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German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom sits in a chair during a court hearing in Auckland, New ZealandBy Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for German entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, wanted in the United States on copyright infringement and money-laundering charges over his file-sharing website Megaupload, argued on Wednesday there was not enough evidence to show he conspired to commit a crime. The Auckland court heard closing arguments in Dotcom's four-week appeal against a lower court's decision to extradite him to the U.S., the first New Zealand court proceedings to be broadcast live on the internet. The appeal took place nearly five years after dozens of black-clad police rappelled into the flamboyant entrepreneur's New Zealand mansion and cut him from a safe room.


Mark Zuckerberg announces the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to cure all diseases by the end of the century during a news conference at UCSF Mission Bay in San Francisco, CaliforniaThe $3 billion health initiative set up by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan has hired one of AstraZeneca's non-executive directors to head up its science drive. The British drugmaker said on Wednesday that Cornelia Bargmann would step down from its board next month to take up a new role as president of Chan Zuckerberg Science, part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Leif Johansson, AstraZeneca's chairman, said the board was sorry to see her leave but understood Bargmann's decision to focus on the new assignment.


File photo of a magnifying glass held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinCybercriminals offering contract services for hire offer militant groups the means to attack Europe but such groups have yet to employ such techniques in major attacks, EU police agency Europol said on Wednesday. "There is currently little evidence to suggest that their cyber-attack capability extends beyond common website defacement," it said in its annual cybercrime threat assessment in a year marked by Islamic State violence in Europe. "Europol is concerned about how an expanding cybercriminal community has been able to further exploit our increasing dependence on technology and the internet," its director, Rob Wainwright, said in a statement.


The apps, like Instagram, Hipstamatic, DailyBooth and PicPlz, have been small-time projects, but now a few are trying to become real businesses.
Google’s acquisition of passwords, e-mails and other personal data from unsuspecting people may have violated the Communications Act.
Samsung and LG Electronics have moved into the realm of leadership in the technology industry, but as smartphones take the world by storm, they have remained largely confined to the sidelines.
Despite the company’s strong performance, shares fell close to 10 percent in after-hours trading after the earnings release.
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