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Uber And Lyft Spar Over Alleged Ride Cancellations

The companies, which help customers request car rides on demand, both say their competitor has intentionally requested and then canceled rides on drivers.

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Ecuador Seeks To Build A Silicon Valley Of Its Own

Ecuador is trying to build a high-tech city, which it hopes will spur a more diverse economy. The tiny South American country is concerned about possibly running out of the natural resources it relies on for most of its revenue.
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Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.
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A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.
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Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri

Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.
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A Good IT Person Needs To Be Half Technologist, Half Psychologist

Your doctor and lawyer may know a lot about you. But in a time when we are using computers to socialize, keep track of finances, do work and store family photos your IT person probably knows more.
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R.I.PC: When To Let Your Computer Pass Away?

Glenn Derene, electronics editor at Consumer Reports, explains to Robert Siegel when to repair and when to replace a computer.
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People Wonder: 'If They Gunned Me Down,' What Photo Would Media Use?

A killing in suburban St. Louis leads people to tweet "dueling" photos of themselves – one where the subject looks wholesome, and another where the same person might seem like a troublemaker.
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Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems

Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.
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Where Can Drones Fly? Legal Limits Are Up In the Air

Buying a drone is easy, but few federal regulations are designed to cover civilians operating drones. And some rules, like the FAA prohibition on flying drones in urban areas, are often ignored.

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