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Alphabet launches code for fast loading of heavy mobile content

- Alphabet Inc, formerly Google Inc, announced a new open source code that allows faster loading of Web pages with heavy content such as video, animation and graphics on smartphones and tablets.

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In big shift, online retailer drops membership fee

-, the online retailer founded by former executive Marc Lore, said on Wednesday that it dropped its $50 annual membership fee, marking a shift in business strategy for the upstart as it seeks to undercut Amazon and others on price.

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Israeli team signs first launch deal in Google moon race

JERUSALEM - An Israeli team competing in a race to the moon sponsored by Google has signed a with California-based SpaceX for a rocket launch, putting it at the front of the pack and on target for blast-off in late 2017, officials said on Wednesday.

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Max Schrems: the law student who took on Facebook

BRUSSELS/VIENNA - From Vienna cafes to the European Union's highest court, an Austrian law student's two-year battle against Facebook and mass U.S. surveillance culminated in a landmark ruling that has rippled across the business world.

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Samsung Electronics tips better-than-expected third quarter profit, shares surge

SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd forecast a sharp jump in quarterly profit, trumping expectations and sending its shares surging as favorable currency rates and robust component sales appeared have to offset weakness in smartphones. | Video

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FAA says it will test ways to track rogue drone flights

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration will test new technology to detect and track rogue drone flights around U.S. airports through a partnership with Arlington, Virginia-based CACI International Inc, the agency said on Wednesday.

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