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Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service


NEW YORK - Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry.

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Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge


- A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue.

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Apple finds bug that causes iPhones to crash


- Apple Inc has found a bug which can cause iPhones to crash when a message containing a specific string of text is received.

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CBS CEO said met with Apple to discuss TV deal


RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif - CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves met with Apple Inc last week to discuss a TV deal, he said at a technology conference Wednesday, and that discussions and negotiations for such a deal are ongoing.

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FCC looks to crack down on robocalls, robotexts

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. telecommunications regulator wants to make it harder for telemarketers and other businesses to place unwanted robocalls and text messages under changes to autodialing rules proposed on Wednesday.

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Avago nears deal for fellow chipmaker Broadcom: sources


- Avago Technologies Ltd is close to an agreement to acquire fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal that could boost Avago's clientele of top-tier smartphone companies.

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Wearable fitness tracker maker Fitbit sued by rival Jawbone

SAN FRANCISCO - Wearable fitness tracking device maker Fitbit Inc is being accused by rival Jawbone of attempting to steal core confidential data about Jawbone's business, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

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Cost of data breaches increasing to average of $3.8 million, study says


- The cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable financial and medical records, according to a study released on Wednesday.

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For London's fashion start-ups, it's being social that counts


LONDON - When Chris Morton was setting up a fashion e-commerce company five years ago, he spent a lot of time listening to online music service Spotify.

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Canada startup Payfirma raises capital, mulls 2016 IPO


TORONTO - Canadian payments software startup Payfirma has raised C$13 million ($10.42 million) in its first institutional funding round and is considering an initial public offering in 2016, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

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Reading between the lines in Rand Paul’s new book

Dana Milbank writes in the Washington Post that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is "clearly separating himself from the rest of the GOP," with a new book, titled "Taking a Stand," that was released this week.