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China Investigating Microsoft in Monopoly Case

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

T-Mobile Deal Helps Rhapsody Hit 2M Paying Subs

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 30
Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April.

Up-Close and Underwater with the Nile Crocodile

Jul 30
"That gleaming row of white teeth" was Anderson Cooper's first sign that a deadly Nile crocodile was staring right at him.

A worker assembles a vehicle on an assembly line at Ford factory in Chongqing, China.

US Companies Increasingly Fish for Growth Overseas

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 30
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters and century-old companies such as Ford Motor Co. are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.

Trulia Kindle Fire .

Zillow Buying Trulia to Build Real Estate Titan

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Jul 30
Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Real estate website operator Zillow Inc. is buying its rival in a $3.5 billion deal that will make the biggest player in the online real estate information market.

Asia Stocks Widen Gains Ahead of US, China Data

PERSONAL TECH | By Youkyung Lee | Jul 29
Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday with the South Korean stock market closing at a three-year high ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.

The 'Gaystation'

PS4 'Gaystation' to Be Auctioned to Benefit LGBT Refugees

VIDEO GAMES | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
Gaymers rejoice: there is now a new rainbow colored Playstation 4 called the "Gaystation."

Ebola Virus Infects Two Americans in West Africa

Jul 29
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, two Americans working to stop the spread of the virus have become infected themselves. Dr. John LaPook reports on the deadly disease.

Arrest Made in White Powder Hoax

SCIENCE | Jul 29
The FBI has arrested a Texas man in connection with hundreds of white powder hoax letters sent to schools, businesses and government offices. Nobody was hurt by any of the mailings but first responders spent thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars.

Rare Tornado Tears Through Boston Area

SCIENCE | Jul 29
Extreme weather conditions continued to pop up across the country, as the Boston-area saw its first tornado since record keeping began in 1950. The same weather system also dumped softball-sized hail in eastern Tennessee, & dumped torrential rain on Ohio.

The Asus Padfone X

Gadget Watch :: PadFone Novel as Phone-Tablet Hybrid

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 29
This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet - as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally.