Twitter to Acquire Data Partner Gnip

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Twitter agreed to acquire data partner Gnip, in a sign that the messaging service wants a bigger role in analyzing tweets for businesses hungry for insights from social media. It also hired a new product chief.

Alibaba Flexes Muscles Before IPO

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Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.

Price War Erupts in Cloud Services

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Amazon.com, Microsoft and Google are battling over the future of corporate computing, and companies that use their services are reaping the benefits.

Shale Boom's New Problem: Radioactive Waste

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North Dakota has been slow to address repercussions from the surge in crude output, including the proliferation of radioactive oil filters. The state has no place to store such waste, which has led to illegal dumping.

Editor Says He Wasn't Aware of Dowler Phone Hacking

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Former tabloid editor Andy Coulson testified that he had no role in editing a story about a missing girl that became the epicenter of the U.K. phone-hacking scandal.

CSX Profit Falls 14%

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CSX Corp. said its first-quarter earnings fell 14% as winter-related disruptions contributed to higher costs and weighed on the railroad company's revenue growth.

To Build Cloud-Services, Some Adopt OpenStack

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OpenStack, an open-source program, has become a key factor as companies consider whether to keep computing operations in-house or turn them over to external services known as public clouds run by Amazon.com and others.

When Spine Implants Cause Paralysis, Who Is to Blame?

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More than 100 patients have experienced partial or permanent paralysis in recent years after having spinal-cord stimulators inserted in their backs, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. The paralyzed patients received spinal stimulators made by a variety of companies, including Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific.

Telefónica, Blackstone Team Op on Mobile-Ads

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Spanish telecom giant Telefonica SA is teaming up with an arm of private-equity powerhouse Blackstone Group LP in a mobile-advertising venture.

Zebra to Buy Motorola Solutions Enterprise Unit

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Zebra Technologies agreed to buy Motorola Solutions' scanner business for $3.5 billion in an effort to expand its bar-code and radio-tag business.

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