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Justice Department Sues For E-Book Price-Fixing

The Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit on Wednesday against Apple and five major publishers for allegedly colluding to drive up the price of e-books. Three publishers — Hachette, Simon and Schuster, and Harper Collins — settled with the Justice Department. Macmillan, Penguin, and Apple remain as defendants.
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VIDEO: Texting Guy Barely Escapes Bumping Into Bear

Vaz Terdandenyan was texting and walking at the same time. Oblivious to what was going on, he nearly walked into a 400-pound black bear. It's all on video.
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'Texts From Hillary' Gets Secretary Clinton's Endorsement

Some say that by embracing the suddenly popular Tumblr blog she's reinforcing a newly "cool" image. And, perhaps, signaling that she does indeed still have some political aspirations.
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A DJ Kit You Can Take For A Spin — On Your Bike

With sensors that translate the motions of a bike — turning the handlebars, spinning the wheels, etc. — into customizable sounds, the Turntable Rider "is an epic bicycle accessory which converts a bicycle into a musical instrument," according to Cogoo, the company that created the device.
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Justice Dept. Accuses Apple And Others Of Fixing E-Book Prices

The Justice Department's concerns stem from the way e-books have been priced since Apple introduced the iPad. Apple and other companies have denied any wrongdoing and say they have improved competition.
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Rethinking Higher Education With Freeman Hrabowski

We talk with University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski about the state of higher education and how we can all help students succeed.

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Wireless Industry Tries To Thwart Smartphone Thefts

The wireless phone industry has a plan to take the profit out of the market for stolen smartphones. At the urging of police chiefs across the country and federal regulators, the industry is developing a database of stolen devices.
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Iran Seeks To Set Record Straight On Intranet 'Hoax,' Cites April 1

Iran isn't ready to cut off the Internet, its communications ministry says. Iranian officials are rebutting stories about the nation turning off access to the Internet — in part by suggesting that the original story, which came out April 1, was a hoax.
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Instagram Sells For $1 Billion, Despite No Revenue

The technology world is abuzz over Facebook's $1 billion deal to acquire the photo-sharing app Instagram. Two years ago Instagram didn't exist. Some reasons behind the company's meteoric rise: apps are everywhere and Instragram took advantage of the moment with a playful, easy-to-use service. Now Instagram's fans wonder whether its identity will be retained.

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