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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

Tech giants join forces to hasten high-quality video

The alliance, which includes Microsoft, Google and Netflix, pledges to build next-generation video technology -- and offer it for free.

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

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Official: Australia set to charge GST on all online purchases from 2017
Netflix, Amazon, Steam and Google Play are all on notice as state and federal treasurers agree to apply GST to all goods and services sold online into Australia.
by Nic Healey
Zero flix to give: EzyFlix closure shows perils of digital 'ownership'
Australians are turning towards digital content in droves, but the surprise shut down of EzyFlix has come as a timely reminder that a digital library is not worth much when the platform collapses.
by Claire Reilly

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