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The top stories of 2018 (so far) in pictures     – CNET
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From Facebook to Fortnite, it was a busy year.

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Dell is going public again
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Dell went private back in 2013 to reorganize without quite so much external pressure to perform. Now, however, it's ready to go public once again. The company has unveiled a plan to buy its own tracking stock in a $21.7 billion deal that, in exchan…

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Walmart introduces 3D virtual online shopping     – CNET
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The retailer will allow customers to buy an entire room of products in July.

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AT&T quietly adds extra $1.23 to wireless customers' bills     – CNET
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The increase could rake another $800 million in annual revenue.

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Google invests in OS that will put its Assistant on feature phones
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Google has just invested $22 million in KaiOS, the company that built an app-packed operating system for feature phones. The move, which gives Google access to previously-untapped markets, will see KaiOS integrate Google services such as maps, Assist…

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Instagram estimated to be worth more than $100 billion     – CNET
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Facebook bought the photo app for $1 billion in 2012.

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Uber kicks off court battle to stay in business in London     – Roadshow
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The ride-hailing service’s hearing begins Monday.

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Contractor hoped to sell social media surveillance to oppressive regimes
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Western companies are still interested in selling surveillance tools to governments that could easily abuse them. The Intercept claims to have leaked documents suggesting that Circinus, the defense contractor run by Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy,…

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Live like a Japanese VIP in the 2018 Toyota Century     – Roadshow
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It’s a better way to spend $180,000 at a Toyota dealer than, say, purchasing nine Corollas.

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