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Estate planning for the young, rich and childless

For many single or childless individuals, the question of how to distribute their worldly wealth after they die is wide-open and complicated. A charity? Alma mater? Distant nieces and nephews? A cat?

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Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO commits to develop Xbox platform

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) Chief Executive Satya Nadella committed to develop its Xbox gaming platform in a letter to company employees, quashing rumors that the unit might be spun off.

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Advocates for blind, deaf want more from Apple

Advocates for the blind are debating whether to use a carrot or a stick to persuade one of their oldest allies, Apple Inc, to close an emerging digital divide in mobile technology.

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Drew Chadwick

"Emblem3" star Drew Chadwick exits from the group to pursue solo career; Chadwick to hold concert tours in North America on 2015 [VIDEO]

Drew Chadwick is set to face the spotlight alone without the company of the other singers with him from Emblem3. He was reportedly exited the group last June 20 as he wanted to have a huge break and right now, he covets to search for his own "mark" in the music industry.

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Apollo Nida Sentencing Update: "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks' husband receives 8 years of sentencing; Parks absent at Georgia Court

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Phaedra Parks' husband Apollo Nida faced the court earlier after committing crimes of several fraud cases. He will receive 8 years of sentencing. Moreover, Nida wasn't with Parks during the sentencing declaration. But why?

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Brazil bandits steal $6.3 million of Samsung phones, computers

Bandits attacked a Samsung Electronics Co Ltd factory near Sao Paulo late Sunday and held workers hostage while they robbed truckloads of smartphones, tablets and notebook computers the company valued at about $6.3 million.

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Chinese hackers turned focus to U.S. experts on Iraq: security firm

A sophisticated group of hackers believed to be associated with the Chinese government, who for years targeted U.S experts on Asian geopolitical matters, suddenly began breaching computers belonging to experts on Iraq as the rebellion there escalated, a security firm said on Monday.

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Google executives visit Cuba for first time to promote open Internet

A team of top Google executives is visiting Cuba to promote open Internet access, according to a dissident blogger who says she met the group in Havana.

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Alibaba names partnership members in new IPO prospectus

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding [IPO-ALIB.N] revealed the members of its 28-person partnership in its updated initial public offering prospectus on Monday.

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Two senior Twitter executives resign as growth lags

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Thursday announced the abrupt departure of two senior executives, including the chief operating officer who had been responsible for the social media company's efforts to revive flagging user growth.

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SV Angel's Ron Conway

Social inequality in San Francisco spurs verbal brawl among VCs

Ongoing tensions over how to handle social inequality in San Francisco sparked an a rare outburst among venture capitalists Monday. Facebook Inc executive-turned-venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya called for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

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PayPal President David Marcus

Head of eBay's PayPal unit steps down to join Facebook

David Marcus, who has led eBay Inc's fast-growing payments unit PayPal for the past two years, will step down this month to run Facebook Inc's messaging products, the companies announced on Monday.

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Marcel Lazar Lehel aka "Guciffer"

Romania sentences hacker 'Guccifer' to jail

A Romanian court sentenced hacker "Guccifer", who broke into the emails of former U.S. president George W. Bush's family, entertainment figures and the head of the Romanian secret service, to four years in jail on Friday.

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Apple’s HealthKit is made in Australia, startup founder claims

Alison Hardacre, co-founder and managing director of HealthKit, a Melbourne-based startup and owner of both the HealthKit Twitter handle and the website expressed disappointment over Twitter on Apple's use of its company name in its new product.

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Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Sweden to serve copyright violation sentence

One of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations after being on the run for nearly two years, Swedish police said on Saturday.

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