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Google made failed bid for Spotify

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Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. In a letter filed late last year with regulators at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, California-based...(more) 

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23 killed in Baghdad blast

a shared story    1 hour 47 minutes ago
A suicide car bomb explosion ripped through a police checkpoint in Baghdad Tuesday, killing 23 people and wounding more than 40, police and medical sources said. The suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at an entrance to the northwestern neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah, a police colonel and...(more) 

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This free app wants to be your DIY security destination

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Have an extra iOS device kicking around at home? The free Manything app can transform it into a security camera in seconds. 

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Microsoft profit hurt by Nokia, but revenues jump

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Microsoft said Tuesday profits took a hit from its newly acquired Nokia phone division but that revenues got a strong lift from cloud services. The US tech giant's new chief executive Satya Nadella said the results suggested that Microsoft's shift to services amid declining personal computer...(more) 

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Microsoft's Q4 2014 earnings show improved revenue, decreasing profits

a shared story    4 hours 47 minutes ago
Microsoft has published its Q4 2014 earnings report, and the company has made $4.6 billion in net income on $23.38 billion in revenue. Stronger than expected PC demand helped Intel’s latest quarterly earnings, and it has also impacted Microsoft’s. OEM revenue for Windows increased by only...(more) 

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Putin signs law seen as crimping social media

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President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law requiring Internet companies to store all personal data of Russian users at data centres in Russia, a move which could chill criticism on foreign social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. These companies, which do not have offices...(more) 

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Scientists call for the decriminalization of sex work

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A prestigious group of HIV researchers made a loud and scientifically supported plea for the decriminalization of sex work at the 20th Annual International AIDS Conference yesterday, during a presentation of a series of seven studies published in The Lancet. The series centers around the importance...(more) 

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Palestinians propose Gaza ceasefire, five-day peace talks

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The Palestinian leadership proposed to Egypt a plan for a Gaza ceasefire to be followed by five days of negotiations to stop fighting between Palestinians and Israel, Palestinian official Azzam al-Ahmed told reporters in Cairo on Tuesday. "The Palestinian leadership offered a new suggestion in the...(more) 

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Court deals setback to Obama health care law

a shared story    8 hours 47 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. 

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5 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time

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Did you miss out on any of the awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps we’ve shared with you over the past few days that have gone on sale for free for a limited time? Don’t worry… we’ve got five more for you today. Supporting developers by...(more) 

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Inside restaurant where your waiter could be convicted murderer

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By David Lalmalsawma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flat bread,...(more) 

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China's Xiaomi hopes Mi 4 smartphone can take on Apple

a shared story    11 hours 47 minutes ago
Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker's chief executive sought to challenge larger U.S. rival Apple Inc. The Mi 4 comes as budget handset makers in China are competing more aggressively on price and...(more) 

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