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The social web of things

Research to be published in the International Journal of Web-Based Communities suggests that the familiar interfaces of online social networking sites might be adapted to allow us to interact more efficiently with our ne ...

Oct 16, 2014
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FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

(AP)—The FBI director is warning against smartphone encryption. James Comey is talking about tech companies like Apple and Google that say their new operating systems will be encrypted, or protected by coding. Comey says ...

Oct 16, 2014
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CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

(AP)—CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows.

Oct 16, 2014
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Turning humble seaweed into biofuel

The sea has long been a source of Norway's riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) researcher hopes to add seaweed ...

Oct 16, 2014
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UnitedHealth tops 3Q expectations, raises forecast

UnitedHealth Group's third-quarter earnings inched up 2 percent but that was enough to help the nation's largest health insurer trump Wall Street expectations and raise its 2014 forecast for the first time ...

Oct 16, 2014
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India's TCS Q2 rises 13% on US, European deals

India's biggest outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services Thursday reported a 13.6 percent rise in quarterly net profit from a year ago on strong demand from clients in North America and Europe.

Oct 16, 2014
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