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Spotify said to be raising half a billion dollars from private investors

The music-streaming company could double the amount of funding it has, which might lead to a delayed IPO.

By January 29, 2015

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FCC rakes in $45 billion from wireless spectrum auction

The record-breaking auction highlights the demand for high-speed wireless service and signals strong promise for the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum.

By January 29, 2015

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Android shipments in 2014 exceed 1 billion for first time

That gave Google's mobile operating system 81 percent of the worldwide market in 2014, compared with 15 percent for Apple's iOS.

By January 29, 2015

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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 January 20, 2015

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AT&T to record $10 billion charge in fourth quarter

The company expects a pretax loss due to changes in pension and post-employment plans and abandonment of certain copper assets.

By January 18, 2015

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Done deal: AT&T closes $2.5 billion purchase of Mexico's Iusacell

AT&T names veteran executive Thaddeus Arroyo CEO of the new Mexico City-based leadership team for Iusacell.

By January 16, 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 October 8, 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 January 8, 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 January 6, 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 January 5, 2015