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Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long.

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Reddit raises $50 mn - with users cut in on the action

Social news sharing site Reddit on Tuesday announced it had raised $50 million from investors who agreed that, this time, members of its community would get a piece of the action.

Tue 30 Sep 14 from

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DirecTV secures NFL Sunday Ticket deal vital to AT&T merger

The deal also expands the partnership to include Sunday Ticket live on mobile devices, likely to be a key promoted feature for AT&T.

4 hours ago from CNET

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IBM starts online hub for NYC tech firms

IBM starts up online hub for New York City tech firms        

7 hours ago from USA today

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EU says Ireland grants Apple illegal tax benefits

The European Union's competition watchdog says tax rebates that Ireland granted iPhone maker Apple appear to amount to illegal state aid and may have to be recouped.

Tue 30 Sep 14 from

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Amazon, Disney close to mending strained relationship -- report

Some Disney DVD releases are back on Amazon after they were removed from the e-commerce site in August.

12 hours ago from CNET

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News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million

News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion.

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Now Verizon is doubling its shared data plans too

In a nice little example of what happens when there's actually some competition in a market, Verizon hasábecome the third carrier to double the data it offers in many of its largest ...

8 hours ago from The Verge

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Gold iPads coming this month, rumored 12.9-incher next year

Apple will add gold to the iPad's monochromatic palette, according to Bloomberg. "People familiar with the plans" reportedly stated that the color option will be revealed this month ...

21 hours ago from The Verge

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Court-ordered anti-smoking ads challenged by firms

The nation's largest tobacco companies are challenging court-ordered advertisements requiring the cigarette makers to say they lied about the dangers of smoking.

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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