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Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Polyvore's site lets users search for clothing items and create themed collections

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Uber investing $1 billion in India, targets 1 million daily rides

India is the largest market for Uber outside the US

Facebook aims to launch unmanned drone by year-end

The aircraft is designed to provide Internet access to people in underserved areas

Using Watson, IBM and CVS aim to predict when your health is about to decline

New effort focuses on chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and asthma

Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman

Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges

Zuckerberg: Video today, virtual reality tomorrow

The Facebook CEO seems set on virtual reality as the next medium for sharing content

Yahoo unveils app for texting with silent video

Livetext is another attempt by Yahoo to provide a messaging app that resonates with users

Alibaba eyes cloud computing expansion with $1 billion investment

The Chinese company has plans to open a second data center in the U.S.

Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

The company is considering changes to help it become a truly mass-market service

Facebook opens Internet.org to more mobile operators

A new online portal will make it easier for carriers to adopt the Internet.org app, Facebook says

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

The DashDB data warehouse relies on in-memory technology to speed up analysis

Facebook prevails in shareholder lawsuit over IPO

The ruling looks to be the last nail in the coffin for suits filed in 2012

Downloading your LinkedIn contacts can now take all weekend

Gone is the option to instantly export your contacts.

Amazon posts a profit as AWS sales nearly double

Amazon earned $92 million in the second quarter on higher overall revenue

YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end

Line aims lightweight chat app at developing countries

Line Lite is under 1MB and doesn't have audio and video, but it reflects the company's strategy

New York City eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York

Office 365 migration path

The more customers Microsoft adds to Office 365, the less it makes from each subscriber

The more consumers that Microsoft puts on its Office 365 subscription rolls, the less it makes from each customer, data the company disclosed Tuesday showed.

Twitter will reconvene Flight for mobile developers

The event for third-party developers is scheduled for Oct. 21 in San Francisco

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