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Poaching drivers may be the norm for ride-sharing companies

Uber has tried to recruit Sidecar drivers too, the company's CEO said

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Burner phones and canceled rides: How Uber steals drivers from Lyft

Uber’s driver recruitment campaign makes the company look desperate and shady.

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Time Warner Cable suffers from brief, nationwide Internet service outage

The outage affected more than 11 million residential customers

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Hands-on with Hyperlapse, Instagram’s super simple time-lapse app

Hands-on with Hyperlapse, Instagram’s super simple new app

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Poshmark takes on eBay, makes shopping more social with iOS update

The platform wants to become the Facebook for online shopping.

You’ll never believe how Facebook plans to fight click-bait

It turns out that readers don’t like terrible headlines that give no information, so Facebook is changing its News Feed algorithms once again.

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Reports: Amazon will pay $1 billion to buy video-game streaming site Twitch

The deal was reached after talks with Google cooled, The Wall Street Journal said

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Airbnb to reveal 124 New York hosts to attorney general

New York's attorney general is conducting an investigation into whether people are using Airbnb's service in violation of state and local laws.

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From the logical to the ridiculous, 8 more apps that should link up with Uber

Uber envisions all apps with maps to jump on board with its new API, but some just don’t make sense.

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Uber launches API to enable seamless ride hailing from within any app

The new Uber API takes the ride-sharing service one step closer to the ubiquity it's striving to achieve.

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Foodmento takes on Foursquare for your restaurant recs

Both apps want to tell you what to order, but Foodmento takes a more visual approach.

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Uber hires an Obama insider for its political fights

David Plouffe, a former Obama campaign manager, will become Uber's senior vice president of policy and strategy.

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Facebook tests 'satire' tag, makes the Internet slightly less confusing (and less fun)

Facebook is experimenting with a new feature that may help you determine that the story you saw about a hamster infestation at the White House is, in fact, an attempt at humor.

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FAA says Lyft-like platforms for private planes are illegal

Turns out plane-sharing and ride-sharing are not at all the same.

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Rivalry between Uber and Lyft gets ugly

The finger-pointing continues between the ride-sharing services, which both accuse the other of ordering and canceling thousands of rides.