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Beleaguered BlackBerry rolls out its latest plan to make some money

BlackBerry plans to use its enterprise-grade BBM messaging technology as the basis for a new revenue-generating service.

Snap public IPO finally gives insight into Snapchat’s financials and user numbers

Snap Inc., the maker of visual messaging app Snapchat, has filed for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.
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Samsung may start building some of its appliances and devices in the U.S.

Samsung is reportedly looking into building a home appliance plant in the U.S., a move that would help it avoid Trump's possible border tax.

Apple is looking to double the size of its famous flagship retail store in NYC

Apple's flagship retail store in New York City is already a feat of engineering -- but the company is poised to make it even more impressive.
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Buying with bitcoin helped make this homebuyer a $1.3 million profit on his new house

One bitcoin enthusiast managed to luck into not only a new house, but a $1.3 million profit as a result of his payment choices.

It’s finally happening — Snap Inc. expected to file for IPO next week

After months of speculation, one of the biggest social media platforms in the world is going public -- Snap Inc.
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PayPal could be on its way to Amazon; CEO says the two are “in conversations”

According to recent reports, Amazon could soon finally get PayPal payments. In fact, the two companies have been "in conversations."
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Verizon explores merger with Charter that would create meganetwork

Verizon is looking to gain a firmer foothold in the wireline internet business and is reportedly in talks to merge with Charter.
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Flexible LCDs will be available from Japan Display as soon as next year

Apple supplier Japan Display is reportedly on track to be able to offer flexible LCD displays as soon as next year.
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Microsoft CEO to join Starbucks board, will provide extra shot of tech know-how

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Despite scandals, explosions, Samsung has highest quarterly earnings in 3 years

Samsung posted its fourth quarter earnings, announcing that it had earned around $7.2 billion in profits on sales of $45.8 billion.
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires AI-powered science search engine Meta

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is bolstering its scientific credentials with the acquisition of AI-assisted academic search engine, Meta.
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Got a great startup idea? L'Oreal and Founders Factory may help you get it off the ground

Following the announcement of a partnership with Founders Factory, L'Oreal will be supporting five "high-potential early stage startups."

Only 60 people have sent Faraday Future money for its FF91 production EV

Business Insider is reporting that Faraday Future has only amassed 60 pre-orders for its $180,000 FF91 production car.
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Google loses another bright mind to Uber: engineer Amit Singhal

On Friday, Amit Singhal became the latest bright mind to bid adieu to Google and bonjour to black cars at Uber.
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Google acquisition could make it easier for developers to create apps

Looks like Google is buying (part of) Twitter, after all. The companies have announced that Google will acquire Twitter's developer products.
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As AT&T makes major acquisitions, Verizon may be mulling one of its own

It looks like Verizon could be prepping another major acquisition -- the company's CEO is reportedly interested in buying a cable company.
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Cars and cameras come together in Mini and Nikon's new partnership

Nikon and Mini have agreed to a partnership that will see the two companies cross-promote their respective products.
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Sonos co-founder John MacFarlane announces he is stepping down as CEO

After spending 14 years with the company, Sonos CEO and co-founder John MacFarlane has announced that he is stepping down from his role.

If Verizon deal goes through, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer won’t serve on new company’s board


AT&T insists the FCC has no basis for halting its merger with Time Warner

AT&T said late last week that regardless of what the FCC has to say, its merger with Time Warner is beyond reproach.
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Lenovo and Kopin are working together to accelerate the AR headset market

Could 2017 be the year of augmented reality? A new partnership between Lenovo and Kopin just may make it so.
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Theranos fires yet another large slice of its workforce, leaving it with just 220 employees

Theranos released an official statement revealing that it would be "re-engineering operations," a euphemism for massive layoffs.
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Samsung's 4th-quarter estimates are pretty impressive, despite Galaxy Note 7 woes

Despite going through a tough few months in its smartphone division, Samsung is reporting pretty huge estimates for fourth quarter 2016.
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Drone maker DJI reportedly acquires majority stake in camera company Hasselblad

According to new reports, Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has acquired a majority stake in Swedish medium format camera company Hasselblad.
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Medium cuts one-third of its staff as it looks beyond ads at new business model

Medium, the publishing platform created by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, is axing 50 jobs and shutting its offices in New York and Washington D.C.

Not so happy holidays for Qualcomm — chipmaker fined $854 million in S. Korea

Google's not the only tech giant accused of violating antitrust laws. Now, chipmaker Qualcomm is in hot water, too, and facing an $854 million fine.
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Your money's no good here: Sweetgreen is going cashless

Not only does Sweetgreen want to slim down your waistline, it wants to cut inches from your wallet, too.

A tax loophole allowed Google to avoid paying $3.6 billion last year

Thanks to a tax loophole, Google decreased its effective tax rate to a measly 6.4 percent last year, translating to a savings of $3.6 billion worldwide.
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'League of Legends' is about to make even more money thanks to Disney and MLB

BAMTech, a streaming company co-owned by MLB and Disney, intends to make League of Legends even more profitable.
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Trump meets tech industry leaders, with one notable absence

Tech industry execs from companies including Apple, Facebook, and Amazon descended upon Trump Tower on Wednesday to meet with President-elect Donald Trump.
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Watch Amazon make its first real drone delivery

In an impressive first for the online retail giant Amazon, a drone has officially made an air delivery as part of a journey that took just 13 minutes.
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Marshawn Lynch is projecting his inner Santa with Amazon’s Treasure Truck

Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch drives Amazon Treasure Truck in Seattle.
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Olympic giant Michael Phelps takes aim at Silicon Valley

Olympic hero Michael Phelps has made his mark in the pool, now he's aiming at tech.