to point B? Like it or not, the US government may settle that debate before long. The proposed Grow …

Steve Wozniak's Troubled Company, Fusion-io, Is Being Rescued By A $1.1 Billion Acquisition

It agreed to pay $11.25 per share, a 21% premium over Fusion-io's stock price at the close of business Friday and a brilliant soft landing for Fusion-io, which spent 2013 in a tailspin.<p>Fusion-io was a 2011 IPO darling well known as the employer of Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, the company's chief …

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China lets slip Microsoft's Android patent licensing details

While Microsoft and Google are rivals in many arenas, Microsoft makes a substantial profit from patents used by Android vendors. However, despite Microsoft's commitment to transparency, these agreements have only been revealed in legal surroundings -- until now.<p>Patent licensing deals agreed upon …

Speech technology expert Nuance has reportedly held sale talks with Samsung

Nuance, a company whose reputation was built on its impressive speech-recognition technology, has reportedly held talks about a potential sale to Samsung. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> claims that Nuance has been in discussions with numerous suitors; aside from Samsung — already one of Nuance's many …