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Google buys video-processing service provider Zync Render

Google Inc (GOOGL.O) said it bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness". Rendering is the process of generating an image from a 2D or 3D model, or models, using computer programs.

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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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Exclusive: YouTube weighs funding efforts to boost premium content - sources

YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, two sources with knowledge of the talks told Reuters

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Demand for personal computers still erratic, outlook unstable

Improved demand for personal computers after years of declines may not last as emerging markets remain weak and recent corporate upgrades in the United States and Europe may prove fleeting.

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After beating Google, Korea's Naver goes global with messaging app Line

The billionaire founder of web portal operator Naver Corp beat back Google Inc to leave South Korea one of few countries where the U.S. search engine does not dominate.

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Google said to be in talks to buy streaming-video site Twitch: WSJ

Google Inc was said to be in talks to acquire video-streaming service Twitch, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday.Officials at Google and Twitch declined to comment on the matter.

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Google hopes test drives steer Americans to embrace its robot cars

Google Inc's self-driving car technology likely will not be available for several more years. But the Internet company is already beginning the job of making the public comfortable with the futuristic vehicles.

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BlackBerry aims to reverse emerging market slump with budget handset

BlackBerry Ltd launched a low-cost touchscreen device in Jakarta, the Z3, as the embattled smartphone maker looks to revive sales in emerging markets like Indonesia where its once-fervent following has shriveled.

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Google to shell out $207M for Dublin data center expansion

Mountain View, US-based search giant Google will shell out $207.7 million (€150 million) to expand its data center in Dublin Ireland to beef up its revenue generation through its cloud services.

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Google Inc. acquires Titan Aerospace, financial terms undisclosed

Google Inc. has acquired Titan Aerospace without disclosing financial information regarding the deal, reported Ventures Africa.

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Japanese state-backed fund INCJ picks up minority stake in robotic hand maker Squse–sources

State-backed fund Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ) entered an agreement to pick up a 20% stake in Kyoto-based robotic hand maker Squse Inc for JPY500 million ($4.9 million), according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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Google Glass looks to roadshows to change public perception of glass

Google Glass is doing more roadshows to give the public and politicians the chance to try Google Glass and help remove the negative publicity that surrounds it, TechCrunch reported.

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State agency orders Google to move its mystery barge for lack of permits

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has told Google to move its mystery barge where construction is currently going on because it lacks the necessary permits, The Associated Press reported.

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Cfius set to scrutinize Lenovo's purchase of Motorola's handset business

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States or Cfius is expected to thoroughly scrutinize the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola's handset business by Chinese technology firm Lenovo.

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European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia nears end of term with landmark decisions lingering with Google and Gazprom

Joaquin Almunia, the Competition Commissioner of the EU, still has to make a decision on allegations that Google abused its market dominance and the price discrimination claims made of Russia's Gazprom before his term ends, Reuters reported.

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