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Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.
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Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."
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Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.
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Amazon Launches Subscription Service For E-Books

Kindle Unlimited will give readers access to over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. The service was short on newer releases when it launched Friday.
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Sony Forgets To Renew Games Domain Name

The lapse temporarily knocked out online games like Everquest and Landmark. Sony says it's possible the expiration notices were sent to the wrong email.
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Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs In Company's History

Microsoft will eliminate 18,000 jobs in the next year. That's 14 percent of the company's global workforce, and the largest reduction in its history. The changes reflect Microsoft's shift to mobile.
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Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call

A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.
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FedEx Charged With Shipping Drugs For Illegal Online Pharmacies

Prosecutors say the company knowingly distributed controlled substances to customers who had never met with doctors. FedEx says it is innocent and that it will plead not guilty.
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Latest Wrinkle In The Jobs Debate: Blame The Boomers

Half the drop in the labor force can be explained by retirements, a White House economic report concludes. And the other half of missing workers may yet be lured back, but only with better policies.
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White House Urges Lawmakers To Address Popular Tax Dodge

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has signaled his intention to push for legislation shutting down "corporate inversions," techniques commonly used by companies to dodge the corporate income tax.

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