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Alibaba's Ma Painting With Zeng Raises $5.4 Million for Charity

A painting by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi fetched HK$42.2 million ($5.4 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong Sunday, 17 times the high estimate. The money will go to a charity to promote environmental awareness.

Printer Case to Test Patent Rights for Refurbished Goods

A lawsuit over used printer cartridges has morphed into a proxy fight pitting Silicon Valley against Big Pharma that could ultimately determine whether consumers can buy refurbished and resold goods -- from car parts to computers.

Banking Group Marks Cybersecurity Month by Disclosing a Hack

The American Bankers Association, the financial-industry lobbying giant that wants laws forcing retailers to improve data protection, made two announcements Thursday: It’s observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. And hackers have breached its system.

London Transport Asks Court to Rule on Uber's Use of Phones

London transportation officials asked judges to review whether the use of smartphones by Uber drivers is the equivalent of taxi meters, another sign of the challenges faced by the car service’s expansion plan in major cities around the world.

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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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UPS Asks People to Pick Up Packages Themselves

Kathryn Maloney let loose on Twitter in July, chiding United Parcel Service Inc. for sending her package to a grocery store for pickup after making just a single delivery attempt at her home in Brooklyn.

Welcome to Robot Preschool

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Sergey Levine, a postdoctoral researcher at Berkeley's robotics lab

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Apple Patent Would Put a Ring on It

Apple has applied for a patent on wearable technology you can wrap around your finger. Bloomberg's Emily Chang reports on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Ben Lerer's Vision for the Future of Thrillist

Ben Lerer, Lerer Hippeau Ventures' managing partner and Thrillist Media Group's chief executive officer, discusses Axel Springer buying a stake in Thrillist and his vision for the future of the media company with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

How Should the FAA Regulate Drones?

Bloomberg's Cory Johnson reports on the Federal Aviation Administration missing regulation deadline for drone rules. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Chinese Telecom Billionaire Wang Jing Loses Billions

The Chinese billionaire using his personal fortune to help fund a $50 billion Nicaraguan challenger to the Panama Canal has crashed into the bitter reality of equity markets in the world’s second-largest economy. Bloomberg's Blake Schmidt reports on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Will SIGFOX Be Europe’s Next Tech Unicorn?

Ludovic Le Moan, chief executive officer and co-founder at SIGFOX, and Manish Madhvani, founder of GP Bullhound, discuss SIGFOX’s expansion goals and winning Europe’s all-star company award. They speak with Caroline Hyde and Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Hack the Planet

Everything is connected, and here's why that's a bad thing

Future of the Living Room

Amazon to Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices Inc. will stop selling media-streaming devices from Google Inc. and Apple Inc. that aren’t easily compatible with its video service, the latest example of the company using its clout to promote products that fit with its own retailing strategy.