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Contest for Nokia's HERE seen as a three-way race
NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - The contest for Nokia's maps business has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third group including China's Tencent and Navinfo, people familiar with the process said.







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Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.

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US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet
The U.S. Senate was deadlocked on Friday over whether to extend authorization for the National Security Agency's massive collection of domestic telephone records, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisting the surveillance program should continue with no new limits.

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Nokia CEO says in no hurry to sell mapping unit HERE: magazine

The Nokia company logo is pictured at its headquarters in EspooHELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia is in no hurry to sell its mapping unit HERE despite receiving high quality bids, the Finnish company's chief executive said in a trade magazine interview. Telecoms network equipment maker Nokia began a strategic review of its maps business last month, setting in motion an auction process that has pitted Internet players like Uber and Baidu against German carmakers in a deal that could be worth up to $4 billion. ...


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There’s a new hip-hop king in town
MOVE over Eminem, there is a new rapper around. A machine-learning algorithm that can produce a pretty fresh verse based on famous rap lyrics.

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The big change coming to Netflix
GROUPS of users across the world are experiencing what could be Netflix’s first big change since launching in Australia.

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UK rocked by earthquake
A “DRAMATIC, violent, jarring and jolting” earthquake struck the UK near Kent, waking residents in the middle of the night with the shock of their lives.

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CNET News.com
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Mom tries to Facebook-shame daughter, gets pizza on face
A mother makes her daughter pose for a picture to prove that it will travel far and wide on the Web. She ends up getting prank calls, pizza deliveries, and a lesson for herself.

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Facebook Adds Caller ID to Messenger App
New feature helps screen messages from new contacts

Facebook is making it easier to figure out who’s trying to contact you.

The company announced a new Caller ID feature for its Messenger app that will give users more information when people try to contact them. The revamped interface will show a larger photo of the person sending the message, as well as pull context about their occupation, city of residence and who your mutual friends are. If the person contacting you isn’t your Facebook friend, only the information they share publicly will be viewable. The upgrade will be available for the iOS and Android versions of Messenger in the U.S., U.K., France and India in the next few weeks.

Facebook released an app with similar functionality in April called Hello. The Android app serves as a replacement for the generic phone app and uses Facebook data to provide users information about incoming callers.

[Mashable]

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liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
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alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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Shazam now works on your Android watch
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Smartwatches seem like a natural place to use Shazam’s music recognition abilities, so today the company has added support for Android Wear. The watch app can be launched with either through Wear’s app launcher or a voice command. When a song is identified, it’ll be saved to your phone should you want to make a purchase later. And you still get lyrics right on your watch if you want to sing along. To try it, just download the most recent version of Shazam for Android from the Google Play Store on your phone – the watch app will be synced…

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