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Sony is moving its PlayStation base to California

Sony plans to shift its global headquarters for PlayStation from Tokyo to California this year, it said Tuesday.

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Google will be asked to explain 'cosy' UK tax deal to lawmakers

U.K. legislators want to interview Google about a deal on back taxes agreed with tax authorities following an investigation of its results back as far as 2005.

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FireEye to grow intelligence capabilities with iSight Partners deal

FireEye has acquired Texas-based iSight Partners for $200 million, a deal that executives say will give FireEye stronger intelligence on cybercriminal and hacking groups before they strike.

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Watch what you do with that big data, FTC warns businesses

If your company uses big data, be aware: the FTC is watching, and it's concerned.

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Uber to pay $20,000 in settlement on privacy issues with New York attorney general

Uber has agreed to pay a penalty of US$20,000 in a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for delaying in reporting to drivers the data breach of their personal information in 2014.

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Google loses robotics chief to Toyota's $1B research lab

James Kuffner, the head of Google's robotics division and one of the original team of ten who started its self-driving car work, has left the company for a job at Toyota's $1 billion research institute in Silicon Valley.

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Work in finance or accounting? Watch out for 'whaling' attacks

If you receive an email from your boss asking you to transfer some funds to an external account, you might want to think twice.

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World's first in-office paper recycling machine turns used paper into clean, white sheets

Forget about dumping your waste paper in the blue bin, this prototype machine from Epson does the recycling for you in just a few minutes.

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Yahoo mulls sale of core Internet business

Yahoo's board may be considering this week the sale of its core Internet business, after an activist investor demanded that the company explore the sale of its core search and display advertising businesses.

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Zuckerberg to give away 99% of his fortune, or about $45 billion, to new charity

The Zuckerberg Chan Initiative will focus on personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities.

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HP bows out with a 9 percent drop in sales

It was an inglorious ending but not a surprising one: The former Hewlett-Packard Co. logged an 9 percent drop in sales for its last quarter before the split, perhaps a sign that it's better off in two pieces.

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Tech shuttle drivers in Silicon Valley negotiate wage hike

Shuttle drivers for some key Silicon Valley companies will have their first paid holiday on Thanksgiving this week, under new terms negotiated by a workers' union.

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Square IPO priced at $9, seen as test of whether tech startups are still hot

Payments processor Square has priced its initial public offering at a level far lower than earlier indicated, even as analysts are looking at the company's debut on the stock exchange Thursday as a test of how public markets will evaluate new, high-flying startups some of whom have seen valuations of over US$1 billion.

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Dell-EMC deal will 'set back innovation,' Sun co-founder Vinod Khosla says

While he thinks Dell buying EMC makes sense financially, Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla has little faith in the merged company's ability to innovate.