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China's Alibaba confirms plans for US IPO

The e-commerce giant's offering could be a record-setter in the US

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Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, posted $57.6 billion in revenue

Apple set records in both iPhone sales and quarterly revenue

U.S. federal watchdog calls for end to NSA phone records program

An independent federal oversight board condemns the NSA's bulk phone surveillance.

Malware delivered to thousands via ads on Yahoo.com

Yahoo has removed an ad after malware delivery was found by security firm Fox-IT.

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Google makes timely purchase of Swiss app developer

Bitspin said it is joining Google, implying the company and its Timely app are being acquired by the search giant.

Minecraft's Notch revealed in behind-the-scenes tale

The wildly popular game "Minecraft" is a lot like its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson: modest in style and origin and apparently still true to its roots despite phenomenal success.

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Verizon, Vodafone reportedly close to $130 billion deal

Verizon and Vodafone are close to a deal that will see the U.S.-based carrier buy out the U.K. company's stake in Verizon Wireless for US$130 billion, according to press reports.

U.S. states' attorneys general to take aim at Internet 'safe harbor' law

Frustrated by their difficulty prosecuting cases involving online content that is illegal or damaging to individuals, a group of state attorneys general are taking action.

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Google said to be close to buying Waze, developer of crowdsourced map app

Google is close to a deal to acquire Waze, maker of the eponymous crowdsourced mapping app, for at least $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal and others.

Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'

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The person responsible for disclosing details on the growth of U.S. government surveillance programs that exploded into public view last week has identified himself as 29-year-old Edward Snowden, a technology contractor working at the U.S. National Security Agency.

'The Human Face of Big Data' shows how tech changes lives

"The Human Face of Big Data" offers a geek-out-worthy coffee-table book that aims to give readers, through photography and short articles, a glimpse of how powerful new data processing capabilities are changing people's lives.

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Apple seeks additional $707 million from Samsung in patent win

A California jury may have awarded Apple more than US$1 billion in damages in late August when it triumphed over Samsung in a hard-fought case over smartphone and tablet patents, but the iPhone maker is coming back for more: late on Friday it asked for additional damages of $707 million.

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Whitman: Political Campaign Gave Her 'thick Skin'

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman's bruising run for governor of California left her with a quality that she needs as she seeks to turn around the computer giant:...

Legal Nightmare Ends for Klarna Executives

Two high-level executives of Swedish e-commerce startup Klarna are on their way home after the New York County district attorney agreed to dismiss charges of...

Swedish E-commerce Startup's Execs Linked to NYC Sex Crime

Two Swedish nationals with the same names as top executives of e-commerce startup Klarna were arrested on Saturday in New York and charged with criminal sexual...