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Samsung Joins the Smart Home Sensor Battle With Apple, Google

First came the PC, then the Internet, then the smartphone and tablet. Now, technology companies want to link them all to your front door, your bathroom light, or your furnace -- anything with an on-off switch, and some things that don’t yet have them -- using myriad sensors throughout your house.

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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Uber Drivers Fight For Labor Rights in Sharing Economy

Shannon Liss-Riordan, partner at Lichten & Liss-Riordan, talks with Olivia Sterns about the lawsuit brought by Uber drivers fighting their distinction as contractors, rather than as employees and what it could mean to other companies that are part of the sharing economy. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Twitter Stock Slide Puts Heat on Board in CEO Search

Twitter's board is facing increasing pressure in its search for a new chief executive officer as the stock price suffers a 22 percent slide and numerous executives have left the firm in the three months since Dick Costollo stepped down. Bloomberg's Tom Giles reports on "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)

China Celebrates WWII Victory Amid Economic Slowdown

BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist Ewen Cameron Watt discusses the economic outlook for China and his subsequent thoughts on investing. He speaks with Jonathan Ferro on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Where Are the Opportunities in Emerging Markets?

LeapFrog Investments Co-founder Jim Roth and SVM Asset Management Managing Director Colin McLean discuss emerging markets and where you can find opportunity. They speak to Bloomberg's Anna Edwards on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)

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