Google's $105 Smartphone in India

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Google unveiled a new line of low-cost smartphones in New Delhi, hoping to persuade more people in India and other emerging markets to upgrade their handsets.

Microsoft Buys 'Minecraft' Maker

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Microsoft is buying the maker of the hit videogame "Minecraft" for $2.5 billion, but the startup's founders and top executives won't be joining the software giant.

Netflix Rollout in Europe Begins With France

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Netflix launched in France on Monday, kicking off a weeklong roll-out into six European countries, including Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. It is the online video-streaming company's biggest single International expansion yet, and one of the most risky.

Lufthansa Pilots Call Off Strike

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The move follows Deutsche Lufthansa's unusual disclosure of full details of the retirement package offered to pilots.

Ice Bucket Challenge: When Success Creates Problems of Its Own

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Sometimes, more money can mean more problems. That is what the ALS Association is trying to avoid as the fall season brings an end to the Ice Bucket Challenge, a summer social-media sensation that fueled a record $113.3 million in donations as of Monday.

Don't Underestimate Smartwatches

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It may seem like wearable computers will appeal only to fitness nuts and quantified-self geeks. But smartwatches will become indispensable as they find a central place in the tech ecosystem, writes Christopher Mims.

Tesla Wins Direct-Sales Court Battle

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Tesla won a court battle in Massachusetts that clears the way for its direct-sales methodology, but faces another fight in Georgia, where dealers want to revoke its dealer license.

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Yellen Seeks Interest-Rate Consensus

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The Fed chief's actions in her first six months confound the view of her as a strong advocate of easy money.

Long Legs for the Energy Boom

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The U.S. energy boom has lasted longer than anyone would have imagined a decade ago and has more room to run as oil and gas wells become more productive.

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