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Alibaba prepares to launch Netflix-like service in China

The service would be offered through smart TVs and set-top boxes running Alibaba software

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Aiming for SEC's big data project, Sungard and Google bet on the cloud

Sungard is using Google cloud services to prototype a system that stores and formats all U.S. financial trading data

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Amazon boosts cloud offerings with souped-up virtual servers

The new M4 family of virtual servers are based on Intel's Haswell processors

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FCC says PayPal 'robocall' policy could break rules

FCC has told PayPal that it needs to take written permission from customers for telemarketing robocalls and robotexts

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Virginia teen pleads guilty to giving Islamic State help on bitcoin

Ali Shukri Amin, 17, used Twitter to link to an article on how to use bitcoin, according to U.S. officials

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Four challenges for Twitter's next CEO

Identity problems, slowing user growth and abuse, oh my!

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FTC charges game developer with misusing money raised on Kickstarter

It's the agency's first consumer protection complaint involving crowdfunding

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With Sidewalk Labs, Google wants to make cities more efficient

The New York startup will develop technology to reduce the cost of living and improve transport in cities.

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Apple Mail flaw could pose risk to iCloud passwords

A researcher says he notified Apple in January but the flaw has yet to be patched.

Reddit bans five groups on its site for harassment

The website had warned in May that harassment would not be tolerated in posts.

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Cloud startup Zettabox touts privacy and local storage to appeal to EU customers

But it faces an uphill battle going after larger U.S. rivals, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft


Spotify gets ready to battle Apple Music with fresh pile of cash

Apple Music may have Spotify in its sights, but it isn't going down without a fight.

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Wi-Fi signals can do rough head counts

Estimating the number of people present by looking at Wi-Fi signals could help make buildings more energy efficient

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US House votes to ban Internet access taxes permanently

The House vote would extend a moratorium that's been in place since 1998

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Microsoft exec worries new China regulations will hurt Azure

Azure launched in beta in 2013 in China, where it now has 50,000 customers