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Apple Considering Tidal Music Purchase

Apple is exploring the purchase of rival music streaming service Tidal, which is run by rap star Jay-Z, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

The paper said Apple is interested in using the company to beef-up its own year-old steaming service Apple Music.

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Oracle Told to Pay HP Billions in Chip Dispute

A California jury on Thursday ordered business software giant Oracle to pay Hewlett Packard Enterprise $3.1 billion for backing off a promise to support data servers powered by Itanium chips.

Oracle said it had acted properly in the situation and that it planned to appeal to a higher court.

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US Man Claims Apple Owes Him a Fortune for iPhone Idea

A Florida man who claims Apple made a killing with his iPhone idea is suing the technology giant seeking billions of dollars.

A lawsuit filed in a federal court in Florida this week by Thomas Ross argued that Apple "hijacked and exploited" a design he came up with in 1992 for an "electronic reading device."

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Google's Madrid Offices Raided in Tax Probe

Google's offices in Madrid were being searched in a tax probe Thursday, an internal source said, just over a month after police raided the Internet giant in Paris in a similar investigation.

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Algerians Celebrate Return of Social Media after Blackout

Algerian internet users flocked back to social media on Friday following several days of blackout as the government sought to prevent a repeat of leaks of high school test papers.

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U.S. Military's Cyber Force Reluctant to Cut Internet to IS Jihadists in Syria

The U.S. military is wary of cutting Internet connections to Islamic State strongholds such as Raqa in Syria, even though the Pentagon is waging cyber-war against the jihadists, officials said Wednesday.

Cyber Command -- better known as CYBERCOM -- officially started attacking the tech-savvy IS group in April, in what was the command's most important offensive since being established in 2010.

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Israel Plans Law against Using Facebook for 'Terror'

Israel's justice and internal security ministers on Wednesday announced plans to propose legislation banning the use of Facebook to advance what they label as "terror."

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Indian Cabinet Approves Mobile Radiowaves Auction

The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday approved a mega auction of mobile phone radiowaves, hoping to scoop about $85 billion from the sale of licenses in the world's second-largest market.

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World's Fastest Supercomputer Entirely Made in China

China has built the world's fastest supercomputer using locally made microchips, a survey said Monday, the first time the country has taken the top spot without using US technology.

The Sunway TaihuLight machine is twice as fast as the previous number one, which was built in China with chips from US firm Intel, the Top500 survey of supercomputers said on its website www.top500.org.

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U.S.: 'Hack the Pentagon' Program Reveals 138 Security Flaws

Hackers invited by the US government as part of a pilot program to find flaws with five Pentagon websites discovered 138 security vulnerabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

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