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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

The writing has been on the wall for months now, so it should really surprise no one that Uber's controversial CEO is stepping down. Of course, that doesn't mean he's completely out of picture, as he still serves on the company's board. It, however, also doesn't translate to an immediate recovery for the embattled ride hailing service, whose woes, not to mention lawsuits, will proceed even without Kalanick at the helm.

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Microsoft and Accenture team to give legal ID to undocumented individuals

Microsoft and Accenture team to give legal ID to undocumented individuals

Microsoft has teamed up with Accenture to provide legal digital identification to more than a billion people throughout the world who do not have any official documentation. During the second ID2020 summit in New York yesterday, both companies showed off a prototype version of this digital ID network, helping further the UN's plan to get legal ID in place for everyone around the globe.

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Maximum irony: Apple’s secret battle with leakers gets leaked

Maximum irony: Apple’s secret battle with leakers gets leaked

An Apple internal briefing titled 'Stopping Leakers - Keeping Confidential at Apple' has leaked, revealing the company's efforts to stop employees and others in the know from revealing the company's secrets to the public. The briefing was leaked in the form of a recording, according to the company that acquired it, and it is an hour in length. The recording details the means by which Apple attempts to stop leaks before they happen, as well as how it tries to root out leakers who give company information away to competitors and press.

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Amazon buys Whole Foods in multi-billion retail expansion

Amazon buys Whole Foods in multi-billion retail expansion

Today Amazon confirmed that it intends to acquire grocery chain Whole Foods. This news comes just hours after Whole Foods' CEO John Mackey indicated that he would resist such a buyout. Amazon is prepared to pay a ton of money to make Whole Foods part of its portfolio, which may have had a hand in changing Mackey's mind.

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Box Drive rolls out in public beta free to all Box users

Box Drive rolls out in public beta free to all Box users

It looks like cloud storage provider Box wants to take the fight to companies like Microsoft and Google. Today the company announced the launch of Box Drive, putting it a better position to compete with other services like OneDrive and Google Drive. If you're familiar with either of those, then you already have a good understanding of what Box Drive will do.

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GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

In early April, it was revealed that GameStop's website may have fallen prey to hackers, and now the company has confirmed the report. Some GameStop customers are receiving notices from the company advising them of a 'security incident' that affected its website. Customers may have been affected by this security breach, assuming they placed orders on the website during the vulnerable period of time.

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Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Yahoo's shareholders approved the long-standing buyout offer from Verizon today, so before long, we'll see Yahoo's core business absorbed into the wireless giant. What's the first move once Yahoo is under Verizon's umbrella? Layoffs. New reports today are claiming that we could see thousands of people laid off once the acquisition is complete.

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Samsung appliance factory location tipped as South Carolina

Samsung appliance factory location tipped as South Carolina

Back in February, we heard word that Samsung was considering building an appliance factory in the United States, something reportedly planned in light of worries about import taxes being implemented by the Trump administration. A short while later, sources cropped up claiming that the appliance factory would likely be in either Alabama or South Carolina, and now an update on that has surfaced, with new sources stating that the Korean company has chosen South Carolina.

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Walmart’s new automated drive-up ‘kiosk’ is the grocery store of the future

Walmart’s new automated drive-up ‘kiosk’ is the grocery store of the future

Walmart just made a surprise announcement -- it has launched a drive-up 'kiosk' in Oklahoma City, one where customers are given their groceries in a pre-assembled package via an automated system. The actual shopping part of the buying arrangement is completed ahead of time via the company's website in the comfort of your home or office. If all this sounds familiar, that's because it is: Amazon is working on something similar, having just launched its own drive-up grocery store in Seattle.

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Amazon planning entry into Australian retail market

Amazon planning entry into Australian retail market

As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon has already managed to find success outside of North America, including countries like the UK, Germany, and Japan. But now it seems the company's next target is Australia, a country that has yet to fully embrace online shopping, and where physical retail stores still dominate consumers' shopping habits.

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Coinbase tipped at $1b valuation as demand for cryptocurrency soars

Coinbase tipped at $1b valuation as demand for cryptocurrency soars

Coinbase, a Bitcoin exchange, is in talks for what could end up being the largest funding round ever for such a company, according to sources. The company is tipped in talks with possible investors for a funding round that may see Coinbase valued at more than one billion dollars, a new milestone for the cryptocurrency market if it proves true. What is spurring such massive figures? The similarly massive -- and growing -- demand for Bitcoin and other cryptocoins.

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Why DigiByte’s price is soaring: $DGB, Minecraft, Memes, and Citibank

Why DigiByte’s price is soaring: $DGB, Minecraft, Memes, and Citibank

This morning it became apparent that the cryptocoin called DigiByte ($DGB) was set to skyrocket in price. In the past 24 hours, the price of the coin went up a cool 43%, and beat its own previous top price (from May 21st) - once, and hasn't looked back since. But why - why has DigiByte suddenly turned into the third most traded coin on the market overnight? We've got a few answers.

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