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Experimental installations put the social in social science
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The truck-size metal container sitting in a downtown park here isn't meant to raise awareness about the global shipping industry, though it may nudge some people's curiosity in that direction....

After Gamergate, female video game developers on the rise
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Students from an all-female arts college in Philadelphia attended a conference for video game developers last year and, without even trying, they stood out....

Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping
BEIJING (AP) -- These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population....

Now Gawker has its own billionaire backer, sort of
NEW YORK (AP) -- The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons as well....

Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears....

Researchers: Asian bank hacks may be linked to North Korea
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cybersecurity researchers say North Korea might be connected to a recent attack that resulted in the theft of over $100 million from the Bangladeshi central bank and the attempted thefts of millions more from other Asian banks....

Alibaba won and lost a friend in Washington; how it happened
SHANGHAI (AP) -- In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted....

Are you Alibaba literate? 5 things to know about the company
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce platform. Over 420 million people scooped up $485 billion worth of stuff last year on Alibaba's sites. The company went public in 2014, raising $25 billion - more than Facebook - in the largest offering in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. Some things to know about the company:...

Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and unions said Monday....

Google-backed Magic Leap alleges workers stole its secrets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets behind its technological tricks....

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