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China bubonic plague: Government quarantines 'plague' city

Reports out of China indicate that parts of the city of Yumen has been sealed off from the rest of the country, quarantined to hopefully protect the nation of nearly 1.4 billion from the bubonic plague .

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Related Topix: Media, Agence FrancePresse, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Seattle Times

Review: Amazon's Fire phone has cool prices, but price is a bit high | Brier Dudley

The Fire phone that Amazon.com begins shipping Thursday is an impressive debut with several cool features.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Media, Audible, iPhone, Cameras

Business Times

Verizon slims down, delighting developers

Fortress-like towers: For developers eager to shoulder their way into prime neighbourhoods, Verizon's sites can often provide a way of sidestepping restrictive zoning rules.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon

Business Journal

CEO-led economic development group searches for leader

Steve Oldham, former CEO and president of the former SureWest Communications, is the interim CEO of the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, SureWest Communications, Telecom, Cal State Sacramento, UC Davis, Davis, CA

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Couple charged phone tax they didn't owe for years

A Cockeysville couple now looks very closely at theirs after finding that they were charged a tax for years that they didn't owe.

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Related Topix: Cockeysville, MD, Cellphones, Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon

Express India

Tata Consultancy Services continues to outpace Infosys, revenue gap widens to Rs 33,313 cr

India's largest IT services exporter, Tata Consultancy Services , has been outperforming its peers consistently and the gap with its rivals is continuing to widen.

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Related Topix: Computers, Tata Consultancy Services, Outsourcing

The Beaumont Enterprise

Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

This June 18, 2014 file photo shows the new Amazon Fire Phone's Firefly feature, which lets the user take a photo of objects, numbers, artwork or books and have the phone recognize the item, is demonstrated in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Media, Audible

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Business Journal

Standing between Sprint, T-Mobile - the world's second richest man?

Regulators may not be the only hurdle Sprint Corp. must vault to acquire its nearest wireless foe, T-Mobile US Inc. The Overland Park-based carrier reportedly could have to outbid the world's second wealthiest man, Carlos Slim , after a recent move by his massive Mexican telecom company.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, Carlos Slim Helu

Business Journal

SAIC names new HR officer

Science Applications International Corp. announced Monday that Kim berly Admire will be the company's new chief human resources officer, effective Aug. 11. Admire worked most recently as vice president of culture, diversity and equal opportunity programs with Lockheed Martin Corp. She will lead key employee-related initiatives with McLean-based ... (more)

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Related Topix: SAIC, Software, Forterra Systems, Computers, Science Applications International

KPIC

Verizon's 2nd quarter profit rises 93 percent

Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, Vodafone Group, Cellphones

Brandon Sun

Sweet, indeed. Stephan Eirik Clark's 'Sweetness #9' gets a boost from 'Colbert Bump'

Edan Lepucki, whose novel "California" became a bestseller thanks to a plug from Stephen Colbert, has in turn helped another book catch on.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Media, Audible

Business Journal

Jury acquits San Antonio developer on charges he duped Rackspace Hosting

Rackspace Hosting's headquarters is located in the former Windsor Park Mall. A jury acquitted developer Gary L. Cain on charges that he tricked the tech company into overpaying for the site.

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Related Topix: Rackspace, Telecom, Rackspace Cloud, Rackable Systems, Startups

Seattle Times

Guest: The publishers, not Amazon, keep authors down

Join book authors Frank Schaeffer and Peter Brown for an online live chat Wednesday at noon about the dispute between Amazon.com and Hachette and how it's affecting them.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Media, Audible, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

TheStreet.com

Verizon Boosts FiOS Internet Speeds Which Cable Can't Match

Your browser is not supported. Please upgrade to one of the following browsers: Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Apple Safari Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+ You may proceed to the site by clicking here , however some pages might not work correctly.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, Foreign Media, Match, Video Games, Mozilla, Hunch

WYFF-TV Greenville

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

Lior Vaknin, 27, is no exception. He served as a special forces paratrooper in the Israeli army from 2006 to 2009, and then ran a startup in Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Social Software, Media, Meetup

News 4 Jax

West Bank, Gaza

Lior Vaknin, 27, is no exception. He served as a special forces paratrooper in the Israeli army from 2006 to 2009, and then ran a startup in Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Social Software, Media, Meetup

KSBW-TV

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

When Israeli soldiers wrap up their three years of mandatory service, many go on to launch tech startups.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Social Software, Media, Meetup

Business Journal

Cerecor raises $32 million to develop drug that treats severe depression

Baltimore biopharmaceutical firm Cerecor Inc. has raised $32 million in a Series B fundraising round led by New Enterprise Associates, Apple Tree Partners and MPM Capital.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, New Energy Associates, Computers

Mission Mission

28-Year-Old Man Shot And Killed Early Saturday Morning At 16th & Valencia

Around last call on Saturday morning, 28-year-old Benjamin Martinez was shot multiple times near the corner of 16th and Valencia Streets.

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Related Topix: Valencia, CA, Bay City News, Media, The Mission (San Francisco, CA)

Business Journal

Sprint costs show its market predicament

Sprint's smaller customer base means it costs the wireless carrier twice to serve each customer as industry leader Verizon Wireless, The Kansas City Star reports.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, Telecom

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