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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Dash app, which analyzes data from your car's On Board Diagnostic port, arrives on iPhone  —  Dash's Smart Driving App Arrives On iPhone  —  The Dash smart driving assistant that made its debut earlier this year on Android has launched on iPhone answering one of the most frequently heard requests from its users.

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Dara Kerr / CNET: Facial recognition tech leads feds to fugitive after 14 years  —  A cold case comes back to life after facial recognition software recognizes an alleged US outlaw who'd been hiding out in Nepal.  —  Facial recognition technology used on the photo in the Neil Stammer wanted poster led to his arrest.

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Reuters: Canada's Desire2Learn raises $85 mln for global e-learning push  —  Canada's D2L Inc said on Thursday it raised $85 million in venture capital funds, the country's biggest such deal this year, as the fast-growing owner of educational software maker Desire2Learn looks to ramp up its overseas expansion.

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Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: Twitter vows to “improve our policies” after Robin Williams' daughter is bullied off the network  —  Twitter has promised to improve and expand its policies after Robin Williams' daughter is bullied off of the social network.  Internet trolls bullied Robin Williams' daughter off of Twitter …

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Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal: FISA Court judge criticized NSA for ‘systemic overcollection’ of internet metadata  —  Surveillance Court Judge Criticized NSA ‘Overcollection’ of Data  —  Decision Offers Scathing Assessment of Agency's Management of Internet-Surveillance Program

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Steven Millward / Tech in Asia: UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong  —  Two months after Uber rolled its app-connected limo service into Hong Kong, the US-based startup is today launching UberTaxi in the city.  This allows people to grab a conventional, licensed Hong Kong cab - and pay for it via a cash-less transaction - within the Uber app.

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Jon Russell / The Next Web: Flipboard will introduce videos ads in September with Chanel as an initial partner  —  Social reading service Flipboard is the latest US social network to go down the route of video advertising, following the path of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others.  —  Speaking Read Write's …

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Gerry Shih / Reuters: Lenovo first quarter net profit climbs 23 percent as smartphone sales surge  —  People walk past a Lenovo shop in Hefei, Anhui province, October 18, 2013.  —  (Reuters) - Lenovo Group, the world's biggest maker of personal computers, said net income jumped 23 percent in the first fiscal quarter …

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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press: Apple bans use of benzene and n-hexane during the final assembly of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, and various accessories  —  Apple bans use of 2 chemicals in iPhone assembly  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly …

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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press: Apple bans use of benzene and n-hexane during the final assembly of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, and various accessories  —  APPLE BANS USE OF 2 CHEMICALS IN IPHONE ASSEMBLY  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Intuit Acquires ItDuzzit, An IFTTT-Style Service For Businesses To Connect Cloud Apps  —  More acquisitions for Intuit as it continues to build out its cloud services platform for small and medium businesses.  It has bought itDuzzit — a Chicago-based startup that provides tools for businesses …

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Alex Byers / Politico: Comcast and Time Warner pay total of $132K to sponsor dinner honoring FCC Commissioner Clyburn  —  Comcast, Time Warner Cable help honor Mignon Clyburn amid merger review  —  Comcast and Time Warner Cable are sponsoring a dinner honoring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at a time when the agency …

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Mike Rogoway / Oregonian: Intel pays $650 million to buy networking business from Avago to boost new markets  —  As the chipmaker works to expand beyond its core PC market, Intel said the networking business and its employees will help expand its product portfolio.  (Oregonian file photo)

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Leo Kelion / BBC: Michael J Fox Foundation and Intel using big data and wearable sensors to track Parkinson's  —  Michael J Fox Foundation tests sensors to track Parkinson's  —  Michael J Fox's charity backed the study, but he is not personally involved in the tests  —  The Michael J Fox Foundation …

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Cam Bunton / TmoNews: T-Mobile to throttle customers who use unlimited LTE data for torrents/p2p  —  In an internal memo to staff, it's been revealed that T-Mobile is going to clamp down on users taking advantage of their unlimited 4G/LTE plans for peer-to-peer file sharing and other misuse of their data allowance.

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: Microsoft updates Bing's conversational understanding to let you ask follow-up questions, just like Cortana  —  Microsoft today updated Bing with a very interesting new feature that builds on its investments in entity and conversational understanding.  In short, you can now ask follow-up questions that reference your previous question.

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Karma Allen / CNBC: Cisco cutting 8% of workforce, or 6,000 jobs, in restructuring plan  —  Cisco is reporting EPS of $0.55 ex-items on revenue of $12.36 billion, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.  —  Cisco Systems delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday and posted …

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Peter Burrows / Bloomberg: Cisco Fourth-Quarter Sales, Profit Top Estimates  —  Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO:US)'s fiscal fourth-quarter sales and profit topped analysts' estimates, as the introduction of new products starts to boost revenue.  —  Revenue in the period that ended July 26 was $12.4 billion, the company said in a statement today.

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Tricia Duryee / GeekWire: Amazon makes an undisclosed investment in cloud services company Acquia  —  Amazon has made a rare investment in Acquia, a Burlington, Mass.-based digital marketing company that operates on Amazon's cloud services.  The undisclosed investment piggybacks on a $50 million round closed …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Amazon Launches A Live App Testing Service For Android And Kindle Fire Developers  —  Apple acquired TestFlight, a popular mobile app testing service earlier this year, and today Amazon is stepping up to compete with its own mobile app testing service aimed at developers targeting the Amazon Appstore.

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: Facebook launches cross-device reporting for ads, lets marketers track users across mobile apps and the Web  —  Facebook today launched a new feature for advertisers: cross-device reporting for ads.  In short, marketers can now see where users saw an ad and where they converted, across mobile apps and the Web.

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Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom: CoreOS acquires Quay.io to give Docker users better control of their data  —  The startup whose scalable Linux OS works with Docker containers will roll out an enterprise registry feature for customers who want to keep their Dockerized-source code in-house as opposed to the cloud.

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Eugene Kim / Business Insider: Google, HP in partnership talks to make Google Now a tool for searching company information  —  Google Is Chasing Apple's Mega Deal With IBM  —  Google is in talks with HP to make a bigger push for Android in the enterprise.  —  According to The Information, Google's Android unit …

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Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom: Electric Imp nets $15M to push Wi-Fi for the industrial internet  —  Electric Imp, which is inside many connected devices from Quirky's products to fun Budweiser promotional gear, has raised $15 million to tackle the industrial internet as well.  —  Electric Imp, a startup that builds Wi-Fi modules …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Programming startup Famo.us raises $25M for easy to use JavaScript framework for mobile apps  —  Programming Startup Famo.us Gets $25 Million to Make JavaScript More Famous  —  Famo.us, an unusual programming startup that allows users to make nifty mobile apps using JavaScript …

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