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News on Oregon tech companies from The Oregonian's Mike Rogoway

The cable company's taxes have become a flash point in state politics.

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Samsung Electronics' $8 billion acquisition of the U.S. auto electronics firm is its biggest acquisition by far and positions it develop autonomous vehicles.

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A Pew study found that 20 percent of Facebook users have "modified their stance on a social or political issue because of material they saw on social media."

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The company detected evidence at least 18 months before launching an investigation that revealed personal information had been stolen from about 500 million user accounts.

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Portland won't have to turn over records it collected in its role as regulator of Uber and Lyft after a judge determined the data are trade secrets.

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Brocade shareholders will receive $12.75 per share, a 13 percent premium to the Tuesday closing prices of the computer networking company.

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Joyner-Kersee, named the nation's top female athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated for her many years of world-leading performances in the heptathlon and the long jump, talked up the importance of Internet access for struggling Portland families

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With other potential acquirers such as Google and Disney bowing out, it is unclear whether the social network is still looking for a buyer.

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In an email to backers, Ryan Grepper was confident the investigation would find no wrongdoing.

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Uber and Lyft successfully delayed the release of records on the two companies' business in Portland sought by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

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Most violations have to do with paperwork, but other issues raise questions about the driver history checks employed by Uber and Lyft to weed out bad drivers.

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Starting this week, Uber is pricing rides in Portland less like a taxi company and more like an airline.

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"I want to help people connect," says Ladan Radafshar. "I love helping people find love."

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But you'll still have to wait for Amazon package delivery.

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NoAppFee.com screens potential renters against every vacancy in a market, eliminating the need for multiple, costly applications.

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Property taxes, at 26 percent of total revenues, are the regional government's second largest funding source.

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Feeling empowered by your iPhone? Here's what's allowed when it comes to recording police in Oregon.

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Two national bloggers who cover Apple told The Oregonian it’s plausible the whole incident stemmed from a typo or random keystroke, but there’s no way to know for sure.

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Intel's tentative 30-year deal with Washington County and the city of Hillsboro, announced Monday, has interesting timing: it will take effect just as its 1999 agreement is expiring.

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Adam Catanzarite posted an Apple store receipt with a homophobic slur on it.

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Much of the debate about the Strategic Investment Program centers around its impact on education.

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Adam Catanzarite says he found "f@g.com" printed on his Apple Store receipt, offered to lead cultural competency training for the store's staff. He says Apple didn't take him up on the offer.

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For all intents and purposes, a cut-rate ride provided by an UberX driver – someone who uses his or her private vehicle to pick up fares on an independent contract with the company -- "is still a taxi ride" under Vancouver law, wrote Brent Boger, assistant city attorney.

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A photo of customer Adam Catanzarite's receipt shows the characters f@g.com in the space where employees are supposed to list the customer's email on the receipt.

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The tax breaks are potentially worth over $2 billion.

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On an underground basis, an online "sharing economy" has been humming along for years in the city, the Salem Statesman Journal reports.

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Hillsboro officials have completed another step in the effort to stay in contention for Google Fiber's high-speed Internet service.

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A week after The Oregonian wrote about ride-sharing company Uber sneaking into Vancouver with hopes of breaking Portland's powerful taxi lobby, Oregon Public Broadcasting has tackled the issue on Tuesday's "Think Out Loud" call-in program.

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The city Bureau of Development Services, which will issue the permits, said earlier it expected to be ready to issue the first permits by the end of August.

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Under the proposal, Airbnb would assemble a roster of its hosts willing to take on people displaced in a disaster.

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