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Apple Could Lease IPhones to Help Spur Upgrades: Macquarie

Apple Inc. could take a page from the auto industry and lease iPhones, providing a lower-cost option for consumers and carriers that could boost the pace of phone upgrades, Macquarie Securities USA Inc. analyst Kevin Smithen wrote in a note Wednesday.

Rebekah Brooks Returns to Lead Murdoch's News Corp. U.K.

Rebekah Brooks will return to her role as chief executive officer of News Corp.’s U.K. subsidiary, four years after resigning from Rupert Murdoch’s company in the wake of a phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.

The Case That Has Microsoft, Apple and Amazon Agreeing for Once

Microsoft Corp. responded swiftly to a pre-dawn fax from the FBI in January. The two terrorists who killed a dozen people at the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris had Microsoft e-mail accounts stored on servers in the U.S., and 45 minutes later their contents were en route to the agency, to be shared with French authorities.

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The number of wireless subscribers in India, where carriers recently agreed to spend $18 billion to buy airwaves from the government

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Naspers CEO Defies China Slump to Leapfrog Netflix in Africa

Bob van Dijk’s $55 billion media company gets almost all of its value from a single Chinese investment, yet he’s more concerned about attracting Africans to Naspers Ltd.’s new video-on-demand service than about China’s economic slowdown.

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Review: Moto X Style Is Big, Powerful and Affordable

In an extremely crowded sea of Android phones, the Moto X Style sets itself apart by giving users what they want - a big screen, sharp camera and long-lasting battery - while making it easy to buy one at a more affordable price. Bloomberg's Stephen Pulvirent has a first look at the phone customers and competitors should both being paying attention to. (Video by: Zach Goldstein, Joe Medina)(Source: Bloomberg)

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