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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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Apple said to be buying Google-backed Swell for $30M

The Swell podcast-streaming app, which learns what you like and don't like, reportedly will be shut down as part of the $30 million deal.

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NYC gets Lyft ride-sharing, but without the sharing

Lyft finally rolls out in New York City boroughs, but with commercially licensed drivers behind the wheel, not ordinary people.

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HP settles with Chubby Checker over manhood-length app

After the famous singer brought a lawsuit accusing a Palm app of trademark infringement, the two parties come to an agreement.

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Apple-IBM partnership: Microsoft today, Google tomorrow

Commentary: The new partnership between Apple and IBM will help, in the short term, to get more Apple's products into corporations. In the longer term, it could help Apple's cloud efforts as well.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 19: CEO of Salesforce.com Mark Benioff participates in a Dreamforce 2013 Fireside Chat at Moscone Center on November 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: The big giver

Q&A: Not your typical 6-foot, 5-inch multibillionaire, Benioff is urging his tech brethren to follow his philanthropic example and give more to their communities.

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Google X project has lofty goal: Prevent disease

Google's audacious research arm has already invested in driverless cars and Wi-Fi balloons. Now a new "moon shot" will try to tackle health care by examining what it means to be healthy.

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