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Which songs stumped Shakira? Shazam will now show you

Shazam is releasing a new version of its music recognition app that lets users connect with artists they like and see what songs they've searched for using its service.

Written by Zach Miners30 June 15 13:50

Uber grabs mapping tech, employees from Microsoft

Uber is adding to its mapping smarts by acquiring technology used by Microsoft's Bing Maps, and has hired roughly 100 Microsoft employees who work on image collection and data analysis.

Written by Zach Miners30 June 15 08:04

PayPal tweaks terms in wake of 'robocall' controversy

PayPal is fine-tuning its policies after a recently announced plan to make unsolicited prerecorded calls and texts to users drew questions and concerns from customers, regulators and consumer advocates.

Written by Zach Miners30 June 15 05:16

Yahoo spruces up mobile search with related content

Yahoo is updating its search service on mobile devices, taking a leaf out of Google's book and highlighting content such as images, videos and reviews ahead of regular search results.

Written by Zach Miners26 June 15 07:27

Amazon, eBay, Etsy to remove Confederate flag merchandise

Amazon, eBay and Etsy have joined big retailers in removing Confederate flags and related items from their sites, in moves responding to increased vitriol over the symbol after a shooting last week at an African-American church in South Carolina.

Written by Zach Miners24 June 15 06:28

US, UK spies said to attack security software

Spies working for the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart found anti-virus and security software a hindrance to their intelligence gathering processes, and worked to thwart it, according to a report Monday in The Intercept.

Written by Zach Miners23 June 15 05:00

Twitter tests a new way to sell goods

Twitter has long positioned its site as a way to see what's happening in the world. Now, it wants to tap into our desires as consumers.

Written by Zach Miners20 June 15 04:48

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