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France says NON! to UberPop: New law to kill off amateur cabs

Les fonctionnaires éclatent UberPop

HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

Nightmare before Christmas courtesy of RepricerExpress

This week it rained in San Francisco and the power immediately blew out. Your tech utopia

Opinion Water falling from the sky disrupts the disruptors

Hinge: An app that scours Facebook friends for dates banks $12m

Hopes to compete with Tinder by getting better results

Wanna buy a dot-word? If you want a .pizza the action, now's a chance

Roundup Puns aside, here's what's going on this week with new gTLDs

One-click, net-modelled UK copyright hub comes a step closer

Dignified usage reform begins. What could possibly go wrong?

Portland lobs fair-trade gluten-free artisan SUEBALL at Uber

City hopes to disrupt disruptive cab-hire app upstart

CONTAINER WARS: CoreOS blasts Rocket rival at Docker

Claim's Docker's direction is 'fundamentally flawed'

Trevor contemplates Consumer Netgear gear. BUT does it pass the cat hair test?

Sysadmin blog A real life furball survivor

Uber bends over for internal privacy probe amid stalking claims

As Al Franken fires off an angry letter. Thanks, Al

Blackpool hotel 'fines' couple £100 for crap TripAdvisor review

Free speech, we've heard of it

Uber exec wanted to sic private dicks on critics ... Hey, Emil Michael, COME AT US, bro

Exec sorry after dreaming of exposing journos' private lives

Deloitte builds sofa-and-slippers startup fund ... where's the fun in that?

Accountancy firm takes Silicon Valley culture, gives it a nice cup of tea

Yahoo!-backed Hadoop biz Hortonworks flings itself at the stock market

Open-source big data upstart in $100m IPO bid

Tinder swipes left on CEO Sean Rad, journalists swipe right

Comment I hope someone like Eric Schmidt replaces me, dreams ousted cofounder

Intel: A tiny video drone? Disguised as a BRACELET? Great! Take half a million dollars!

Vid Nixie toy 'copter launches from your arm (not your ARM)

Hello, Ello. Still no ads and no features to sell. What do? Bag $5.5m

Did you LOL at Ello? Now see who's laughing ... all the way to the bank

How to get $542m from Google: Dress as a SPACEMAN with dayglo dancers – Magic Leap

Vid Virtual insanity reality

Defence giant BAE coughs $230m for cloud heavy SilverSky

Multinational gets defensive over emails

FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers

Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on

Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

Pics Our man outside HQ of anonymous messaging app

Slap for SnapChat web app in SNAP mishap: '200,000' snaps sapped

This is what happens if you hand your username and password to a 3rd-party

Let down by a lousy UberX driver? They probably skipped the 'optional $65 customer service training course'

Satnav? More like sadnav

EU privacy boogeyman unleashed by the very people with boogeyman-slaying weapons

Plus won't someone think of the charidees?

Economics prof denies digital pirates plundered €20bn from EU coffers

Rubbishes recent biz bod report on counterfeiting and piracy

Speaking in Tech: Startup funding – a little wine, dim lights, et voilà ... seed capital!

Podcast ...well, not exactly. Live from Spiceworld

Dot-gay told it's NOT gay enough – but web'll be officially .eco-friendly

Decisions come down on .osaka, .hotel, .music, .taxi, .tennis and more

Take THAT, hated food! It's OVER, tedious chewing! Soylent strikes back with version 1.1

Now with LESS FLAVOR – and hopefully less, um, wind

JPMorgan Chase: 76 MILLION homes, 7 MILLION small biz thumped in cyber-heist

Cyber-details cyber-stolen by cyber-thieves

Super Cali so litigious, Uber is the focus. Even German judges say it's something quite atrocious

Lies! It's all lies, says upstart

Bubble 2.0? Moneybags VC Andreessen warns profit-free startups: 'You will be VAPORIZED'

Cash-burning, post-revenue Valley upstarts told to worry – 'the market will turn'

Google to startup kids: Pssst, try our CLOUD ... the first $100K is FREE

Dangles credit, support at cash-strapped companies

Next blockbuster you watch could be rendered on Google: Star Trek fx biz Zync gobbled

Sergey, beam us up!

Akamai warns: SMB security remains major risk

Hints at upgrade to Kona service

Amazon Twitch snatch catches Google the gobbler off guard

Level up! Bezos in $970m game stream punt

Google gobbles Fitbit whiz Gecko Design to strengthen those things that don't shift ads

Mmm, beret-wearing protein for skunkworks projects

Rubber Ub' hub: Uber test-drives condoms, gift card, soap etc deliveries

Get drugstore stuff in a hurry – like it's a 1999 dotcom bubble all over again

Uber and Lyft sitting in a tree, 'c-a-n-c-e-l-l-i-n-g each other's rides'

You talkin' to me? Dirty tricks claims spark ugly war of words

Online tat bazaar eBay coughs to YET ANOTHER outage

Updated Web-based flea market struck dumb by size and scale of fail

OK Google: Gobble chat app Emu. OK Google, now shut down Emu

Let's say this acquisition moved me ... to a BIGGER house

Oracle cluster daddy jumps ship to NoSQL upstart MongoDB

30-year SQL veteran says firm is 'revolutionizing' databases

Fares fair, says New York: Lyft finally gets in gear for the Big Apple

Here comes the pink mustache