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Massachusetts to tax ride-hailing apps, give the money to taxis

(Reuters) – Massachusetts is preparing to levy a fee per trip on ride-hailing apps such asUber and Lyft and spend the money on the traditional taxi industry, a subsidy that appears to be the first of its kind in the United States.

After Yahoo, Marissa Mayer May Have to Wait for Another CEO Chance

EU plans to extend some telecom rules to web-based providers

Why We Should Score Data Breaches

Are most entrepreneurs reckless risk seekers hungry to bet their life savings on an untested venture? Quite the contrary, says a new paper by Business & Public Policy Prof. John Morgan.

Relax, ‘Pokémon Go’ Isn’t Eating Your Data Plan

Would you put your phone in a cement mixer?

British phone retailer Tuffphones has unveiled a new range of hard-wearing handsets aimed at construction workers and outdoors enthusiasts - so the BBC tried them out.

Facebook Launches End-to-End Encryption Option for Messenger

Facebook is taking steps to avoid a repeat of last month's Napalm Girl controversy, while potentially opening itself up to a new headache.