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Google tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service

Google Inc is preparing to test new technology that may provide the foundation for a wireless version of its high-speed "Fiber" Internet service, according to telecommunication experts who scrutinized the company's regulatory filings.

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Researchers find new web encryption bug, warn of 'Poodle' attack

Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to steal data in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack.

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Twitter sues U.S. Justice Department for right to reveal surveillance requests

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying its battle with federal agencies as the Internet industry's self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to reveal the extent of U.S. government surveillance.

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Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition now has price tag of $22 billion

Facebook Inc (FB.O) closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, with the final price tag rising an additional $3 billion to roughly $22 billion because of the increased value of Facebook's stock in recent months.

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Yahoo-AOL merger proposal: recipe for revival, or stagnation?

A proposed merger of Internet pioneers AOL Inc and Yahoo Inc could create a nimbler player in Web video, but strong growth, the measure of success in Silicon Valley, would remain elusive.

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Yahoo options volume hits record on Alibaba's market debut

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Internet company to a one-day record high.

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Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over

Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) for almost four decades, stepped aside as chief executive on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, but stressed that nothing at the business software company will change.

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Apple to unveil new iPads, operating system on Oct. 21: report

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is set to launch two new iPads and release the next version of its Mac operating system at its next event on Oct. 21, a Daily Dot report said, citing sources familiar with the matter.

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Tech, equipment makers join U.S. 'net neutrality' debate

Regulating internet providers more like public utility companies could hurt the Internet and the U.S. economy, more than two dozen network technology and equipment makers have told U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

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Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million

Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, reflecting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations.

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UK advisor Patrick Rock arrested over child porn allegations

Patrick Rock, an advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron and one of the pioneers of the country's Internet filtering program, was arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

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Yahoo snaps up Seattle mobile marketing startup Sparq

Internet giant Yahoo acquired Seattle, Washington-based mobile marketing startup Sparq for an undisclosed amount to start monetizing its mobile user base and drive revenue growth.

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Most startups die 20 months after last funding round -research

New York-based research gathered data on startup death and found out that half of early-stage firms die before raising $1 million and that most startups last 20 months after their last funding round.

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Yahoo bought San Francisco startup Aviate for $80M -source

Internet giant Yahoo was earlier reported to have bought San Francisco-based startup Aviate for an undisclosed amount, but now a source familiar with the deal revealed that the acquisition was valued at $80 million.

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China's Qihoo 360 denies rumors of Alibaba stake purchase

Qihoo 360 Techology Co., China's second-largest search engine by users, on Thursday dismissed rumors that e-commerce major Alibaba Group Holding would pick up a stake in the company. Qihoo shares surged 9.3% on Wednesday on speculation the two companies were in talks over a deal.

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