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Google parent Alphabet beats on revenue, earnings; sets buyback

Google parent Alphabet Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly revenues and earnings on Thursday, helped by strong advertising sales on mobile devices and YouTube, and the search company authorized a $7 billion repurchase of its Class C stock.

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Uber sees flying commuters in 10 years

SAN FRANCISCO Flying commuters like George Jetson could be whizzing to work through the sky less than 10 years from now, according to ride-services provider Uber, which believes the future of transportation is literally looking up.

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U.S. Senate panel to hold hearing on AT&T-Time Warner deal on December 7

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee will hold a hearing on Dec. 7 on the proposed merger of Time Warner Inc and AT&T Inc , and the companies' chief executives will testify, the committee said in a statement.

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Booz Allen reviewing security after arrest of NSA contractor

WASHINGTON Consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton said on Thursday it had commissioned an external review of its security practices, a move that comes after authorities arrested an employee of the firm that was working under contract at the National Security Agency and charged with stealing classified information.

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Florida man pleads guilty to hacking, spamming scheme

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from his role in wide-ranging hacking scheme that generated $1.3 million through the hijacking of customer email accounts to send unsolicited "spam" messages, prosecutors said.

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Qualcomm to buy NXP for $38 billion in biggest chip deal

Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for about $38 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry, making it the leading supplier to the fast-growing automotive chips market. | Video

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