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Technology Report: Uber loses bid to withhold CEO emails in gratuity lawsuit

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Uber loses bid to withhold CEO emails in gratuity lawsuit
(Reuters) - A federal judge rejected Uber Technologies Inc's bid that it not be required to disclose emails from Chief Executive Travis Kalanick in a California lawsuit accusing the popular ride-booking service of deceiving customers about how it shares tips with drivers.
Yahoo search engine down shortly after Bing outage
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's search engine was down on Friday, shortly after Microsoft Corp's search engine Bing was also briefly unavailable before recovering.
Free delivery creates holiday boon for U.S. consumers at high cost
SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO (Reuters) - For top U.S. retailers, free delivery is now the norm. That is good news for shoppers, but not so much for investors.
Samsung Electronics says new smart TVs in 2015 to run Tizen platform
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that all its new smart television products launched in 2015 will be powered by the Tizen operating system, marking a fresh effort by the company to increase the usage of the software platform.
Quindell seeks to dispose of operating division
(Reuters) - British technology and outsourcing company Quindell Plc said it had entered into exclusivity arrangements with a third party for possible disposal of an operating division to improve its working capital profile.
China's Huawei 2014 smartphone sales rise by a third
BEIJING (Reuters) - Huawei Technology Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] smartphone sales rose by almost a third to $11.8 billion in 2014, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, showing the Chinese telecoms firm's continued ascent in the global handset wars.
Taiwan clears Xiaomi, other smartphone brands of breaching data privacy
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwanese regulators cleared on Tuesday China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] and other smartphone brands of breaching local data protection laws after national security concerns triggered the government to launch a probe in September.
Analytics-based U.S. tech firm Inovalon files for IPO
(Reuters) - Inovalon Holdings Inc, an analytics and data-based technology service provider to the healthcare sector, filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday to raise up to $500 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock.
Low-risk 'worm' removed at hacked South Korea nuclear operator
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities have found evidence that a low-risk computer "worm" had been removed from devices connected to some nuclear plant control systems, but no harmful virus was found in reactor controls threatened by a hacker.
India's capital sets new rules for Uber, other taxi operators
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Taxi firms including Uber, the online cab-hailing company banned in New Delhi, will have to install panic buttons if they are to operate in India's capital under new rules framed after allegations that a driver for the U.S. firm raped a passenger.
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