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Cristina Fernandez

Time almost up for Argentina to avoid debt default

Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing to either cut a deal by the end of the day with "holdout" investors suing it or win more time from a U.S. court to reach a settlement.

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Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift

Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.

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23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build survey tools and expand its gene database.

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Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent

Twitter Inc halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked.

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Why Swell Acquisition for $30M is Beneficial to Apple?

Following Apple’s acquisition of Beats, the tech giant now turns to another possible iTunes enhancer – Swell. The tech world is buzzing with predictions and suppositions that this deal may be the "Pandora's box of talk radio."

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Top 20 African tech startups, PesaPal, mobile services providers in the lead

Technology startups in Africa help mobile and internet usage increase and continually grow in the future. Currently, about 16 percent of the continent’s population has access to the internet and is increasing. This makes Africa a transformative potential in the digital world. Listed below are promising tech startup companies that show impressive development since its operation.

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Jeff Bezos

Amazon, Twitter, Instagram Bank on Their Logos for Success: What Makes them Standout

There is power in a great logo. Whether they are plain and simple or colorful and exuberant, the logo’s capability to bring a company extensive brand recognition and distinction is undeniable. They aim to get the trust, respect and energy in the forefront of consumers’ thoughts.

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With PlayStation network, Sony goes back to the future in search of revival

Japan's Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation.

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Orange's network investments help ward off low-cost rivals in France

Telecoms operator Orange's investment in faster fiber and mobile broadband networks in its French home market has started to pay off, as its high-end focus insulates it from cut- price fixed plans offered by rival Bouygues.

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Huawei says ships 34 million smartphones in H1 globally, up 62 percent year-on-year

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.

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China regulator in anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software.

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MIT Unveils Its Top Fifty Smartest Companies in 2014

The MIT Technology Review has recently released its list of the top companies from different fields of industry who have made impressive strides in its fields. The list showed companies who made dramatic developments in different fields, including engineering, agricultural technology, and the world wide Web.

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Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website.

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Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.

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Europe subdued, Russia shares tumble on new sanctions

The euro was stuck near its lowest level since November and Russian shares tumbled for a third straight day on Monday as new European sanctions for Moscow chilled the already frosty relationship between the two.

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