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The Steve Jobs That Sony Didn't Want Is Now an Oscar Favorite

Michael Fassbender wasn’t Hollywood’s first choice to play Steve Jobs in the new movie about his life. Nor the second, for that matter. Sony Corp. would even go on to sell the project to Universal Pictures after Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale passed on the role.

Alibaba's Ma Canvas Gets $5.4 Million at Hong Kong Auction

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.

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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.

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

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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.