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Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger

Facebook must pay a €110 million (US$123 million) for misleading the European Commission during an investigation of its takeover of WhatsApp.

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Google's Smart Reply for Gmail may make automated replies sound less canned

Google is making it easier for people to dash off a quick email reply from Gmail on their smartphones using contextually-aware, computer-generated responses via the app for iOS and Android.

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Lyft riders may get early taste of self-driving tech from Google's Waymo

Cars driving for ride-hailing service Lyft may soon sport lidar sensors alongside the pink logo and Amp dash display.

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Uber offers taxi service, not software as a service, says EU court official

Uber operates a transport service, not a software service, and so can be subject to taxi licensing regulations, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has advised.

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Microsoft's big data solves golf's mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

Microsoft showed the Arccos Caddie app at build to demonstrate the data-crunching powers of its Azure cloud service—in this case, collecting data to help you play better golf.

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UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

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Uber may be under a US federal criminal probe for its ‘Greyball’ tool

Uber Technologies is reportedly under a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in the U.S. over its use of secret software, which helped the company avoid officials seeking rides to investigate the ride-hailing service, according to news reports Thursday.

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French police crack down on traffic information apps over terrorism concerns

Drivers in France might be able to blame terrorists for their next speeding ticket, as police there crack down on mobile apps warning of their presence.

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In India, people can now use their thumbs to pay at stores

In its bid to boost digital payments, India introduced Bhim, a smartphone app that lets users make cashless payments and transfer funds.

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Instagram Stories hits 200 million daily viewers, surpassing Snapchat after all

Instagram continues to replicate Snapchat features, including pinning stickers to videos.

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Google tests app for food delivery and home services

Google has introduced in two Indian cities a new app that aggregates local providers of food delivery and home service

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7 powerful ways Windows 10 and Android can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more – if you have the right apps. We’ll tell you how to make it work.

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Dropbox Paper's mobile apps now work offline

Dropbox Paper users will now be able to edit their documents offline while using mobile devices, thanks to an update released Tuesday.

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Facebook's M assistant launches in US, will offer chat suggestions

More than a year after introducing a virtual assistant in its Messenger app, Facebook is launching M to the masses.

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Amazon will refund $70 million of in-app purchases made by kids

Amazon could have to hand out more than $70 million in refunds to parents whose kids ran up in-app purchase bills, according to the FTC.