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Twitter-Google Deal Puts Tweets in Search Results

Google and Twitter announced a partnership Tuesday to display tweets in search results, renewing a tieup that ended in 2011.

The move will allow Google to get more real-time results in its search queries, and help Twitter boost engagement after a period of sluggish user growth which has weighed on its stock price.

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Gazans Reach beyond Blockade Through Start-up

Dozens of workers sit with their eyes glued to computer screens and fingers clicking away on keyboards writing code and tapping in data for clients around the globe.

It could be a scene at any software firm, but these programmers are Palestinians based in the Gaza Strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade since 2006.

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Sweden Seizes Pirate Bay Web Domains

A Stockholm court on Tuesday seized the Swedish web domains of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay over repeated copyright violations in a bid to end the site's activities.

This was the first time a Swedish prosecutor had requested that an internet address be taken off the web permanently, according to the online edition of Swedish paper of reference Dagens Nyheter.

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U.N. Virtual Reality Film Highlights Plight of Syrian Refugees

The United Nations is using virtual reality technology to help the public experience what it is like to live in a Syrian refugee camp.

"Clouds Over Sidra" is a short documentary film following a day in the life of a 12-year-old Syrian girl living in a refugee camp in Syria's neighbor Jordan.

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Court Agrees Samsung Copied Apple, but Tosses some Damages

A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.

The ruling, coming three years after an epic courtroom battle between two tech industry giants, could mean yet another trial over a portion of damages representing more than a third of the total award. Legal experts, however, say the rivals may be more inclined to negotiate a settlement this time around.

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Pakistan Firm in Global Fake Degree Scam Worth Millions

A Pakistani company that has pledged to build a media empire was facing tough criticism Monday after the New York Times said it was earning tens of millions of dollars by selling fake degrees around the world.

Operating out of the city of Karachi with 2,000 employes, the company Axact ran a fake education empire that involved paid actors promoting fictitious universities and even fake State Department authentication certifications bearing the signature of John Kerry, the article said.

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Filmmakers Look to Twitter, Facebook for Stars

Looking for a tattooed demon to be killed by an undercover virgin in your sex club? Well, as any good horror film producer knows, the best place to look these days is on Facebook and Twitter.

The Z-list purveyors of schlock at Cannes Film Festival, hawking such memorable titles as "Jurassic Prey" and "Sky Sharks", say social media plays an increasingly crucial role in casting actors.

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Cyberattacks Targeting Oil Sector, Say Researchers

A series of cyberattacks has been targeting the oil and gas sector in what appears to be an effective variant of the so-called Nigerian email scam, security researchers said Monday.

The scheme dubbed "Phantom Menace" has victimized a number of oil and gas buyers, getting them to pay for non-existent crude, according to a report by Panda Security.

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CEO: Nissan Will be Ready with Autonomous Driving by 2020

Nissan Motor Co. will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Monday.

Many of the world's automakers, and companies outside the auto industry such as Google, are working on technologies that allow cars to navigate without human intervention.

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Turkey Delays 4G Tender after Erdogan Confusion

Turkey has delayed its planned tender for 4G mobile technology licences, reports said Saturday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sowed confusion by saying the country should skip straight to 5G technology.

The transport and telecommunications ministry has decided to postpone the tender auction for fourth generation mobile technology licences by three months, the Hurriyet and Milliyet dailies said.

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