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EU aims to cut sales tax on online newspapers: Juncker

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The EU executive will propose cutting the bloc's sales tax on online newspapers, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, in a move that would bring them into line with print media. Addressing Germany's newspaper publishers federation BDZV in Brussels, Juncker said the Commission would...(more) 



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Is the iPhone 6 responsible for the decline in iPad sales?

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Newly released data suggests that the popularity of Apple’s new larger screened iPhone models may be behind slumping iPad sales. Apple’s most recent earnings report is rather telling in this regard — iPhone sales were up over 40% year over year while iPad sales were down...(more) 



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Tesla’s game-changing 7kWh home battery has a significant flaw

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Tesla recently unveiled its Powerwall battery system that aims to change the way we use and store energy in our homes. However, Bloomberg is reporting that the 7kWh Powerwall doesn’t yet work well with rooftop solar power sources, which could be a major issue for early...(more) 



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Forests 'pivotal' for food security

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Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists. 



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NASA’s new radar technology helped save four lives in Nepal

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New technology developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NASA was recently used to save the lives of four men buried under rubble in Nepal. Called FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response), prototypes were brought to the country after last month's devastating...(more) 



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Tim Peake passes final Soyuz exam

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British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station. 



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EU opens new front against Internet giants

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The EU opened a new front Wednesday in its battle with Internet firms like Amazon and Google as part of a wide-ranging digital strategy aimed at making Europe more competitive with global rivals. Brussels launched an anti-trust inquiry into the European online shopping sector amid concerns...(more) 



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With Beats Music relaunch looming, Spotify offers a killer deal with a 97% discount

a shared story    5 hours 51 minutes ago
Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a new and improved Beats Music service, and the impact could be felt throughout the industry. In fact, there have been rumblings for months now that Apple is trying to convince music labels to eliminate the free streaming tier on...(more) 



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Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal scientists said global levels of the most prevalent heat-trapping gas have passed a daunting milestone.... 



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SpaceX puts Dragon passenger spaceship through test run

a shared story    6 hours 51 minutes ago
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies' passenger spaceship made a quick debut test flight on Wednesday, shooting itself off a Florida launch pad to demonstrate a key emergency escape system. The 20 foot- (6 meter) tall Dragon capsule, a modified...(more) 



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Reddit launches a video division to create original content

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The social news service Reddit has grown to a truly massive size, garnering 170 million monthly visitors and 6.7 billion pages view this January, while maintaining a fairly bare-bones service. Today it is going even further with the launch of its own video division. "Reddit’s mission...(more) 



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An end to geoblocking? Europe presents border-busting strategy for online world

a shared story    8 hours 51 minutes ago
Europe has launched a new investigation into barriers to online trade and outlined a 16 point plan to update everything from copyright to privacy rules for cloud vendors. 



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