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Google scraps its mysterious floating retail store

One of Google's secretive barges appears to be heading to the scrap yard, a US court orders Microsoft to turn over data stored overseas, and HP teases a stylish smartwatch.

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Tech Retrospect: Microsoft's international email woes

Turns out storing your data overseas may not be such a good idea. Also, Samsung teases some "very innovative" products. Those stories and more in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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'Valley Girl' Jesse Draper moves Internet show to television

Six years after starting her offbeat Internet-based talk show, Draper this week winds up on the big -- well, bigger -- screen on a couple of Bay Area TV stations.

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eBay has more female workers than other tech giants

The e-commerce company has more than doubled the number of women in leadership roles over the past three years, but it still has some work to do on racial diversity.

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REDMOND, WASHINGTON - JULY 17: A building on the Microsoft Headquarters campus is pictured July 17, 2014 in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced, July 17, that Microsoft will cut 18,000 jobs, the largest layoff in the company's history. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

US judge orders Microsoft to produce emails held abroad

Microsoft had sought to prevent the Justice Department from obtaining emails in Ireland without first getting the country's consent.

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Apple eliminating 200 Beats jobs -- report

As Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics comes close to completion, hundreds of employees may find that their positions are marked as redundant.

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Spider-Man and PS4 drive surprise profit for Sony

Sales of the PlayStation 4 doubled in the Japanese giant's latest financial results, but it's still on course for an overall loss.

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LibreOffice makes its case as open source alternative to MS Office

Newest release of open source suite comes as LibreOffice now claims 80 million active users around the world.

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With Windows Phone 8.1 update, Cortana learns to speak Chinese

Microsoft's smartphone personal assistant is also now equipped to work in United Kingdom, and early versions have been pushed out for Australia, Canada, and India.

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Amazon to Hachette: Lower e-book prices to $9.99 to end dispute

The e-commerce company has made the book publisher a public offer: accept $9.99 e-book prices, and Amazon won't ask for more of each sale.

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Why Android Wear is worth watching

Brian Cooley discusses the emergence of Google's Android Wear OS in the nascent smartwatch market and tells you what developers need to do to make it appealing to consumers.

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Hilton to replace hotel room keys with smartphones

Hilton announces an initiative that will let guests access their rooms using their smartphones while relegating key cards to the history bin.

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