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Edward Snowden Is Almost Broke

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has burned through his savings and is almost out of money, according to his lawyer.<p>“The savings he had, he has almost …

10 photo highlights of the day

Each day the picture editor of the Guardian brings you a selection of top photographs from around the world<p>• For more from the Guardian picture desk today see our live blog

Steve Ballmer has made more than $1.7 billion since firing himself

Whisper it quietly. Microsoft shares have quietly leapt to their highest levels in more than 13 years.<p>There are probably a few factors driving the stock higher: better than expected fourth quarter results, a dividend hike and $40 billion share buyback program, and continued strength in the …

LendUp Raises $14M From Google Ventures, Data Collective To Disrupt Payday Lending

Y Combinator-incubated payday loan disruptier LendUp has raised $14 million in new funding from Google Ventures, QED (a firm that includes the founder of Capital One and Data Collective. This brings the company’s total funding to over $18 million.<p>LendUp is attempting to redefine the payday lending, …

With 120M Users, Google Drive Gets Tighter Integration With Gmail

Eighteen months after it first debuted, Google Drive has 120 million active users. Today, it is launching additional features that bring it closer to …

10 million people are trying to tweet, text, and phone home to the storm-ravaged Philippines

The massive Philippine diaspora fuels everything from global shipping to US medical care to Hong Kong maid services, and a huge proportion of those workers are desperately trying reach their family and friends after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation this weekend.<p>The storm is known …

Many millions at stake in new round of Apple-Samsung trial

The latest round in Apple and Samsung's bitter global battle for supremacy in the more than $300 billion smartphone market begins Tuesday in a courtroom a few miles from Apple's Silicon Valley headquarters.<p>In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around the world, Apple Inc. has …

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