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SpaceX lands $1 billion from Google and Fidelity

The search giant says its interest in SpaceX is rooted in satellite imaging, as well as other "space-based technologies."

By 21 January 2015

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Hungry black hole sucks up weight of 100 billion billion hot dogs a minute

Astronomers have located a black hole that appears to be from a new class of cosmic champion eaters.

By 9 October 2014

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Tablet users expected to soar past 1 billion, but growth will slow

Nearly 15 percent of people around the world will use a tablet this year. But growth in the number of users is expected to drop dramatically, says research firm eMarketer.

By 9 January 2015

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Kickstarter raised half a billion dollars in pledges in 2014

More than 3 million people contributed money last year to help kick-start projects on the crowdfunding site.

By 7 January 2015

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Amazon third-party vendors sold more than 2 billion items in 2014

That's a plus, given the retail giant's profit margins are higher when products are sold through third parties, say analysts cited in The Wall Street Journal.

By 6 January 2015

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Apple faces 'billions of euros' costs in tax avoidance probe, report says

European investigators are set to accuse Apple of receiving "illegal state aid" in Ireland for more than 20 years.

By 29 September 2014

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Over 2 billion smartphones will circulate in 2016, report predicts

In 2018, the devices will cross another threshold when more than half of all mobile phones worldwide will be smartphones -- up from 38 percent this year.

By 12 December 2014

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World's fastest 2D camera can capture 100 billion frames per second

A new 2D camera developed by a team of biomedical engineers is the fastest ever made, able to image light phenomena in more detail than ever before.

By 4 December 2014

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Dyson sets aside $1.56 billion for future tech innovations

The luxury small-appliance company plans to introduce four new product categories over the next four years.

By 21 November 2014

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Mobile transaction users to jump to 2 billion by 2017

More and more, says Juniper Research, people will use their mobile devices to buy products or do their banking, boosted by services such as Apple Pay.

By 18 November 2014