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    Stock trading performed almost entirely by computers is on the rise, provoking some weighty questions when it comes to markets: Will investing in shares become like chess, where only the very best humans can beat machines? Or is a human touch always superior to cold calculation?

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    Though the U.S. had made much progress taking medical record keeping into the digital age, there's still some doubt that the government will reach its target by the prescribed deadline.

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    Yahoo has been one of the most-visited sites on the Internet since its glory days as a Web portal. Yet as the rest of the Internet moved on to social networks and mobile devices, Yahoo has failed to keep up. The New York Times reports.

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    In recent months, plenty of perfectly healthy businesses across the country have expired — sometimes for hours, other times for weeks — though only in the online realm cataloged and curated by Google. The reason is that it is surprisingly easy to report a business as closed in Google Places, the search giant’s version of the local Yellow Pages. The New York Times reports.

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    Michael Arrington, whose influential TechCrunch blog covers Silicon Valley, has started a venture capital fund to invest in start-ups, including some that he and his staff write about. The New York Times reports.

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    Facebook plans to launch a music platform at its f8 conference in San Francisco on 9/22, a source with knowledge of the plans tells CNBC.

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    When Steve Jobs resigned as the chief executive of Apple on Wednesday, his note to the public and the Apple board was short and classy. The gist was this: “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” The New York Times reports.

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    These days, big technology companies — particularly those in the hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet industries — are starting to resemble Hollywood film studios. Every release needs to be a blockbuster, and the only measure of success is the opening-weekend gross. The New York Times reports.

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    Executives from Hewlett Packard will meet UK Business Secretary Vince Cable next week to discuss the 7.1 billion pounds ($11.7 billion) takeover of Autonomy, one of the UK's biggest software companies.

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    AOL's chief executive, Tim Armstrong, is confident that his company can regain some of its former glory. the New York Times reports.

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    "These high frequency traders begin the day owning nothing and they end the day owning nothing in terms of common stocks. But during the day they're accounting for between 50 and 65 percent of the volume," said Schwartz.

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    There was a curious bit of downtime on the Apple Store this morning, and perhaps now we see why.

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    Recent blockbuster patent deals are fed largely by legal considerations, not economic ones, analysts say, the New York Times reports.

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    Sony is cutting the price of its basic PlayStation 3 gaming console by nearly a fifth in the U.S., hoping to jump-start sales of a device losing ground to Microsoft Corp's Xbox.

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    A market research firm says that U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories dropped 20 percent in July to $707.7 million, compared with the same month a year earlier.

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    I was prepared not to like RockMelt. After all, PC browsers are so five years ago. Sure, FireFox was exciting back when it was first challenging Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and Apple and Google have done nice work with Safari and Chrome.

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    A string of hackers’ attacks on Internet security companies shows the extent of online vulnerabilities, but the breaches may help the firms grow their business, .the New York Times reports.

  • Microsoft Bing

    To take on Google, Microsoft is spending billions to make its search engine the intelligent “decision engine,” the New York Times reports.

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    SAP shares rose on Wednesday after the company posted strong earnings and raised its outlook, despite market fears over the debt situation in Europe and the US.

  • Hulu Plus on an iPad

    Hulu has helped to free television from the tyranny of the TV set, but questions about how to make money off online content pose a challenge to the Web site’s future and eventual buyer, the New York Times reports.

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