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Google X: Secret lab for 'moonshot' research

In a rare public speech, Google Inc. CEO Larry Page once suggested the tech industry needs "safe places where we can try out new things" without rules or interference. Some people thought he was describing ...

Mar 12, 2014
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EU clears Facebook's $19 bn buyout of WhatsApp

European Union regulators on Friday cleared the buyout of the WhatsApp mobile messaging service by Facebook, despite opposition by telecom companies afraid of the growing power of US technology giants.

Oct 03, 2014
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Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone

After years of record profit growth, tech giant Samsung Electronics looks to be at a commercial crossroads as it searches for a new growth driver to counter slowing sales of its phenomenally successful smartphones.

Apr 13, 2014
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Apple mulling move into mobile payments

Apple is considering launching a mobile-payments service for its iPhone and iPad, which would compete with major players such as PayPal, The Wall Street Journal said Friday.

Jan 25, 2014
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