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Tech Week: Facebook's Bet, Streaming Fight, Google Maps Indoors

What a week in technology news: Facebook made a $19 billion purchase, Verizon and Netflix are feuding and Google's trying impressive new projects.
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Ads Focused On A Few Drug Risks Might Make Them Memorable

The Food and Drug Administration says the long list of side effects read rapidly at the end of pharmaceutical ads may be too much for people to grasp. The agency is looking at a streamlined approach.
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Video Streaming Is Straining, But Who Will Ease The Tension?

Services like Netflix take up a lot of bandwidth, and their increasing popularity is fueling a dispute between these companies and the Internet service providers that carry them.
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3 Al-Jazeera Journalists In Egypt Plead Not Guilty To Terrorist Links

Australian Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, have been held in Cairo since their arrest in December. They've been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Snowden's Leaks About NSA Lead To Awards For 4 Reporters

Journalists who broke the news in The Guardian and The Washington Post are among those receiving this year's George Polk Awards in Journalism. Without their work, the stories "would not have seen the light of day."
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Mike Rowe's Own Dirty Job: Selling Knick-Knacks Overnight

Long before Rowe was the host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel, he bet his friend that he could host on QVC. He says he took it as an opportunity to do the late-night talk show he'd always wanted.
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'Harried Mom' Becomes Dynamic Woman In These Stock Images

Getty's new "Lean In" collection steers clear of familiar stereotypes, such as women in stilettos stepping on men. Because women are the primary users of social media, the company's visual trends director says, it's time for a different kind of representation in media and advertising.
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Consumer Advocates Alarmed By $45 Billion Deal

Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, is set to become even bigger. The Philadelphia-based company has reached an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable provider, in an all-stock deal valued at roughly $45 billion. Consumer groups oppose the deal on the grounds that it will hurt competition and raise prices. But the companies claim competition won't be harmed at all.
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What's Important In Sochi? Depends Where You Ask

Melissa Block speaks with an array of international correspondents covering the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, to hear what stories are playing big with their home audiences.
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Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner?

The nation's No. 1 and No. 2 cable companies would come together if Comcast's plan to buy Time Warner for $45 billion goes through. Before that can happen, though, federal lawyers are expected to consider the effect of such a combination on consumers.

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