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VC Ron Conway's 'One City' enlists techies, celebs to help schools

A spoof video about an overhyped tech product called "MyBook" aims to get tech companies to donate books and resources to San Francisco public schools.

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Spending on mergers, acquisitions approaches year 2000's boom levels

A record third quarter sees 2014 on track to hit almost $500 billion in M&A spending, says a research firm, not far from 2000's nearly $600 billion.

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Windows 10 aims to blend best of 7 and 8

Skipping over Windows 9, Microsoft will combine elements of Windows 7 and 8 into the next operating system. In the world of smartwatches, Pebble drops prices, Basis beefs up its fitness watch and Pavlok shocks you into going to the gym.

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Head-up displays: Coming soon to a windshield near you (Next Big Thing, Episode 10)

Head-up displays are about to become mainstream; TV airwaves are about to make room for mobile data instead; and implanted wireless technology offers freedom from paralysis.

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EU: Apple gets tax advantage from Ireland

The European Commission's competition regulator says something looks fishy in "selective" treatment of Apple by Irish authorities, and he wants answers.

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TV airwaves: Moving TV out, mobile in

Brian Cooley discusses why wireless carriers are chomping at the bit to buy available TV broadcast spectrum in an auction set to happen mid-2015.

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Apple clears regulatory approval to sell iPhone 6 in China

Chinese authorities issue license to Apple allowing the latest version of its device to be used on the country's wireless network in the world's largest smartphone market.

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Feds charge exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers

StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them.

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Behind Ello hype, a Facebook rebellion brews

The new Ello social network sees a spike in sign-ups, Facebook copies Google's Auto Awesome Stories, and GoPro rolls out new Hero4 action cameras.

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Microsoft to open flagship store on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue

Microsoft confirms it is planning to open its first New York City flagship store -- just blocks from Apple's flagship shop known as the Cube.

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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.

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Attention, wireless innovators: The 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards is now accepting submissions

Submissions are now open for the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards.

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