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Japanese Telecom Giant Acquires 18% of Uber

Japan Softbank

SoftBank has purchased 18 percent of Uber Technologies Inc. in what a report has described as a “major victory” for the ride-hailing company’s chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi. Recode said a person who knows about the acquisition revealed that the transaction gives the Tokyo-based telecommunications company sizeable ownership of Uber, which …

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Apple Says Sorry for iPhone Battery Issue

iPhone Battery

Apple has apologized to iPhone users for the slow performance of their device with older batteries but denied intentionally shortening the lifespan of any of the company’s products. In a message on its website, the company said: “We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance …

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Instagram Direct Message Now Supports Live Video Sharing

Instagram Live Video

Instagram users would be delighted to know that they can now share a live video as a direct message. The photo and video-sharing site announced the rollout of the new function in a blog post on Thursday. How It Works When a user goes live, he or she just taps …

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Ex-Orbitz Chief Exec Is the New COO of Uber

Uber COO

Uber has appointed Barney Harford, former chief executive of online travel site Orbitz, as the ride-hailing company’s chief operating officer (COO). In an announcement, Uber said Harford would “oversee Uber’s global operations, marketing and customer support teams for our ridesharing and delivery businesses,” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Search Mashable …

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This Microsoft Excel Bundle Can Teach You to Do a Lot of Things

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel can be an intimidating program to use, especially for a first-timer. The program, however, is easy to use and there are a lot of ways to use the program aside from putting in data, calculating or analyzing data, and even building games with it. (Read: Improve Your Spreadsheet …

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You Can Now Manage Your Identity on Facebook

Facebook Facial Recognition

Facebook has announced that users can now “manage their identity” on the social network. In a blog post, Facebook’s applied machine learning director Joaquin Quiñonero Candela announced the world most extensive social network would help users easily find photos where they’re untagged. The site will notify you when a friend …

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Google Mobile Search Features Videos From Celebs

Google Search

Google’s product manager Rami Banna has announced that the search engine has rolled out a new feature involving celebrities answering questions about them. So how does that work? Recorded Video When you type a question about a celebrity, a clip recorded by the entertainment personality will appear showing him or …

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