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Google's retail ambitions may be floating away

Two Google Barges have sat idle and unfinished for months. Now a report says the software giant has sold one of them -- not good news for its retail hopes.

Apple closes $3B Beats deal

Apple says it will work with the Beats team to "elevate" the experience already created by Beats products.

Twitter tries to corral hashtags running rampant

A new feature in Twitter's iOS app describes hashtags to give those not in-the-know some insight.

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