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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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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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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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A man looks at a computer screen at a Samsung showroom in Seoul on July 31, 2014. Samsung Electronics reported a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, blaming increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won.   AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

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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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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SoftBank said to eye DreamWorks as way into Hollywood

CEO Masayoshi Son is reportedly in talks to acquire the studio behind animated films "Shrek" and "How to Train Your Dragon."

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Tech Retrospect: Apple's 'Bendgate' drama and BlackBerry's big return

Apple didn't exactly have a great week in the press, but was all the bad news really well-founded? Also, BlackBerry drops a major new phone, if only because it's huge.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30:  A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google strikes back at News Corp.'s antitrust complaint to EU

Amid a tangle with EU regulators over how it displays search results, Google gets into a war of words with Rupert Murdoch's media giant.

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