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While Apple hasn’t reported an exact number of listeners yet, I’m guessing a sizable fraction of the world at least sampled the free radio station from the hundreds of millions of iPhones currently in use.

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In the last few years, Olloclip has become the GoPro of clip-on lenses for your phone. You can find the company's products in so many places — even in Apple stores — that it's hard to remember that Olloclip got its start on Kickstarter. Now, four years later, Olloclip is going back to Kickstarter to launch a whole new product.

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This week, the Supreme Court laid the groundwork to hear three controversial cases next term. Each case has the potential to upend constitutional law.

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An Austrian court has rejected a class action case against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches, saying it lacks jurisdiction to decide the matter, court officials said on Wednesday. Law graduate Max Schrems and 25,000 other users are suing Facebook for various rights violations, including what they call its "illegal" tracking of their data and its involvement in the US National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance programme. Facebook's legal team argued that the case was not admissible in an Austrian court because "there is no legal basis for a US-style class action".

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BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.

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Microsoft is beginning to roll out its Surface 3 tablets with built-in 4G LTE to business customers, starting in Japan, Germany and the U.K.

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW is open to building cars for other companies such as Google or Apple, the automaker's production chief said on Wednesday. "We live in a world of partnerships," Oliver Zipse said in response to a question about whether BMW could imagine building a car for a software or computer company such as Apple. (Reporting by Irene Preisinger; writing by Edward Taylor; editing by Jason Neely)

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Most consumer drones to date have been geared toward cinematography, but drone sports leagues are cropping up and promise a new growth area for a red hot market.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Wednesday it had hired former LinkedIn Corp executive Deep Nishar as managing director of investments as the Japanese telecoms conglomerate targets growth overseas to counter a shrinking domestic market. Nishar will be based in San Carlos, California, and report to SoftBank President Nikesh Arora, it said in a statement. Since 2009, Nishar was responsible for LinkedIn's global product strategy. He was also Google's senior product director for the Asia-Pacific region, the statement added. SoftBank, which bought U.S. ...

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The agency says a new task force will focus exclusively on fighting terrorist and violent extremist propaganda online.

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The updates fix vulnerabilities including flaws which allow both remote code execution and man-in-the-middle attacks to occur.

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Apple's worldwide radio station Beats 1 launched yesterday alongside the company's new streaming service, but it's currently only available for iOS, OS X, and Windows users — the Apple Music app won't arrive on Android until this fall. Simply click here to listen to a live stream of Beats 1 which works on Android devices running Android 4.1 or later, iOS devices running iOS 6 or later, and OS X machines using the Safari browser.

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An Austrian student's legal battle against Facebook, accusing it of helping the U.S. security service collect personal data, suffered a setback after a Vienna court rejected his case on procedural grounds, both sides said on Wednesday. The law student is claiming 500 euros ($556) in damages for each of the more 25,000 signatories of his lawsuit - the latest in a series of European challenges to U.S. technology firms and their handling of personal data. Facebook's lawyer presented a long list of procedural objections to the Vienna court in April, questioning Schrems' status as a private Facebook consumer and whether the 25,000 plaintiffs were legally allowed to confer their rights on him.

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GigSky has announced it is introducing cellular data plans for iPad travelers with Apple SIM cards in more than 90 countries. The development will let iPad customers select short-term data plans directly on their iPad, avoiding the hassle of buying a local SIM when they travel or incurring costly data charges. The feature will be available for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular models in the US and UK come with Apple SIM pre-installed.

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Microsoft has introduced a sixth model to its range of Surface Pro 3 tablets. The new device has the same 1.7GHz Core i7 processor and 8GB of memory as its bigger brothers, but skimps slightly on storage: where older i7 models featured either 256GB or 512GB of storage, the new variant comes with only 128GB of space. The Surface Pro 3 is more than a year old now, and this new model could be Microsoft offering a cheaper option before making way for the Surface 4 that's surely waiting in the wings.

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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is reinvigorating an $18 billion campaign to provide fast internet connections for all, with a "digital week" aimed at popularizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign promise to connect 250,000 villages in India by 2019. The government's tech push, which plans to provide electronic governance and universal phone connectivity across the country, aims to bridge India's digital divide, bringing in large investments in technology manufacturing. "Now we are at a place where we can take off," said a spokesman for Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China's legislature adopted a sweeping national security law on Wednesday that covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures to tighten cyber security, a move likely to rile foreign businesses. A core component of the law, passed by the standing committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), is to make all key network infrastructure and information systems "secure and controllable". President Xi Jinping has said China's security covers areas including politics, culture, the military, the economy, technology and the environment.

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Telecom Egypt, the country's landline monopoly, is expected to acquire a 4G mobile license next year, Egypt's telecoms minister said on Wednesday. The government approved the unified license last year, opening the way for Telecom Egypt to offer mobile services in competition with Vodafone Egypt, Etisalat and Mobinil, but implementation has been delayed repeatedly. "It is expected ... that the license will be given to the company during 2016," telecoms minister Khaled Ali Negm said in a statement.

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NBN construction contractor Visionstream has laid off 60 workers as a result of the change to the rollout of the network.

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Australia's largest independent domain name registrar, VentraIP Australia, has acquired domain name competitor IntaServe in a seven-figure exchange, lighting a fire in the CEO to grow his business even further.

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Drones have been used to deliver abortion drugs to women in Poland in a protest against Poland's pregnancy termination laws.

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Apple's one SIM to rule them all has launched in Australia, but will only be useful to Australians looking to take their iPad overseas.

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Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think. During a wide-ranging online question-and-answer session on his Facebook page Tuesday, Zuckerberg told famed physicist Stephen Hawking he would like to find that equation. "I'm most interested in questions about people," Zuckerberg said in a written chat forum response to Hawking asking what big questions in science he would like to know the answers to.

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The NSW government has launched an independent task force to work with customers and the taxi industry to examine the impact of emerging technologies, and opportunities to update existing regulations.

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By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing-based smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Wednesday it has hired private equity investor Shou Zi Chew as chief financial officer, further bolstering its executive ranks in a period of rapid international expansion. Chew, the Hong Kong-based partner of DST Investment Management Ltd, first helped the prominent late-stage technology fund invest in Xiaomi in 2011. ...

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