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Technology Designed To Detect U.S. Energy Pipeline Leaks Often Fails

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On a routine check of a surface coal mining facility in rural Alabama early this month, inspector Randall Aldridge first smelled gasoline. Then he saw dead plants and animals along a man-made pond that helps the region manage heavy rain.

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Avast Not Done With Deal-Making After AVG Buy, But No Rush

Pic: ReutersPRAGUE: Avast Software, maker of the world's most popular computer antivirus program, will need a year to absorb its $1.3 billion buy of rival AVG but may seek further acquisitions before an expected flotation, its chief executive said in an interview.

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Pokémon Go Traffic Was 50 Times Higher Than Developer Niantic's Expectations

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If you played Pokémon Go anywhere near its launch date, you probably noticed that it broke. A lot.

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The Secret Smartphone War Over The Struggle For Control Of The User

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There’s a war going on behind closed doors for control of your smartphone. It’s between the phone makers and the operators, but it’s not over privacy or data or cost – it’s over you.

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NXP Semiconductors Explores Sale To Qualcomm: Sources

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NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI.O) is exploring selling itself to Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) in a deal that could be valued at more than $30 billion, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Samsung Slammed By Chinese State TV Over Note 7 Recall 'Discrimination'

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Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has slammed South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) for what it said was "discrimination" against China consumers in its handling of a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to replace batteries.

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Microsoft Sharpens AI Focus With New Research Group

Pic: ReutersMicrosoft Corp said on Thursday it created a new artificial intelligence unit, as the company pushes deeper into the fast-growing field.

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Google Rebrands Cloud Business, Adds More Artificial Intelligence

Pic: ReutersAlphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it renamed its business-to-business cloud computing brand and enhanced some enterprise applications using artificial intelligence, the company's latest gambit to better compete with Amazon.com and Microsoft Corp. in the lucrative cloud business.

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Salesforce Urges EU To Probe Microsoft, Linkedin Antitrust Issues

A 3D printed logo of Microsoft is seen in front of a displayed LinkedIn logo in this illustration taken June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationU.S. software company Salesforce called on EU regulators on Thursday to investigate antitrust issues related to Microsoft's $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn.

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Insight: From Robots To Websites, British Firms Curb Spending Due To Brexit

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Heavy machinery whirrs and clanks on the factory floor of precision metalworking firm Robert Bion & Co, where a planned three-meter robotic arm would have been speeding up output by now, if Britain had not voted to leave the European Union.

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