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Supreme Court justices hold stock in tech vendors, other firms

Justices' financial disclosure forms aren't available online, Fix the Court says

How Instagram spots a trend

Instagram relies on simple automated analysis of hashtags to understand the hot topics among its users


Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

The new operating system is nearing its final release

Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter

Bevy of cheap LTE smartphones on the way, Qualcomm says

Products powered by the Snapdragon 210 processor have been slower to arrive than the chip maker expected

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Windows 10 upgrades: What to expect on July 29

If you're not a Windows Insider, you may have to wait past launch day as Microsoft rolls out the upgrade in waves.

Intel shuffles ranks, President Renée James to exit

James will pursue a CEO role elsewhere

Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

DDoS attacks can be amplified through SOHO routers that still use the Routing Information Protocol version 1, researchers warn.

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A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 2

Line up for IPv4 addresses... HP makes PC/enterprise split official... PayPal to buy money transfer service Xoom

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A new site where you can watch people code launches

It may sound like watching paint dry, but the launch of Livecoding.tv shows that watching other people write software code is officially a thing.

Xiaomi faces challenge to reach sales goal, amid slowing smartphone growth

Xiaomi sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first six months of 2015

After Uber ruling, pressure mounts on companies to reclassify contractors

New suits claim the contract workers are in effect employees

Xbox One, PS4 sales in China could be disappointing

Niko Partners expects sales of the consoles to be less than 550,000 units in 2015

Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

In Japan, Uber dons white gloves to battle an elegant rival

A small group of foreign and domestic firms is trying to improve on Japanese taxi services

Another fiber optic cable severed by vandals, slowing west coast Internet

It's the 11th incident of fiber cutting in a year.

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Toyota, Nissan and Honda to back hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure

The three Japanese car makers have agreed to work together to get more fuel cell vehicles on the road and pledged to put money toward building more hydrogen fueling stations.

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HP makes it official, files to spin off enterprise division

The company says it's on track to split in two by Nov. 1.

PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890 million

The deal comes as PayPal prepares to split itself off from parent company eBay

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