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Uber driver in India accused of rape is arrested by police

The last few months haven’t been great for peer-based ride sharing service Uber.<p>Last month the company caught heat for revealing that it had previously used its technology to track people without their consent, had a top executive suggest that Uber should use its tech to dig up dirt on journalists …

Sony Pictures is worried that North Korea hacked its computers

If you've been intrigued by the hack that took down Sony Pictures' computers, you've probably wondered who the self-proclaimed culprits, the "Guardians of Peace," might be. Are they disgruntled employees? Social activists? According to <i>Recode</i> sources, Sony is worried that they're actually North …

Airbnb to launch glossy magazine

Airbnb is moving beyond its internet roots into the world of publishing with the launch of a glossy quarterly magazine.<p>The apartment rental website – which sparked a social media storm earlier this year when its new logo was compared to genitalia – is launching the first edition of the magazine …

Uber Drivers Are Worried This New Spotify Deal Is Going To Ruin Their Ratings

According to The New York Times' Mike Issac, Uber and Spotify's partnership will give Uber customers the ability to listen to their favorite Spotify playlists during their ride. We don't know the exact details yet, but screenshots obtained by TechCrunch suggest that customers will be able to stream …

After two tries, Iliad gives up on T-Mobile acquisition

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Robert Kyllo<p>Scrappy French ISP Iliad may have a lot in common with U.S. carrier underdog T-Mobile, but …

Dutch police arrest four Uber drivers in Amsterdam

Despite working with authorities to legally launch its private and luxury car services in Amsterdam, Uber's regular taxi service, uberPOP, hasn't enjoyed a very warm welcome. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Dutch police yesterday arrested four drivers for using the Uber app to provide taxi services in the …

신의진 "수입게임 위주 e스포츠 문제" - 지디넷코리아

<세종=이도원, 김지만 기자>새누리당 신의진 교육문화체육관광위원회(교문위) 의원이 7일 문화체육관광부 국정감사를 통해 국가가 주도하는 세계 e스포츠 대회들이 수입게임 위주로 진행되고 있어 기존 취지와는 다른 방향으로 사업이 이어지고 있다고 지적했다.<p>​<p>신의진 의원은 국감 당일 문화체육관광부(문체부)로부터 제출받은 '제1회 세계e스포츠대회 사업계획서'를 인용해 이 같이 전했다.<p>​<p>해당 계획서에는 "국제e스포츠단체 협력 개최를 통한 우리나라 주도 e스포츠 글로벌 표준화 추진 및 국산 e스포츠 종목의 세계시장 진출 지원"이 목적으로 명시돼 …

Japanese company creates the most awesome accessory for iPhone 6 Plus owners with tiny hands

Do you love the giant display on your iPhone 6 Plus or Galaxy Note 4 but hate how hard it is to properly use the device with your small hands? Well …

Uber Hires Former Lyft COO VanderZanden to Spur International Growth

Will the ongoing Spy vs. Spy war between San Francisco ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber ever end? Not today it won't!<p>Will the ongoing Spy vs. Spy war between San Francisco ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber ever end?<p>Not today it won’t, with Uber hiring recently departed Lyft COO Travis …

HTC Desire Eye with 13MP camera on the front AND back to be announced on October 8th?

We’ve told you that HTC is working on a selfie-centered phone that could be announced as early as later this week.<p>The device we thought will be known …

Why ESPN Thinks It Can Sell NBA Games on the Web Without Breaking Up Its Pay TV Bundle

The king of cable TV will sell Web games as an extra, not as an alternative to its core programming.<p>ESPN is going to pay a bunch of money to show pro basketball games on TV. But it is also going to show pro basketball games to people over the Web, without requiring them to pay for ESPN on TV.<p>How’s …

Netflix's first original movie will be a sequel to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

Netflix has made original, exclusive TV shows like <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Orange is the New Black</i> a major part of its content strategy over the last few years, and now the company has a new piece of the puzzle to unveil. According to <i>Deadline</i> and <i>Variety</i>, Netflix will release the sequel to Ang Lee's …

Google offers schools unlimited Drive storage for students and teachers

Google wants to make backpacks a thing of the past by letting students store all of their files online, and it's going to start giving students enough space to actually do that. Students, teachers, and anyone else using a Google Apps for Education account will soon be given unlimited storage and …

Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows

The new Windows is coming in late 2015<p>Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 10. While the software maker had referred to Windows 10 as codename Windows Threshold internally, today’s official naming puts any rumors of Windows, Windows TH, Windows …

EBay to spinoff PayPal in 2015

(Reuters) - EBay Inc’s agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company’s traditional e-commerce business slows.<p>The surprise move is a huge about-face for eBay’s leadership, …

iPhone 6 Adoption Easily Outpacing iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus may be the most talked about iPhone model due to its larger screen and bigger battery, but early adoption rate metrics (via <i>Mashable</i>), suggest more customers are choosing the smaller iPhone 6 over its bigger counterpart. How much of the difference is due to customer preference …

This app passively tracks your mental health

A team of computer scientists and behavioural psychologists has developed an Android app that assesses whether smartphone owners have depression, …

AT&T & Chernin Buy Fullscreen, the Big YouTube Video Network

This deal indicates a growing interest in subscription video services for the joint venture.<p>Otter Media, the Web video joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group, is confirming its deal to buy a controlling stake in Fullscreen, one of the biggest YouTube networks.<p>This is the transaction we …

Intel says the Basis Peak smartwatch will be out by 2015

By Nathan George<p>Intel has given us a sneak peak of the Basis Peak, a smartwatch with a rear that apparently looks better than the front of most …

The Gold Apple Watch Could Cost As Much As $1,200

A jewelry contact familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the gold, 18-karat version of the Apple Watch could cost around $1,200 retail when it launches in January. This has been corroborated, based on size and weight, by jewelers familiar with the material Apple is using to make its Apple …

Square reportedly turned down $3 billion offer from Apple

Apple put mobile wallet payment platforms like Google Wallet, Square and PayPal on notice this week with the reveal of Pay, but before Cupertino decided to launch its answer to the wallet, sources tell TechCrunch the company was eyeing an acquisition of Square.<p>Square’s simplistic payments platform …

Airbnb Under Fire From New 'Share Better' Campaign

The battle over the so-called sharing economy is heating up as New Yorkers question the impact of home-sharing sites like Airbnb.<p>A campaign called "Share Better," launched Friday by a coalition of elected officials, housing activists and hotel owners, makes the case that Airbnb listings are …

Alibaba Flotation Gives Yahoo An Opportunity To Turn Things Around

Yahoo, which bought a 40 percent stake in the Chinese online giant in 2005 for $1 billion, still holds 22.4 percent of Alibaba. And the California company is expected to walk away with $7 billion to $9 billion by paring that stake down to 16.3 percent.<p>The huge public offering for Alibaba comes with …

Verizon CEO says OnCue will launch by mid-2015

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Adapted from Thinkstock/mon5ter<p>Verizon will launch its OnCue internet-based TV service by the middle of next year, …

Roku wants to be your cable company’s next set-top box

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Roku launched a new white-label program dubbed Roku Powered Monday that makes the company’s streaming devices available to pay …

Microsoft rebrands Bing apps to MSN with iOS and Android versions due soon

MSN is back. Microsoft is revamping its MSN brand with the introduction of several Bing-powered apps and a new homepage. Existing Bing apps like News, Sports, Travel, Weather, and Finance will all be rebranded to MSN soon, and the software maker is planning to release each app for iOS and Android. …

Trouble in China: Microsoft has 20 days to explain itself in antitrust probe

Things aren’t looking all that good for Microsoft in China as it comes under close scrutiny by the government for antitrust issues. Authorities visited Microsoft’s offices in July and have targeted the company since last month for alleged monopolistic practices relating to compatibility issues for …

iPhone 6 will reportedly feature NFC and Apple's own mobile payments platform

Apple has long resisted adding NFC to the iPhone, but it appears the company will finally be embracing the technology as part of a huge push into mobile payments planned to coincide with the launch of iPhone 6. <i>Wired</i> reports that Apple's next smartphone(s) will feature an all-new mobile payments …

Unreal Engine 4 utilised to create near perfect in-game world

Video games have been languishing deep in the uncanny valley in recent years, with graphics that are undoubtedly impressive but somehow alien and …

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