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Marissa Mayer: Aviate key to Yahoo's mobile ad biz

During Marissa Mayer's tenure as CEO, Yahoo has acquired many companies. But Mayer singled out the artificial intelligence service Aviate for its potential to help the company make big ad bucks on mobile.

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Tech giants want Steve Jobs' personality out of wage-fixing suit

Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe Systems argue that the Apple co-founder’s temperament should not be fair game in the upcoming class-action trial.

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Apple loses bid to dismiss states' e-book antitrust cases

Judge rejects Apple's argument that states lack standing in the case, which seeks as much as $840 million in damages.

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Yahoo clings to small gains as core business remains sluggish

While Alibaba prepares for an IPO and continues to boost Yahoo stock, Yahoo sees a bright spot in its key revenue generator -- display advertising.

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Microsoft cloud service lets firms tap data from Net-connected gadgets

Company is kicking off a limited preview of a new Azure cloud service for managing and analyzing data from Internet of Things devices and sensors.

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Zebra to buy Motorola enterprise unit for $3.45B

Zebra Technologies snaps up Motorola Solutions' enterprise unit, which makes mobile devices and barcode scanners, for $3.45 billion in cash.

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Software engineers think they're amazingly great, study says

In research performed by Chef, 91 percent of software engineers think they're the most valued employees at their company. It makes one wonder about the other 9 percent.

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Buy a scale on Amazon, and it thinks you're a drug dealer

A man looks to buy a mini-scale on Amazon. The site then suggests he also needs a rolling tray, zipper bags, and rolling paper. It really works. I've tried it.

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Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace

Just a month after word came that Facebook was interested in the 20-person drone maker, Google snatches it up for an undisclosed sum.

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When a machine threatens to cut off your health insurance

How much do humans supervise the machines that participate in customer service? One person's experience with Blue Shield of California suggests: "Not much at all."

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This may be the worst social-media marketing song you've ever heard

At Social Media Marketing World, they sing a song. It's called "Let's Get Social." It may not be good for society.

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Microsoft, Sony drop cash on Intellectual Ventures -- report

Dubbed a "patent troll" by some, Intellectual Ventures has built up a massive war chest of patents with help from big tech firms. Apple and Intel apparently did not join this funding round, though, according to Reuters.

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