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When Brad Katsuyama came to the US in 2002 to run the trading desk for the Royal Bank of Canada, he thought he understood the game. A purchase order would get him only a fraction of the shares he wanted, and when he went to buy the rest, the price had suddenly gone up. As Katsuyama dug into this issue, he found a deep, dark world of high-frequency trading that he came to believe was distorting the stock markets and preying on both ordinary investors and even his clients, the big banks and hedge funds.

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has returned new colour images of Pluto, showing two very different faces -- and uniform spots along the equator.

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A tiny device provides an extra layer of defense which can keep the online activities of journalists, activists and criminals hidden.

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Windows 10 Enterprise and Education will be available starting August 1. Starting July 29, those who want Windows 10 under the first-year-free deal will get the OS in waves.

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A selection of productivity-boosting MacBook Pro accessories for those who have to get work done when out and about.

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If television’s new golden age has a go-to director, it may very well be Alan Taylor. The filmmaker has been part of some of the most arresting TV shows of the last 20 years, working on everything from Sex and the City and Homicide, to The Sopranos and Game of Thrones. After making that leap two years ago with Thor: The Dark World, Taylor is back with Terminator Genisys, but despite his resume the director is refreshingly candid about the challenges of stepping into a universe as fraught with fan baggage as Terminator.

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The Ubuntu version of the Intel Compute Stick will be released next week but comes with significantly less memory and storage than the Windows version.

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A new joint venture between Dixons Carphone and Sprint will expand the carrier's retail operation.

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Malartu wants to use the crowdfunding model to help startups get funding in exchange for equity shares. Here's how plan want to democratize startup financing.

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TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - French microchip maker STMicro signed a $500 million with China's Huawei on Thursday to bolster its supply relationship with the Chinese telecom equipment provider, the French government said in a statement. The five-year deal, signed during a visit to France by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, is expected to lead to an increase in orders for the semiconductor manufacturer, the statement said. (Reporting by Julien Ponthus; editing by Jason Neely)

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Summer season is in full swing and for many that means a calming vacation. Unfortunately, some of us can't totally escape work, so here are some tips to minimize the distraction.

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The July 29 release of Windows 10 should cement Microsoft's hold on computers, though the company has faced several challenges in breaking into the mobile market. Broken down further, Windows 7 is the most popular (60.98%), well ahead of the newer version of the system, Windows 8.1 (13.2%) and, even more surprising, Windows XP (11.98%). With the launch of the latest version of its operating system, the trick will be for Microsoft to maintain its advantage over the competition by both attracting new clients and, even more crucially, by convincing Windows 7 faithful to upgrade to 10.

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Solar Sister has women in rural Africa sell clean energy solutions, which brings light to their communities and turns them into entrepreneurs in the process.

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It has finally come to this: I need a subscription to subscription streaming music services. A subscription that sits on top of all the others so I don’t have to worry when Dre and Taylor launch exclusives on Apple Music, Led Zeppelin debuts on Spotify, or Jay Z holds a private concert on Tidal. It’s doubtful I’d ever pay full price for more than one music streaming service.

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Star Wars was the undisputed darling of E3 2015, providing one of this year's most anticipated titles in the all-action Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE. Today is the day that the game's closed alpha testing commences and Twitch streams and YouTube videos have already emerged showing off how it plays. Battlefront publisher EA has expressly forbidden alpha testers from uploading or streaming any gameplay video, reports Eurogamer, but its efforts to expunge all the evidence from YouTube and Twitch appear futile.

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Newly-updated corporate bios for Apple's design team show that the company's new vice presidents of user interface design (Alan Dye) and industrial design (Richard Howarth) will report to CEO Tim Cook — not Jony Ive. An email to Apple's staff from Cook published at the same time explained that Ive will "remain responsible for all of our design [including] new ideas and future initiatives," but that "day-to-day managerial responsibilities" will be handled by Dye and Howarth.

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The 20-year-old is believed to have developed over 100 banking Trojans in only the past few years.

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The acquisition is intended to improve digital services for airline passengers.

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The deal adds proxy-based DDoS mitigation services to Level 3's portfolio.

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Firefighters in the town of Mechanic Falls, Maine, have successfully used a drone in a river rescue operation. Earlier this week, two young men aged 12 and 18 became stranded on a rock in the middle of some fast-moving rapids, says the local fire department, but only the younger of the pair was equipped with a life jacket. While rescuers began setting up an inflatable dinghy to retrieve the young men, Fire Chief Frank Roma used his DJI Phantom 3 to fly a haul line out to them.

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Rihanna is now the most successful artist in terms of single downloads and streams, according to new figures from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In a press release published this week, the RIAA announced that Rihanna has accumulated more than 100 million gold and platinum song certifications, making her the only artist to ever break the 100 million singles award mark. The singer received 48 million new digital single certifications today, launching her to number one on the RIAA's list of digital single awards, though Taylor Swift (88 million) and Katy Perry (78 million) are not far behind.

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Amazon has officially launched in Mexico, offering more categories than any other international Amazon website has featured at launch, in what the American e-retailer says is its biggest international launch ever. The site's official launch comes two years after Amazon started selling ebooks via its Kindle store in the country, testing the Mexican market's willingness to buy items online. Amazon.com.mx stocks products ranging from cameras to clothes, Kindles to consoles, and books to basketballs, but unlike the US version of the store, doesn't sell MP3s through Amazon Music.

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On the same day that the Purple Rain writer shared a new track, HARDROCKLOVER, on his Soundcloud page, he also began removing his back catalog from music streaming services. The Purple One's music is no longer accessible on Spotify, and a note on his artist page reads: "Prince's publisher has asked all streaming services to remove his catalog. Whether or not these streaming services are exceptions to Prince's ire or just slow to respond to his publisher's request is not clear.

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Google apologized after an identification program in its new photo app put a "gorillas" label on a picture of a black couple. "We're appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened," a Google representative said late Wednesday in an email to AFP. Google apologized and went to work fixing the problem earlier in the week after the offensive blunder was pointed out in a Twitter message from @JackyAlcine.

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SingPass users will need to set up the two-factor authentication process in their account, linking either their mobile number or the country's national 2FA token, OneKey.

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