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  • Catholic group urges pope to allow contraception to fight Zika

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  • Two senior executives at India's Flipkart leaving to launch own ventures

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  • World's top scientists pledge to share all findings to fight Zika

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  • Disappointing show by HBO, Turner drags down Time Warner

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  • Zika alarm sparks run on supply of scientific virus samples

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  • Computer as driver? 'Yes' from feds boosts self-driving cars

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  • Twitter introduce comando similar a función de Facebook

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  • What's Ahead for Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook?

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  • India, Singapore scientists race to make Zika test kit, but lack of live sample a challenge

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  • Chinese investors bid $1.2B for Norwegian tech firm Opera

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  • Google rolls out features to strengthen online security

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  • Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines

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  • Japan camera makers battle smartphone onslaught

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  • Konica Minolta launches state-of-art cloud-based education ERP

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  • Google's self-driving cars move closer to reality

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  • Sonos finally adds Apple Music support

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  • Chinese internet firms offer $1.23 bln for Norway's Opera Software

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  • Watch Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical inventions come to life in a new Science Museum exhibition

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  • PayUmoney intends to register 12,000 merchants on upgraded app

    New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) PayUmoney, an online payments solution app, says it intends to add about 12,000 merchants this month through its upgraded app. Until the launch, the average registration was 6,500 and now it intends to add about 12,000 merchants this month," Abhishek Tripathi, head of

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  • Twitter results need to wow to reassure investors

    When Twitter Inc reports results on Wednesday, a less than stellar showing could hammer the stock further as a broad selloff in the technology sector has made investors jittery. Twitter's shares have lost more than two-thirds of their value in the past 12 months and hit a record low of $14.32 on

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  • Concerned by cyber threat, Obama seeks big increase in funding

    By Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought a surge in funding to counter cyber security threats, as his top intelligence official warned Congress that computer attacks were among the most imminent security challenges facing the United States. In

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  • ARM shrugs off smartphone slowdown as newer designs win share

    By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's ARM Holdings said more than half of all smartphones shipped in the fourth quarter contained its most powerful processor technology, helping it grow revenue even as demand cools in markets such as China. The company's v8 architecture, which analysts

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  • China confirms first case of Zika virus - Xinhua

    By Megha Rajagopalan and Clare Jim BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua news agency said. The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas

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  • Firewall pioneer Kramer bets on shift to cloud security

    By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Check Point Software Technologies co-founder Shlomo Kramer, a pioneer of efforts to protect businesses from cyber attacks, is betting on security in the cloud as the sector's next big development. Moving network protection to the cloud could ultimately replace

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  • Indian scientists express doubt over meteorite death attribution

    By Andrew MacAskill NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian scientists have expressed doubt that a man in the southern state of Tamil Nadu was the first person to have been confirmed killed by a meteorite strike, as the state's top official has declared. "It cannot be a meteorite," he said.

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  • U.S. lawmakers seek to bar states from mandating encryption weaknesses

    By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build encryption weaknesses into their products. The move marks the latest foray into an ongoing debate over encryption

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  • Opera Software welcomes Chinese consortium's $1.2 billion bid

    The Norwegian company that owns the popular Opera web browser said Wednesday that a Chinese consortium led by the Golden Brick Silk Road investment fund had offered 10.5 billion kroner ($1.2 billion) to take it over. The Opera Software board unanimously recommended the offer, saying that at 71 kroner

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  • Nokia holds 91 percent of Alcatel after second round of offer

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish telecoms network equipment maker Nokia on Wednesday said it holds about 91 percent of the shares in France's Alcatel-Lucent following the second round of its 15.6 billion euro ($17.6 billion) all-stock offer. Nokia has already started to combine its operations with

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  • This tech could give you week's battery in single charge

    London, Feb 10 (IANS) With this new technology, your phone could get an entire week's battery life in a single charge. "Give us more juice" was the cry from tech enthusiasts at this year's Consumer Electronics Show held in January in Las Vegas and the number one item on their tech

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  • Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuse

    Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a council of outside experts and organizations to battle abusive behavior at the one-to-many messaging service. "With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily

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  • Genome offers clues on thwarting reviled, disease-carrying ticks

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unlocked the genetic secrets of one of the least-loved creatures around, the tick species that spreads Lyme disease, in research that may lead to new methods to control these diminutive arachnids that dine on blood. The researchers said on Tuesday

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  • Now, France asks Facebook to stop sending user data to US

    London, Feb 10 (IANS) In another setback to Facebook in Europe, the French data protection authority has ordered the social networking giant to stop sending user data to the US and comply with the European data protection law. According to a report in technology website Tech Crunch, Facebook has been

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  • Climate change will make westbound transatlantic flights longer - study

    Flights from Europe to North America will take slightly longer and nudge up airline fuel costs if climate change strengthens high altitude winds as widely expected, a study said on Wednesday. The headwind into a stronger jet stream should lengthen westbound flights by about five minutes, slightly more

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  • Elderly Care Startup Gets Tech Buzz

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    Feb. 9 -- Walter Todd, Greenwood Capital's chief investment officer, and Bloomberg Intelligence's Geetha Ranganathan discuss Walt Disney Co.'s first-quarter earnings with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West."

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  • North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not seen transmitting - U.S. sources

    By Andrea Shalal and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but is not believed to have transmitted data back to Earth, U.S. sources said of a launch that has so far failed to convince experts that Pyongyang has significantly advanced

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    Feb. 9 -- Lenny Alcivar, Targeted Victory's director of client strategy, and Bloomberg's Bill Allison discuss the role of politics in Silicon Valley. They speak with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West."

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