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Founder Of Indian IT Giant Satyam Gets 7 Years For Fraud

B. Ramalinga Raju, the founder of the computer services company that collapsed in 2009, and two of his brothers were among those convicted of defrauding shareholders.
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Weighing Privacy Vs. Rewards Of Letting Insurers Track Your Fitness

A major life insurer is offering lower premiums in exchange for policyholders sharing activity data. But privacy advocates worry such programs eventually will be used to deny coverage.
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Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.
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She's 66 And Finally Getting Electricity. Bring On The Ice Cream!

Haiti has long relied on NGOs for aid. But the village of Tuffet is now on the grid — and paying for its power. "It's better when you pay for something," a resident says. "It doesn't go away then."
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With Discounts For Healthy Behavior, John Hancock Courts Privacy Concerns

John Hancock announced a new program promising discounts for policyholders who wear a fitness tracker, exercise more and go to the doctor. But privacy advocates worry about the electronic monitoring.
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A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

In a lot of video games, the default character is a man. If you want to play as a woman, you often have to pay.

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The 'Netflix Of Books' Hopes To Open Up The E-Book Market

Oyster, the subscription e-book service, says it is opening up a retail component and has the Big Five publishers on board. The move sets up Oyster to challenge Amazon.
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John Hancock Hopes You'll Trade Activity Data For Insurance Discounts

Life insurance customers will receive discounts each year based on their activity levels. The practice is used in Australia, Europe, Singapore and South Africa. But privacy experts are concerned.
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The Risky Boom In Carefree Social Payment Apps

Lots of young adults are using apps like Venmo to settle all kinds of debts. As the apps get more popular, they've become targets for scammers and hackers. But that hasn't seemed to scare away users.
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Airbnb Anticipates Tourism Boost With Launch In Cuba

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ted Henken, professor of Latin American studies at Baruch College, CUNY, about Airbnb's entry into Cuba.

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