Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Martyn Williams covers Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Apple said to be targeting a stake in Toshiba's memory chip business

Apple is the latest company to be linked with a possible bid for or an investment in Toshiba's sizable computer memory business, which is up for sale.

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Twitter sues the U.S. government for demanding it unmask critical 'alt' account

Twitter is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and alleging the government is misusing an investigative tool as part of an internal witch-hunt to uncover who is behind a Twitter account that is critical of the immigration service.

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Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.

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Yahoo will become Altaba, lose Mayer after Verizon buyout

Yahoo intends to change its name to Altaba once the sale of its internet portal to Verizon is completed. CEO Marissa Mayer and co-founder David Filo also will leave the company then, Yahoo said in a regulatory filing on Monday.

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Uber ships self-driving cars to Arizona after San Francisco spat

A day after it was forced to halt self-driving car testing in California, Uber loaded its cars onto trucks on Thursday and shipped them to neighboring Arizona where it says testing will continue with the support of that state.

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Uber relents, suspends self-driving car tests in San Francisco

Uber has halted its self-driving car trials in San Francisco and agreed to work with state regulators on obtaining proper permits for 16 test cars.

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Trump to tech CEOs: We're there for you

President-elect Donald Trump kicked off a meeting with U.S. tech leaders on Wednesday by promising his administration was there to help them do business and make money.

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IPhone screen maker said to buy major OLED venture

One of Apple’s major suppliers of iPhone displays is poised to make a major investment in OLED screens.

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Hillary Clinton considered Tim Cook, Bill Gates for vice president, Wikileaks reveals

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft founder Bill Gates were both on a list of potential vice presidential candidates for Hillary Clinton, according to a leaked email published on Tuesday by Wikileaks.

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Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh

Uber has begun offering customers the chance to ride in one of its autonomous car prototypes. The new service has launched in Pittsburgh, where Uber carries out its high-tech research, and is a sign of confidence by the company in its self-driving car technology.

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Apple reportedly will add Sony's Felica RFID to iPhone 7

Apple will add support for Sony's Felica RFID communications technology to the new iPhone 7 that is expected to be announced on Wednesday, according to a report in The Nikkei newspaper.

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In pictures: Take a peek inside 'Area 404,' Facebook's new hardware lab

Area 404 is where Facebook designs drones and more.

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During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

In what could be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a military coup against him had succeeded.

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New York driver crashes car into tree while playing Pokémon Go

A driver in New York state ran his car off the road and into a tree last night as a result of playing Pokémon Go.

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Here’s how to star in Apple’s new TV show about app creation

Apple is co-producing a TV show about app design and development, and you might be able to play a starring role.