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Yahoo-Alibaba talks at an impasse: sources (Reuters)

| February 14, 2012

(Reuters) – Talks between Yahoo Inc and China’s Alibaba over the U.S. Internet giant’s Asian assets have hit an impasse, throwing their plans for a $17 billion tax-free asset swap into question, according to sources briefed on the situation. The snag in the negotiations came on the same day that activist investor Daniel Loeb, of the hedge fund ThirdPoint, launched a campaign to install his own slate of directors on Yahoo’s board, further highlighting the turmoil engulfing the one-time Web pioneer

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Google gets U.S., EU nod to buy Motorola Mobility (Reuters)

| February 14, 2012

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Dashboard for Online Publishers Predicts Trending Content (Mashable)

| February 13, 2012

The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark.

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Main Street Demand For Loans Remains Stable, While Banks Tightened Lending Standards Have Changed The Way They Do …

| February 13, 2012

67 WALL STREET, New York – February 13, 2012 – The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Southeast & Midwestern Banks Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives.

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Gameloft releases new social platform app for Android (Appolicious)

| February 8, 2012

Mobile game maker Gameloft is responsible for some of the biggest-budget, biggest-name games on Google’s Android operating system (as well as Apple’s iOS), which is probably why it has 7 million registered players in its proprietary gaming network.

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Facebook IPO: Likes and Dislikes

| February 3, 2012

The Facebook frenzy continues even as the company aims to raise funds through an IPO. Already the world’s most popular social networking platform, Facebook revealed plans on Wednesday to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering. The networking giant intends to use the ticker symbol ‘FB’ but the sock exchange it will trade from is yet unknown

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EU probes new Google privacy policy (AP)

| February 3, 2012

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s data protection authorities have asked Google to delay the rollout of its new privacy policy until they have verified that it doesn’t break the bloc’s data protection laws. Google publicized its new privacy rules — which regulate how the Web giant uses the enormous amounts of personal data its collects through its search engine, email and other services — with much fanfare last week. Since then, it has launched a huge publicity campaign informing its users around the globe of the new policy, which is set to come into force on March 1.

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| February 2, 2012

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Amazon makes India debut with Junglee.com (AP)

| February 2, 2012

MUMBAI, India – Amazon.com is coming to India, with the Thursday launch of Junglee.com, a watered-down version of its global shopping portal. Junglee.com offers 12 million products from more than 14,000 Indian and global brands, the Seattle-based company said in a statement Thursday. The site allows shoppers to compare prices, but most actual purchases must be made through a network of third-party retailers.

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Ukraine shuts down leading file-sharing site (AP)

| February 1, 2012

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian authorities have shut down a popular file-sharing website saying it violates copyright laws, officials said Wednesday. Interior Ministry spokesman Volodymyr Polishchuk said that Ex.ua was closed Tuesday after complaints from Microsoft, Adobe and other companies.

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