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China says to crack down on pornography in mobile apps

China will crack down on smartphone apps featuring pornography and obscene content, the government said on Tuesday, the latest move in an official campaign to 'clean the Internet'.

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SpaceX

SpaceX wants to bid for US military rocket launches

After announcing via press conference that its Falcon 9 rocket has successfully made a soft landing in the ocean, Elon Musk expressed his desire for Space X and other private companies to join the bidding for military rocket launch contracts.

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Sina.com

Chinese government punishes Sina.com for publishing pornographic content

The Chinese government arrested some people and fined Internet giant Sina.com for publishing and distributing pornographic content on its website as part of China's "Cleaning the Web" campaign which is held every year.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey Prime Minister Erdogan accuses Twitter of tax evasion after lifting ban

Just days after he was forced to lift the ban he enforced on Twitter, Turkey Prime Minister accused the social media network of tax evasion, and implied that YouTube and Facebook might be violating the country's laws as well.

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Fishidy

Madison fishing site Fishidy wins local startup contest to move on to Silicon Valley conference

Madison, US-based fishing social network Fishidy won in Madishon's Pressure Chamber contest for local startups, which was hosted by the Madison Chamber of Commerce, and got a chance to attend a conference in Silicon Valley in June.

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North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce

Staffordshire pockets £4M grant to expand SMBs

The British government awarded £4 million in funding to Staffordshire to help small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) expand and to add more jobs in the region.

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Kaitek Labs

Chilean government grants $350K to Kaitek Labs to develop red tide detector

The government of Chile gave $350,000 in funding to tech startup Kaitek Labs to develop prototype of a device that detects red tide in a bid to reduce the costs of testing for toxins.

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Hewlett-Packard

HP settles with DOJ for $108M over bribery and money laundering charges

Menlo Park, US-based printer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) settled with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Security and Exchange Commission for $108 million over the bribery and money laundering charges filed against it.

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Barack Obama

Obama assembles new ambassadors for entrepreneurship at the White House

US President Barack Obama announced the new members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) who will help start and grow new businesses in the US and around the world.

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YouTube

YouTube files legal complaint against Turkey against social media ban

US-based video-sharing giant YouTube representative Gonenc Gurkaynak filed a legal complaint to the Turkish Consitutional Court against the ban that prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued against the service.

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Scytl

Spanish online voting firm Scytl pockets $40M from Vulcan Capital

Barcelona, Spain-based online voting firm Scytl pocketed a $40 million investment from Palo Alto, US-based growth equity fund Vulcan Capital for its research and development as well as strategic acquisitions.

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National Assembly passes foreign investment law for Cuba

The National Assembly of Cuba has approved a new foreign investment law via a unanimous vote held through a special session, Reuters reported citing the country's official media.

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Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey blocks YouTube amid new government audio file leak

Just over a week after blocking Twitter, Turkey is now moving to shut down access to YouTube in a bid to stem off the source of corruption scandal and reputation-damaging leaks related to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Barack Obama

Obama to propose legislation to halt NSA's bulk phone data collection

US President Barack Obama is getting ready to propose a legislation that will halt the bulk phone data collection of the National Security Agency (NSA) and instead let the agency procure individual court authorizations for every phone number to be investigated.

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Moble apps

New UK tax law may increase price of apps by 20pct

A new tax law in the UK that will take effect at the beginning of 2015 seeks to close a loophole that exempts online music, apps, and downloads from a 20% value added tax.

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