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Google executive sets new stratosphere skydive world record

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REUTERS - A skydiving Google executive is safely back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 25 miles (40 km) above New Mexico, a feat that broke the sound barrier and shattered a world altitude record.

8:17am IST

Sat, Oct 25 2014

Google's Pichai to oversee major products and services

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SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products.

Tech, Top News 25 Oct 2014

HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China - WSJ

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REUTERS - Hewlett-Packard Co has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

25 Oct 2014

Hacker sentenced to 21 months in U.S. prison for $15 mln scheme

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NEW YORK - A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for his role in a cybercrime scheme that hacked accounts at banks, brokerage firms and government agencies in an attempt to steal more than $15 million, U.S. prosecutors said.

25 Oct 2014

Ralph Nader urges Apple to reduce buybacks, improve wages - WSJ

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REUTERS - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

25 Oct 2014

SpaceX Dragon capsule leaves International Space Station

REUTERS - A Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo ship ended a month-long stay at the International Space Station on Saturday and headed for a splash-down in the Pacific Ocean.

25 Oct 2014

Fri, Oct 24 2014

Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up

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SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins largely intact.

Tech, Business 24 Oct 2014

Sat, Oct 25 2014

Lantern gets early funding for mental health therapy app

SAN FRANCISCO - Lantern, a technology startup that offers online and mobile coaching programs to support mental health, has won early backing for its service.

25 Oct 2014

Thu, Oct 23 2014

Google bolsters artificial intelligence efforts, partners with Oxford

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SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts.

23 Oct 2014

Fri, Oct 24 2014

Streaming music service Deezer expands into talk radio with Stitcher deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Online music service Deezer is acquiring radio and podcasting app Stitcher, adding a vast catalog of talk radio programs that the company hopes will make it stand out in a crowded streaming music market.

24 Oct 2014