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Brazil’s President Says Uber Costs Jobs, Needs Regulation

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff criticized ride-sharing software Uber on Wednesday for increasing unemployment, adding to a chorus of labour concerns about the world’s most valuable venture-backed start-up. Rousseff said local authorities must regulate the service, which has led conventional taxi drivers to stage protests and lobby lawmakers in Brazil’s three biggest cities. Sao Paulo, Rio […]

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CyanogenMod 12.1 Stable Builds Based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Now Available

The CyanogenMod open-source community on Monday released CyanogenMod 12.1 stable builds based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, alongside security releases for CM11.0 and CM12.0 including fixes for the Stagefright vulnerability and other recent security disclosures. The firm says that not all the CM-based devices would be receiving these releases. Only those devices marked as ‘Good to […]

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Snapdeal Acquires Silicon Valley Startup ‘Reduce Data’

Snapdeal has acquired Reduce Data, a Silicon Valley startup, for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its discovery platform as the e-commerce major competes head-on with giants like Flipkart and Amazon. The Mountain View-based company has a programmatic display advertising platform that leverages artificial intelligence, real-time data, and other tools. Founded in 2012 by Asif Ali, […]