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last updated: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:50:33 GMT

Russia's Mail.Ru ends VKontakte dispute with $1.5 billion deal
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mail.Ru Group , majority-owned by Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov, has resolved a shareholder dispute over the country's biggest social network VKontakte (VK), buying out a rival co-investor for $1.47 billion.

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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:28:14 GMT

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn
Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).

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PC World - News RSS feed
last updated: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:05:18 +1000

Infor plots move into cloud financials in strike against Workday
Infor is hoping to elbow its way into Workday's turf with an upcoming cloud-based financial software suite dubbed Financials Xi.

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Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
last updated: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:03:00 -0400

Orange strikes 3.4 billion euros deal to buy Spain's Jazztel

The logo of French telecom operator Orange is seen during the company's 2013 annual results presentation in ParisBy Leila Abboud and Julien Toyer PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - France's Orange has reached a deal to buy Spanish fixed line telecoms operator Jazztel in an effort to bolster its mobile operation in the country and better compete with rivals Telefonica and Vodafone. The French group made an offer for 100 percent of Jazztel shares at 13 euros per share in cash, which values Jazztel at 3.4 billion euros($4.40 billion). The acquisition will be financed through a combination of hybrid bonds and a capital increase of up to 2 billion euros at Orange. ...


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Why you should be worried about facial recognition
THE FBI’s “next generation identification” system has launched. And its implications for ordinary people are terrifying.

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Why turn phones off in a storm?
SPRING is thunderstorm season for the southern half of Australia. Thunderstorms mean lightning. And lightning means no phone calls. This is why.

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Where to get the cheapest iPhone
THANKS to the demand for the next iPhone, mobile carriers are bending over backwards for customers to choose them. So who has the best value deals?

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Scientists pick spot to land box at 60,000km/h
SCIENTISTS pick the spot to attempt the first-ever landing on a comet. And it won’t be easy, with the cliff and boulder-ridden comet travelling at nearly 60,000km/h.

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5th grader begs Microsoft not to ruin Minecraft
A PRIMARY school student has begged Microsoft not to ruin her favourite game after the software giant announced it had purchased the popular title.

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CNET News.com
last updated: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:41:00 PDT

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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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:08:22 -0400

New Research Finds You Should Actually Be Taking More Breaks At Work

Stepping away for 17 minutes every 52 minutes can improve your productivity.

You don't need science to tell you that slogging at the keyboard eight hours a day gets tiring.

You don't need science to tell you that slogging at the keyboard eight hours a day gets tiring.

But here's some to get the ball rolling: One study found sitting around all day can increase your risk of an early death. And if your office is noisy, you're more likely to feel stressed and physical pain. Ugh.

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Microsoft to Preview Windows 9 on Sept. 30
Just when you thought big tech announcements were over for the month

Microsoft is expected to unveil new features of its next Windows operating system at an event later this month, according to invites sent out today.

A Sept. 30 event in San Francisco led by executives Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson will discuss the future of the software and highlight new investments, the Verge reports. An early “Windows Technical Preview” will also become available for businesses and developers to test out.

Leaked screenshots of a preview of the operating system show off an upgraded Start menu among other changes. Other new features will be provided to users of the technical preview over the coming months as the company readies an as-yet-unspecified release.

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last updated: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:22:42 +0000

liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI

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last updated: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:44:57 +0000

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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Amazon brings ‘Login and Pay with Amazon’ service for buying from third-party sites to Europe
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Amazon today introduced its ‘Login and Pay with Amazon‘ service in Europe. The tool allows businesses to update their websites with an Amazon login option, which customers can then choose to quickly pay using the details they have stored with the e-commerce giant. The service is designed to reduce friction in the checkout process, similar to how Facebook and Google offer developers their own platforms as a sign-in method for third-party apps and websites. Rather than punching in long-winded personal details – in Amazon’s instance, credit or debit card information – customers can click once and have everything submitted instantly....

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