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Austin firma s ex-execs sentenced for fraud

The former top two executives of an Austin medical device company have received long prison sentences for participating in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $750 million.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, ArthroCare

Fri Aug 29, 2014

West Australian

Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan had on July 31 upheld a magistrate judge's ruling on the emails, which have been held in a data center in Ireland.

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Related Topix: Microsoft

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Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

SiliconValley.com

Oracle vs. SAP: Appeals court rebuffs Oracle bid to restore record verdict

Oracle's bid to wrest another $1 billion in damages from software rival SAP took a hit Friday in a federal appeals court.

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Related Topix: Oracle Corporation, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WJIZ-FM Albany

Summer 2014 Was the Worst Ever

Summer is usually my favorite time of year. It's a season that conjures up joyful thoughts of vacations and fun in the sun.

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Related Topix: Facebook, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Anthony Weiner, Democrat, Ferguson, MO

Click Orlando

Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

That's according to a petition Netflix filed to the Federal Communications Commission this week in opposition to Comcast's proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

SFGate

Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

DurhamRegion.com

Dating site for cheaters sues South Korea

A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity.

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Related Topix: Social Software, North America, Canada, World News, Facebook

Park Record

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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Related Topix: Google, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Amazon, us Travel, Travel, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Examiner.com

Is Joan Rivers dead? TMZ reports comedian stopped breathing during surgery

Twitter is buzzing with rumors that Joan Rivers is dead after she reportedly stopped breathing during surgery on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: New York Daily News, Publishing, Media, News, IGN Entertainment, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, FOX News Network

Click2Houston

Mom's Facebook post gets child expelled

A Florida mother is outraged after her 4-year-old son was expelled from the private Christian preschool he attended because of a Facebook post on her personal page.

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Related Topix: Facebook

Click Orlando

For Apple, will bigger be better?

After ceding the smartphone and tablet size war to competitors like Samsung for the past few years, it appears Apple had finally decided that bigger is better.

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Related Topix: Apple, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPhone

InfoWorld

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more The average computer room today has cooling capacity that is nearly four times the IT heat load.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Microsoft, Google

The Campbell Reporter

Snapchat funding rumors return. Could its valuation hit $10 billion?

This Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Venture Capital, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Emerging Technology, Investment Services

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon

A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges.

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Related Topix: Fire, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Century Media Records, Ottaway Newspapers, Music

Fort Morgan Times

Diane Sawyer exits as ABC evening anchor

In this June 25, 2014 photo provided by ABC, Diane Sawyer, right, speaks about her new role at ABC News, leading new programming and tackling big issues and interviews and that David Muir, left, will become Anchor and Managing Editor of "World News" starting September 2. Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, News, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report

Influential tech new site Re/code reported Wednesday that Apple may unveil a wearable device next month at the same event where it is expected to debut the iPhone 6. It seems likely that such wearable device would be a watch since Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch back in July.

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Related Topix: Apple, iPhone, Ipad, Science / Technology

SiliconValley.com

Apple v. Samsung: Judge refuses sales ban on Samsung smartphones

Apple is not entitled to a court-ordered sales ban on nine Samsung smartphones found earlier this year to violate the iPhone maker's patent rights, a San Jose federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Apple, Ipad, Science / Technology, US News, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Channel3000

Should you buy ISIS? No, not that one

You might think that a company called Isis Pharmaceuticals would be itching to change its name in order to avoid confusion with the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Facebook, Social Software, Twitter

Inside Bay Area

Tesla gigafactory

In today's world of social media fundraising, the ALS Association has hit the megamillions jackpot -- and created a social-media model that nonprofits everywhere are anxious to exploit.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Non-Profit, Moraga, CA

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