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EU Launches Antitrust Probe Of Amazon's E-Book Business

The European Union's executive arm announced Thursday that it will investigate the e-tailing giant's contracts with publishers. At issue are a few key clauses that might give Amazon an unfair edge.
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Apple's New Music Streaming Service Under Antitrust Scrutiny

Investigators want to know if music companies are colluding with subscription services such as Apple Music to squeeze out free, ad-supported streaming.
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In Its First Crowdfunding Case, FTC Goes After Board Game Kickstarter

The FTC alleges that Erik Chevalier collected $122,000 from more than 1,000 backers and used the money on personal expenses.
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Joyce Carol Oates On Dinosaur-Killer Tweet: 'My Tweets Are Meant To Be Funny'

"So barbaric that this should still be allowed," Joyce Carol Oates wrote, in a tweet that was taken quite literally by many online readers.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 11, 2015

It’s a small world after all. A festival and an art project provide opportunities to learn about and engage with other cultures, without leaving D.C.

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A Suit That Turns A Person Into A Robot (Sort Of)

Robots are really bad at many simple human tasks. One possible workaround: Combine the person with the machine.
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Creepy Or Comforting? South Korea Tracks Smartphones To Curb MERS

The government is trying to strike a balance between doing too little and doing too much to stop an outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome. But has it stepped over a line?
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Vehicle-To-Vehicle Technology Is Driving The Future Of Driving

Cars that communicate with each other, and with the roads around them, may sound like something out a futuristic science-fiction movie about a time when crashes are a thing of the past and traffic jams don't happen. But the technology designed to try to create such a world is coming.
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Libertarian Magazine 'Reason' Target Of Federal Subpoena

Federal prosecutors want the magazine to turn over the identities of six users who posted threatening comments against the federal judge in the Silk Road case.
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Radio Shack's Answering Machine Messages Were Hip To The Times

Martin Schneider of the website "Dangerous Minds" reviews a series of pre-recorded outgoing messages made by Radio Shack in the 1980s when home answering machines first cropped up.

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