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THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon app store pulled from Google Play

12:34AM | Friday, 12 December 2014 |  Google has pulled Amazon’s app store from its Google Play marketplace, citing an update to its Developer Distribution Agreement.

THE NEWS WRAP: EU urges Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

11:29AM | Friday, 28 November 2014 |  The European Union is calling on Google to apply the recent ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling to the rest of the world, The New York Times reports.

THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook does its bit to fight Ebola

11:30AM | Friday, 7 November 2014 |  Facebook is launching a number of new features to help fight Ebola.

THE NEWS WRAP: Twitpic reaches agreement with Twitter over domain and pics

10:29AM | Monday, 27 October 2014 |  Twitpic, which recently announced it would be closing down, has agreed to give Twitter the Twitpic domain and photo archive, keeping the photos and links alive.

THE NEWS WRAP: New Facebook rooms for nom de plumes

10:36AM | Friday, 24 October 2014 |  Facebook has launched a new pseudonymous app called Rooms that lets users create forums about any topic.

THE NEWS WRAP: Icahn say Apple valuation half what it should be, launches campaign for stock buyback

10:23AM | Friday, 10 October 2014 |  Activist investor Carl Icahn has predicted that Apple shares will double to more than $US200 ($A228) as he begins his latest campaign to force the company into another stock buyback, The Guardian reports.

THE NEWS WRAP: Change of tack sees eBay spin off PayPal in reaction to rapidly changing payments space

10:25AM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 |  eBay Inc has decided to spin off PayPal, a move it says will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space, Reuters reports.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google hits back at News Corp’s allegations of being a “platform for piracy”

9:22AM | Friday, 26 September 2014 |  Google has responded to a letter Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp sent to the European Commission in which he alleged the company was willing to exploit its market position to stifle competition, and that it was a platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks.

THE NEWS WRAP: Alibaba set to raise $24 billion in massive IPO

9:25AM | Friday, 19 September 2014 |  Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is set to raise $US21.8 billion ($A24.232 billion) in its initial public offering, according to reports.

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber takes Lyft for a ride in the taxi disruptor wars

9:32AM | Friday, 12 September 2014 |  The battle between transportation network startups Uber and Lyft isn’t a close fight, Wired reports.
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