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NY Times Technology

At Spain’s Door, a Welcome Mat for Entrepreneurs


A nation is beckoning foreign brains and money with the kind of immigration reform that Silicon Valley can only envy.






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Prototype: Brewing Your Own Beer, With Help From an App


A machine eases the way for amateurs and professionals to make small batches of craft beer.






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Settlement in Apple Case Over E-Books Is Approved


A deal in the antitrust case would give consumers $400 million in cash and e-book credits, and lawyers $50 million. But an appeal is still pending.






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Bits Blog: Google Experimenting With Removing Ads for a Fee


Google started experimenting with a new way to let users contribute to websites in exchange for fewer ads.






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Reuters Technology News

Seattle police body cameras plan revived by deal with anonymous programmer

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Seattle police plan to outfit officers with body cameras was back on for early December after the agency struck an unusual deal with an anonymous programmer whose massive public-records requests threatened to cripple the program, police said on Friday.






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Samsung files ITC complaint to block Nvidia chips from U.S.: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp from the U.S. market, Bloomberg reported.
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European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald






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GameStop attracts bearish options bets after weak results hit shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - GameStop Corp's shares fell 13 percent on Friday, a day after the company posted disappointing quarterly results, and its options attracted bearish bets as traders appeared to be preparing for a further slide in the share price over coming months.
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Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.






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