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Microsoft

Microsoft issues layoff notices for 2,100 employees across multiple business units - @SeattleTimes

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music

U2 and Apple are collaborating on a new digital music format to encourage music-buying, frontman Bono says - @TIME

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Apple Inc.

Apple announces it will no longer unlock encrypted iPhones, iPads for police in many circumstances - @washingtonpost

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Amazon

Amazon unveils 7 new Kindle devices ranging from a $79 low-end e-reader to $379 Kindle Fire HDX tablet - @NBCNews

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markets

Sony shares plunge 12% on ballooning loss forecast - @AFP

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Facebook

Facebook temporarily reactivates profiles of several hundred drag queens whose accounts were recently deactivated over legal name policy - @ABC7

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Apple Inc.

Apple on today's iOS 8 HealthKit issue: 'We discovered a bug that prevents us from making HealthKit apps available on iOS 8 today. We're working quickly to have the bug fixed in a software update and have HealthKit apps available by end of the month' - @tim

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cybersecurity

Chinese hackers have repeatedly infiltrated the computers of airlines, technology companies and other firms involved in the movement of US troops and military equipment, a year-long Senate investigation found - @Reuters

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business

Fitness subscription service ClassPass closes $12 million Series A funding round - @TechCrunch

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tech

Report: Amazon preparing to launch new Kindle e-reader with 6-inch high-resolution display - @verge

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Apple announces iPhone 6, Apple Watch

Report: Foxconn has continued to hire more workers in China to assemble new iPhone models to meet production demand - @WSJ

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Sony

Japanese electronics giant Sony warns of $2.14 billion annual loss, over 4 times forecast - @AFP

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earnings

Sony expects to post a fiscal-year loss of more than $2 billion - @WSJbreakingnews

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markets

Rackspace shares fall more than 16% after-hours on decision to not sell itself - @MarketWatch

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Adobe

Adobe revenue misses estimate; net income falls to $44.7 million - @Reuters

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA chooses Boeing, SpaceX to transport US astronauts to ISS; contracts worth a total of $6.8 billion - @BloombergTV, @latimesbiz

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Xbox

Microsoft launches Xbox controller built specifically for Windows - @mashable

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Taxi app controversies 2014

Frankfurt district court lifts Germany-wide ban on ride-sharing app Uber - @gigaom

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Alibaba files for IPO

Update: Alibaba raises fundraising target for IPO to $21.8 billion, according to regulatory filing - @dealbook

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Alibaba files for IPO

More: Alibaba to disclose it has raised IPO price range to $66-$68 per share, source tells @dealbook

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