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Uber drivers granted class action status in lawsuit over employment

SAN FRANCISCO - Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, a key development in a case threatening Uber's business model and that of other hot startups dependent on similar service workers.

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New SAP software aims to help companies make sense of data deluge

TUEBINGEN - SAP unveiled a new product on Tuesday that promises to help businesses make sense of a deluge of real-world data from retail transactions, transport systems and social media, hoping to persuade customers to switch from rival database suppliers.SAP HANA Vora, as the database query software will be known, aims to give businesses greater insights into the vast volumes of data organizations are collecting from customer feedback, along with sensors installed in products, vehicle

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Apple explores move into original programing business: Variety

- Apple Inc is looking to move into the original programing business to compete with video streaming companies such as Netflix Inc, Variety reported on Monday.

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Google redesigns iconic logo for the fifth time

- Google Inc unveiled a redesign of its iconic logo on Tuesday, the fifth such modification since the search engine giant started in 1998, the company said in a blog post.

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Indian woman who sued Uber over rape accusation ends lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - A woman who sued Uber after accusing one of its drivers of raping her in India has voluntarily ended her lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

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LVMH hires former Apple executive as digital director

PARIS - LVMH has hired Ian Rogers, an Apple Inc iTunes senior director, to be its new head of digital, as part of the luxury group's drive to more fully embrace the Internet.

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