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ShopRunner could be Alibaba’s Trojan horse in a future challenge to Amazon

To read Alibaba’s recently filed IPO prospectus, you’d think that the e-commerce giant is focused primarily on beefing up its China businesses, with little interest in challenging those who dominate US e-commerce on their own turf.<p>But there are clues that this might not be the case, as we outlined …

UberX Drivers Protest Outside Uber Headquarters

Nearly 100 disgruntled UberX drivers gathered outside Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco on Thursday to demand better pay and treatment from one of …

iOS 8: Apple considers moving iTunes Radio to its own app to boost usage

In an effort to boost usage of its new streaming music service that launched alongside iOS 7 last fall, Apple is considering changes to iTunes Radio. The Cupertino company is now testing iTunes Radio as a standalone application with iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans. iTunes Radio …

Technology Must Prevent Texting While Driving, Say Doctors

Note: DO NOT read this story on your cellphone while driving.<p>Cellphones are responsible for a quarter of all accidents in the U.S. Texting is particularly bad, since it serves as both a mental and visual distraction. One study found that texting makes an accident up to 23 times more likely. Enough …

Air Force space plane X-37B passes 400 days in orbit

The U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane has now circled Earth for more than 400 days on a hush-hush mission that is creeping closer and closer to the vehicle's orbital longevity record.<p>The X-37B spacecraft launched on Dec. 11, 2012, meaning that it has been aloft for 413 days as of Tuesday …

Space Exploration

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

New Gmail Feature Allows Anyone On Google+ To Email You & Vice Versa, But Opt Out Is Provided

Google is today making a change to Gmail that will further bake in Google+ to its webmail product in a way that’s actually somewhat practical, though also potentially invasive. Going forward, you’ll now be able to directly email your Google+ contacts from Gmail, even if you don’t know their email …