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YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is A Hit

Chinese social network site YY originally allowed customers to watch other people play video games, but users realized that the site had more potential. It could be a place to perform virtual karaoke.
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Gaza Tech Incubator Finds Success In International Crowdfunding

Billions have been pledged to help rebuild Gaza, but little of that money has arrived yet. But a startup accelerator is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.
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Uber's Traffic Jammed In Netherlands, India And Spain

Uber says it's reached 52 countries since its 2010 launch, but our number cruncher Mona Chalabi tells NPR's Rachel Martin the tally is changing as some countries try to ban the ride-sharing service.
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Tech Week: Instagram Vs. Twitter And Europe Vs. Google

Instagram beat Twitter on a key metric, but Twitter's co-founder says he doesn't care. And Google's woes in Europe continued as the tech giant shut down Google News in Spain over a new law there.
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Coming Soon To Iowa: Driver's License On A Smartphone App

The new app license will be available in 2015 at no additional cost to drivers, said Paul Trombino, director of the state's Department of Transportation.
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After Law Requires Payments To Papers, Google News Shuts Down In Spain

In a victory for Spain's news outlets, aggregators are now required to pay the sites for linking to their content. But Google's choice could hurt the sites, limiting their global reach and influence.
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Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.
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British Runner Leaps Feet-First Into Marriage

Ben Chudley used a GPS app and a very indirect jog to spell out a message to his girlfriend: Will You Marry Me? Luckily, she didn't run the other way.
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Weekly Innovation: A Smart Power Outlet That Can't Shock You

Kids often hurt themselves when they put their fingers into electrical outlets, but the Brio Smart outlet prevents injury by using sensors to differentiate between human touch and an electric plug.
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Body Cameras Coming For Montgomery County Police

With the controversy surrounding the role of police in the deaths of African-American men across the country, Montgomery County officials say body cameras are on the way.

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