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What's PayPal's first solo move?

PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile ...

7 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Reddit raises $50 mn - with users cut in on the action

Social news sharing site Reddit on Tuesday announced it had raised $50 million from investors who agreed that, this time, members of its community would get a piece of the action.

7 minutes ago from Phys.org

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EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits

The European Union's competition watchdog says tax rebates that Ireland granted iPhone maker Apple appear to amount to illegal state aid and may have to be recouped.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million

News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Court-ordered anti-smoking ads challenged by firms

The nation's largest tobacco companies are challenging court-ordered advertisements requiring the cigarette makers to say they lied about the dangers of smoking.

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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SoftBank reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation

Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, the studio responsible for hit franchises such as Shrek, Monsters vs. Aliens and How to Train Your ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Techspot

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Bill Gates added $9 billion to his fortune this past year, tops Forbes list of 400 richest Americans

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is once again the richest person in America. Gates sits atop Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans with a total net worth of $81.2 billion – ...

24 hours ago from Techspot

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Tibco to be sold to private equity firm for $3.98B

(Tibco Software Inc. says it is selling itself to a private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $3.98 billion.

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Mexican Court Rules That Nokia Mexico Still Liable For Faulty Handsets

As we're sure most of you guys already know, Nokia's mobile phone division is currently and officially owned by Microsoft, which means that Nokia Finland has pretty much washed their ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Ubergizmo

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Pantech Puts Itself Up For Sale, Valued At Around $366 Million

Pantech is a company that some of you guys might be familiar with. While the company is more popular in its home country of Korea, they have released several handsets that have managed ...

Sun 28 Sep 14 from Ubergizmo

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