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Computer tech pioneer Max Palevsky dies at 85

b>BEVERLY HILLS /b>(California): Computer technology pioneer and venture capitalist Max Palevsky, perhaps best-known for funding then-startup chipmaker Intel Corp, has died

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Mexico state congress asks ban of videogame

b>CIUDAD JUAREZ/b(Mexico): A shoot-em-up videogame set in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has angered local officials who are busy fighting all-too-real violence.

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US cities using tech to cull ideas from citizens

b>NEW YORK:/bIn a city of millions, how many people go knocking on the door of City Hall?

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Suspect in iPad data theft gets bail

b>NEWARK (New Jersey)/b>: An Arkansas man accused of stealing more than 100,000 e-mail addresses of Apple iPad users last year has been released on bail and will be prohibited from using the Internet except for work - which in his case means a job as a computer consultant.

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Foursquare revamps its app

b>NEW YORK:/bFoursquare, the smartphone service that lets you 'check in' to restaurants, bars and wherever else you want to tell friends you're at, is trying to help you discover new places.

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Foursquare a fun complement to city jaunts

b>NEW YORK:/bAt first, I didn't see the point of Foursquare, the mobile service that turns sharing your location with friends into a game of sorts. More than a year later, I still don't, but I'm hooked - much to the chagrin of my fiance, who prefers to spend his time on more noble pursuits such as i>Angry Birds/iand Facebook.

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SF lawmakers approve Twitter tax break

b>SAN FRANCISCO:/bCity lawmakers approved a tax break to keep Twitter Inc from fleeing San Francisco. The measure exempts Twitter from a payroll tax on new hires if the micro-blogging service moves to the blighted Mid-Market area.

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Better to use Kul-Submission system, contractors told

b>KUALA LUMPUR:/bContractors and developers are advised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to use the KUL-Submission online application system to expedite processing of their applications.

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WiFi move gets wary welcome

b>PETALING JAYA/b>: Restaurant operators agree to Kuala Lumpur City Hall's (DBKL) new ruling of ensuring that eateries in the city are WiFi-ready but they would prefer if that ruling was not forced onto them.

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Entrepreneurs bring Internet coding skills to everyday users

b>CHICAGO:/bNot too long ago, web coding was the rarified realm of computer geeks, but a new crop of entrepreneurs is making this valuable computer skill available to just about anyone with an inclination to learn.