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China's Alibaba Potentially to Invest in Snapchat

Snapchat has held talks with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba toward a possible investment in the mobile-messaging startup, U.S. media have reported.

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Country Web Domains Can't be Seized

The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits.

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Pinterest Buys Startup with Image Organizing Skills

Online bulletin-board service Pinterest on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Spanish startup Icebergs, specializing in helping creative people collaborate on projects.

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Microsoft Challenging U.S. on Overseas Data

In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge Thursday a U.S court order requiring it to give prosecutors .electronic mail content associated with an overseas server.

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Britain to Trial Driverless Cars from 2015

Driverless cars will be allowed on British roads from January 2015 as part of a pilot initiative in three cities, the government announced Wednesday.

Cities nationwide are being invited to bid to host one of a series of trials that will last between 18 and 36 months, and to receive a share of the £10 million ($17 million, 12.5 million euros) of government funding for the scheme.

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Microsoft Says Complies with Law in China amid Probe

Microsoft said Wednesday it seeks to comply with Chinese law, after Beijing announced an anti-monopoly investigation of the US technology giant over its business practices.

"Microsoft complies with the laws and regulations of every market in which we operate around the world and we have industry leading monitoring and enforcement mechanisms in place to ensure this," it said in a brief statement. 

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Escaping Email: Inspired Vision or Hallucination?

Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and this wisdom is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work, where the incessant drumbeat of email has become an excruciating annoyance.

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Twitter Flies on Surprisingly Strong Numbers

Twitter shares shot higher by some 30 percent Tuesday after its quarterly report showed surprisingly strong revenue and user growth, despite a widening loss.

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Canada Says China Hacked Science Agency Computers

Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.

China partners each year with thousands of Canadians firms to roll out new technologies, and took advantage of this arrangement to engage in a cyber attack, Ottawa said.

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T-Mobile Deal Helps Rhapsody Hit 2M Paying Subs

Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile U.S. Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April.

Last month, Rhapsody teamed up with the nation's fourth-largest carrier on a new service called unRadio. It allows users to stream randomly generated songs along a genre, artist or song name without ads. It also lets them save 25 favorite songs to their device and lets them skip an unlimited number of tracks.

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