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Google Buys 12-Year Output From Norwegian Wind Power Farm

A woman holds her smart phone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken February 24, 2016. REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD/ILLUSTRATION/FILES

Google has bought the entire 12-year power production from a yet-to-be-built Norwegian wind power farm to supply its European data centers with renewable energy, its developers said on Thursday.

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Japan Regulator Approves Canon Deal To Buy Toshiba Unit, Warns On Method

People are silhouetted against a display of the Canon brand logo at the CP+ camera and photo trade fair in Yokohama, Japan, February 25, 2016. REUTERS/THOMAS PETER/FILE PHOTO

Japan's anti-monopoly regulator has approved Canon Inc's (7751.T) acquisition of Toshiba Corp's (6502.T) medical equipment unit, but issued a warning over the way they carried out the deal, which antitrust experts have called questionable.

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Netflix Says Firm Continues To Look Into Entering China

Reed Hastings (L), co-founder and CEO of Netflix, and Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, pose for photographs during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI

Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) will continue to look into the possibility of entering China, a senior company executive said on Thursday, as the video streaming service seeks to grow its subscriber base outside its home of the United States.

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Facebook's Political Influence Under A Microscope

A mobile phone shows a Facebook page promoting Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, in this photo illustration taken April 13, 2015. REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR

As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge.

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With Amazon In Mind, Wal-Mart To Offer Free Shipping For 30 Days

Shopping carts are seen outside a new Wal-Mart Express store in Chicago July 26, 2011. REUTERS/JOHN GRESS/FILES

Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday launched a free 30-day trial of ShippingPass, its two-day shipping program for shoppers in the United States, as the world's largest retailer looks to take on Amazon.com Inc's Prime subscription service.

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Facebook Wins Privacy Case Against Belgian Data Protection Authority

The Facebook logo is displayed on a computer screen in Brussels April 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Thierry Roge The Facebook logo is displayed on a computer screen in Brussels April 21, 2010. REUTERS/THIERRY ROGE

The Belgian data protection authority on Wednesday lost a legal battle with Facebook in which it sought to stop the social network from tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium who visit the social network's pages.

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Video, Social Media, Digital Assistants: What Happens On The Web In One Minute

 Over the past four years, the number of people accessing the Web, either via a desktop or mobile device has rocketed from 2.1 billion to 3.4 billion and this means the amount of data moving back and forth has likewise exploded.

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Can Smartphones Help Improve Heart Attack Treatment?

Smartphones, social media and crowdsourcing all have the potential to help people get faster, better treatment for heart attacks and strokes, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Netflix CEO Says Firm Continues To Look Into Entering China

Pic: ReutersNetflix Inc will continue to look into the possibility of entering China, Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Thursday, as the video streaming service seeks to grow its subscriber base outside its home of the United States.

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Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, Puts Friends Above Publishers

Pic: Getty ImagesFacebook says it's changing its news feed, again. It says posts from friends and family will now come first, prioritized over posts from publishers and celebrities.

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