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China's Yuan up on suspected intervention, set for August loss

The marginal rise in Chinese currency Yuan on Monday is believed to be the extended support by the central bank of the world's second largest economy.

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Pump jack

Oil price up 27% in just 3 sessions; OPEC agrees on a fair price deal

The oil price surged to one-month high at $47.31 a barrel on New York Mercantile Exchange (NYME). Oil futures reached $48.09 indicating its highest since 31 July. The rebound in oil prices was mainly due to two factors.

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Affordable Care Act

Two Harvard graduates make it easier to choose the right health plan thru data analysis

Two Harvard graduates, through their website, solve the challenge of choosing the right health plan in a labyrinth of health insurance coverage, rules, and companies.

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Japan

Japan inflation weakens consumer purchasing power in July

Japan's economy continues to decline. Inflation rate and household spending crawled in July. This is according to data that was released onFriday that will possibly add pressure on the central bank to raise its barrage of monetary stimulus.

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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is worth $7T market opportunity - IDC

Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to become a $7-trillion market over next five years on the most conservative basis and 50 billion new connections during the same period. Some other project the mobile wallet industry will be worth $14.4-trillion market in the near future.

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Aparna Chennapragada

Mobile TeleSystems tied up with Google for a voice command mobile internet service in Russia

Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) partnered with Google to improve its mobile internet service. The deal will highlight Google Now voice search, advertising and promoting it on MTS outlets. The voice command app would be pre-installed on Android devices available on MTS retail chains.

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Tim Cook

September 9 Apple Event may bring out a revamped Apple TV and the iPhone 6S

Apple recently announced its iPhone launch, which will be on September 9 at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. There are reports that Apple will unveil an enhanced Apple TV and iPhone 6s.

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Saipem

Italian oil explorer Eni discovers 'supergiant' gas field off Egyptian coast

It appears that a supergiant gas field was recently discovered in an Egyptian coast by an Italian oil group called 'Eni'. According to a recent report by Telegraph, "a supergiant gas field holding the equivalent of 5.5 billion barrels of oil has been discovered off the coast of Egypt, the largest ever find in the Mediterranean."

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Facebook

Move over Siri, here comes Facebook's personal concierge M

Facebook gives Apple, Google, and other companies providing users with virtual assistants a run for their money. The company has launched M, a digital helper that makes use of artificial intelligence and human knowledge.

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Andrew House

YouTube Gaming launched; Brings gaming, commentary, and live-streaming to the next level

YouTube has officially launched its gaming hub, where gamers can post game plays and commentary. It is also a platform for live-streaming.

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Traveller

You too can drop everything and travel the world for $40,000

Mark and Britnee Johnston spent a whole year's vacation leave days or two weeks on a trip to Vietnam. It was their first long trip as a couple and as they toured the small Asian country and talked to other travellers, two weeks of travel suddenly didn't seem enough. Mark said that they felt unsatisfied thinking that they have to wait another year to have another vacation again.

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Instagram

Out of the box: Instagram update allows users to upload landscape and portrait photos and videos

No more square photos! Previously, there were fewer options when uploading photos on Instagram but its latest update, available on both iOS and Android platforms, will allow users to show off an entire photo even if it's not square-shaped.

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Oil refinery

The reason Saudi Arabia won't hold off oil production

It has been nine months since OPEC made a choice to abandon its production target unalterable and pursue market share rather than trying to prop up prices, the group is now faced with a set of complicated issues and decisions going forward.

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Brazil's reais

Brazil is financially ruined, under recession

Whether Brazilians like it or not they are again headed for their worst economic crisis. The government reported Friday that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) had plunged 1.9% in Q2 alone and once again putting the nation into a technical recession.

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Twitter

Twitter launches Music on Vine for iOS and Android to help you discover and create music

Twitter announced Thursday Music on Vine designed for iOS and Android that would make it easier for users to discover and create their own music through the short-form video sharing app.

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