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The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley
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The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

With television audiences diminishing as a result of newer digital mediums, celebrities are increasingly courting the tech giants of Silicon Valley on their recent promo tours.
The Priciest Rents in the U.S. Are Somewhere You've Probably Never Heard Of
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The Priciest Rents in the U.S. Are Somewhere You've Probably Never Heard Of

A recent study revealed that a small, oil boom town in North Dakota fetches rents that are, on average, $2,400 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Google Issues Some Pretty Darn Hilarious Glass Do's and Don't's
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Google Issues Some Pretty Darn Hilarious Glass Do's and Don't's

Don’t be creepy, do explore the world around you, plus all the 'glasshole' etiquette you'll ever need.
Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones
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Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

Filed in 2008, the USPTO granted the request by Apple for a headphone system that can monitor biometric data and can potentially be controlled with head gestures.
Are Online Comment Trolls Actually 'Psychopathic Sadists'?
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Are Online Comment Trolls Actually 'Psychopathic Sadists'?

A new study suggests that yes, yes they are.
In Sochi, People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy
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In Sochi, People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy

Tinder CEO Sean Rad reports a 400 percent increase in new users since the Olympics started last week
Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million
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Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech
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Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech

Wearable tech, especially smart bands and watches, are set to see a growth of 350 percent in 2014.
Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs
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Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs

Olympic spectators are grumbling that Sochi merchandise is both hard to come by and severely overpriced at this year’s Games.
Entrepreneurs on the Moon? NASA Takes a Step in That Direction.
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Entrepreneurs on the Moon? NASA Takes a Step in That Direction.

How NASA and private space firms are trailblazing the giant leap to the final frontier.
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’
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Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals
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JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals

Bitcoin has suffered another shock to its system in the past week, but there's reason to believe the problem is only temporary.
Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 Million
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Yahoo Picks Up Social Diary Startup for a Reported $10 Million

The team at Wander, which launched its social journaling app just last May, will become part of Yahoo's mobile and emerging products division.
Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Greet Customers
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Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Greet Customers

The British airline hopes to improve customer service through wearable technology.
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage
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French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
Look Out, Amazon: Dubai Could Have Delivery Drones by Year's End
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Look Out, Amazon: Dubai Could Have Delivery Drones by Year's End

The United Arab Emirates will employ drones equipped with eye-recognition and fingerprint technology to deliver important government documents by year's end.
Yelp Listings, Reviews to Be Featured in Yahoo Search Results
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Yelp Listings, Reviews to Be Featured in Yahoo Search Results

With the partnership, Yahoo's data on local businesses is about to get a lot more detailed.
Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own
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Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own

For the second year in a row, Amazon is utilizing a crowdsourcing model to determine which of 10 series pilots currently available for live streaming will ultimately be given the green light.
GoPro, the Maker of the Go-Anywhere Hero Camera, Files for IPO
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GoPro, the Maker of the Go-Anywhere Hero Camera, Files for IPO

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company announced today that it plans to go public.
What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.
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What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.

Tech firms don’t just fall from the sky; the nation’s leading hubs foster a favorable business climate for innovation. But, as those in Cambridge, Mass., will tell you, the rest is up to the locals.
The Winter Olympics by the Numbers (Infographic)
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The Winter Olympics by the Numbers (Infographic)

A sampling of fun facts and figures from this year's Olympic Games.
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company
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Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again
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This Bionic Hand Allows Amputee to 'Feel' Again

A Danish man who lost his arm in an accident was able to feel objects by way of surgically implanted sensors connected to a bionic hand.
Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business
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Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business

The struggling Japanese electronics maker is undergoing a costly restructuring.
PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers
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PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

Within the Bitcoin community, there are recent reports of a 'massive banning campaign' by PayPal against merchants selling anything related to the cryptocurrency.
Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones
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Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.
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