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Google Fiber set to launch in four more US cities

Google is set to announce the expansion of its Google Fiber internet service to four new cities, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, with the details of the new rollout coming in the next few days. According to the publication's sources, the company will start to offer the one-gigabit broadband network …

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US Retailers Disabling NFC Readers to Block Apple Pay

Retail heavyweights in the US are moving to block Apple Pay by simply disabling NFC readers in their Point of Sale terminals while working to release their own solution.<p>A report by The Verge today showed that Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Rite Aid and CVS have moved to block Apple Pay by modifying their …

Wall St. finally turning on Amazon as Bezos magic fades | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet.<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is silhouetted during a presentation of his company's new Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, Washington June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Jason …

This Paper Ticket Holds A Tiny Biological Machine

You can store the paper at room temperature, and all of its genetic and protein components will still work a year later.<p>The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine. It's a gene circuit stored on a slip of paper. To turn the gene circuit on, you simply wet the paper …

U.S. stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

NEW YORK — The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.<p>After weeks of speculation over the fate of Europe’s economy, Ebola fears and plunging oil prices, investors were able …

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