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Weeby thinks the way to hire superstar engineers in hypercompetitive Silicon Valley is to pay them like superstars, to the tune of $1 million over four years, and be totally transparent about it.>

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A Magid survey found more people report going to Google's video site to watch television shows than Netflix or Hulu.>

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Internet company Naver Corp. said Monday its popular Line instant messaging app won't go public on a stock exchange this year.

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Home Depot recently confirmed that it has been the victim of the largest credit card breach in history, with 56 million payment cards having been stolen by clever hackers, who managed to access the giant retailer’s systems for more than four months. A report from The New York Times further reveals that while the recent hack was possible thanks to advanced malware programs that went undetected by existing security measures, Home Depot apparently has a history of ignoring the security of its customers’ payment data. FROM EARLIER: Confirmed: Home Depot credit card hack significantly bigger than Target’s Former employees have revealed the company has been ignoring proper security procedures for years, dismissing security concerns that may have arisen. The company

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's finance and economy ministries on Monday approved a plan by Intel Corp to invest $6 billion in the upgrade of its chip manufacturing plant in the southern town of Kiryat Gat. Intel will receive a government grant of $300 million over five years and will be eligible to pay a corporate tax rate of only 5 percent for a 10-year period, the finance ministry said. The U.S. chip giant plans to hire close to 1,000 more workers at the plant by 2023, in addition to the 2,500 that already work there. (Reporting by Tova Cohen)

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A new report says HTC is set to make the new Nexus 9 despite a lack of experience in building tablets.>

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The updated terms and conditions should give existing fans of the site and new backers alike the confidence to take a chance on an interesting idea or device and pledge the funds that could help it become a reality.

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By Natasha Baker NEW YORK (Reuters) - Home owners and renters looking to redesign or renovate can turn to new apps to help simplify the process and get the job done sooner and more efficiently. Last year Americans spent approximately $130 billion on home remodeling projects, the highest amount since 2007, according the U.S. Census Bureau. As home spending ramps up, apps aim to ease some of the pain and expense. A free web app called Sweeten links homeowners to contractors, interior designers and architects to help create their dream house or apartment. ...

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean internet portal operator Naver Corp said on Monday that subsidiary Line Corp has ruled out a 2014 initial public offering, introducing more uncertainty about the messaging app operator's fundraising plans. Naver, in a regulatory filing, reiterated that Line is still considering whether to seek a single listing in Japan or in the United States. Line could also seek a dual listing in both countries, Naver said, without elaborating further on Line's plans. ...

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When protests erupted over the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last month, police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson responded with heavy force and tone deaf comments. Now, the St. Louis police academy is apparently looking to correct course with a "highly entertaining" class on how officers can "win the media" after shooting civilians.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday.

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When the US patent office cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark earlier this year in a bid to force the team to change its offensive name and logo, it made it much easier for other people to use the organization's branding to advertise their own products or services. The latest person to do just that is a fat little animated ten-year-old named Eric Cartman.

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The multi-award winning Australian production designer talked about the latest Godzilla film and even gave us a hint or two about his upcoming work on Captain America 3.>

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(Reuters) - Google Inc has selected HTC Corp to make its upcoming 9-inch Nexus tablet, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Google had been mulling HTC as a potential Nexus tablet partner since last year and HTC engineers have been flying to the Googleplex in Mountain View in recent months to work on the project, the report said. Google's decision to pick HTC reflects its long-term strategy of building a broad base of partners from device to device to prevent any one manufacturer from gaining a monopoly, the report said. ...

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HTC hasn't made a tablet since 2011 or a Nexus device since 2010, but pretty soon both lacunas will be brought to an end by the launch of a new device: the Nexus 9. Rumored over the summer and confirmed by The Wall Street Journal's sources today, the Nexus 9 tablet will mark a revival of the Google-HTC partnership that produced the original Nexus One device. The Journal says that HTC engineers have been flying back and forth between Mountain View and their Taiwanese base as the two companies collaborate on the development of the new 9-inch device.

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The new iPhones are out in the wild, but not everyone is taking the best care of the coveted new devices. Check out the latest torture test results.>

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Microsoft, which was due to launch the Xbox One in China on Tuesday, has said it will put back the "historic" event to later this year, slowing what was billed as the first game console to enter the market after a 14-year ban.

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Workers at German warehouses of online retailer Amazon.com took strike action again on Monday as labor union Verdi pressed its demands in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Verdi said in a statement it had called out workers to strike at distribution centers in Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Graben and Rheinberg. Verdi had in June staged walkouts at three of those sites. The U.S. company employs a total of 9,000 warehouse staff at nine distribution centers in Germany, its second-biggest market behind the United States, plus 14,000 seasonal workers. ...

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and some of its shareholders have sold an additional 48 million shares, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said on Monday, making its IPO the biggest-ever globally at a value of $25.03 billion. The move comes after the stock surged 38 percent in its debut on Friday as investors jostled for a piece of the e-commerce company. Alibaba and several shareholders initially sold 320.1 million American Depositary Shares in its offering, which priced at $68 each last week. ...

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We live in a world that is surrounded by fear, by a bit of paranoia and maybe rightfully so. We have groups lopping people's heads off and posting the videos online. There is the fear of your not so friendly neighbor invading your territory under the pretext of protection and the outbreak of new types of diseases and viruses that we didn't know...

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