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Google's 'biggest search competitor' is Amazon, says former CEO

Google has competitors in all of tech's largest companies, but the one former CEO Eric Schmidt is watching the most is Amazon.<p>Schmidt, who now serves as chairman of Google's board of directors, said Amazon is his company's No. 1 rival when it comes to search, thanks to Amazon's active e-commerce …

eCommerce

Europe’s big challenge: Creating a digital single market

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Union Council President, made expanding economic growth and jobs the number-one priority of his campaign …

Active moon volcanos in geologically recent times

Last volcanic activity on moon thought to be a billion years ago. Now small lava flows on moon’s dark plains suggest activity as recently as 50 …

Astronomy

Bitcoin evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos wows Canada's Senate Committee on Banking

As regulators around the world attempt to get a handle on the emerging virtual- and crypto-currency phenomenon, today, Canada’s Senate Committee on …

Marissa Mayer's plan to turn Tumblr into YouTube is bold and smart. Too bad it's probably not going to work.

When I first read Business Insider's report that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer plans to turn Tumblr into YouTube, my first reaction was, "Wait, what?" …

Apple Pay Setup Process Revealed as Retail Employees and Partners Begin Training

Apple has begun preparing its retail employees and retail partners for the upcoming launch of its Apple Pay mobile payments service with a host of new training materials that show the feature in action, reports <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>Users will be able to set up Apple Pay in Passbook or through the Settings app, …

In a head-to-head quiz, Google Now crushes Siri and Cortana

There is nothing sweeter than pulling out your phone, asking it a question, and getting back the one obscure piece of information you need to settle a debate or win a drunken bet. Smartphones from Google, Apple, and Microsoft all offer a personal assistant who claims to be flush with knowledge …

Dropbox bug wipes some users' files from the cloud

Cautious types will frequently tell you not to rely on cloud storage as your only backup, and a handful of internet denizens have just learned this the hard way. Dropbox has confirmed that a bug in some older versions of its desktop apps deleted the files of some people who turned on Selective …

Inside Germany's startup factory: Rocket Internet built Helpling into a global company in 9 months

In a freshly renovated office building in central Berlin, dozens of employees gathered on a late August afternoon to celebrate the opening of Helpling’s new headquarters.<p>For the most part, it was a scene right of a screenplay about Silicon Valley. Long wooden tables were covered with empty beer …