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App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.

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German data commish makes a Hamburger out of Google

Profiling punters? Get permission

In another likely-to-be-fruitless attempt to rein in the globalisation of privacy invasion, Hamburg is telling Google to seek punters’ permission for a range of services that build user profiles.…

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Hong Kong protesters targeted with iOS, Droid spyware

China suspected of crafting spyware RAT tailored to Occupy Central

Hong Kong activists rallying for electoral freedom are being targeted by an Android and iOS remote access trojan.…

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EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

By Deepa Seetharaman and Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) – EBay Inc's agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company's traditional e-commerce business slows. 46 more words

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Microsoft names next operating system 'Windows 10'

By Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp announced its 'Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward unifying the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers. 40 more words

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Amazon, Disney appear close to settling dispute over movies: WSJ

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc  appears to be close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Walt Disney Co during which Amazon stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. 47 more words

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