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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft is set to shell out big bucks - a whopping $8.5 billion - to buy Skype Global, the NY Times is reporting.

According to the report, the deal will allow Microsoft to leverage Skype, which last year had 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations, on platforms including Xbox 360, Kinect and Outlook.

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Iranian President Running OPEC?

With Iranian President Ahmedinajehad taking over his nation's Oil Bureau, he now is in a position to have considerable influence over OPEC, the Middle Eastern coalition of oil producing nations.

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European Auto Engineering On Display-Sort Of

European car buyers will soon be able to same lots of "euros" when the cheapest car, the new Lada Granta, will go on sale this late summer or fall. The only problem?  Soviet Leader Vladimir Putin had to try five times to get it to start...

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Damaged Blackhawk Stealth chopper
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US To Pakistan-We Want Our Chopper Back

The remains of the US helicopter that force landed during the Osama bin Laden operation remains in Pakistan, the US wants it back, but the Chinese are now showing signs of interest.

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Alerts Coming To Cell Phones-Even If You Don’t Want Them

The new P.L.A.N. is coming to your cell phone eventually...whether you like it or not.

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Oil production platform and supoort ships Alaska
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EPA Ruling Doesn’t Help Gas Prices

Although drilling and oil discovery does not have an immediate effect on supply, it does help bring down prices by way of speculators.  But a recent EPA ruling will not help.

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Robot Enters Japanese Nuclear Plant

Going where no man can go, a robot called the Packbot entered the three crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Facility in Japan.

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Tweets-Apps=Brain Drain?

They're part of the digital revolution, but could they be draining your brain?

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
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Anti-Porn Politician Resigns After Getting Caught Downloading Porn

Getting caught looking at Internet porn can be embarrassing, but it's rarely a big deal. Unless of course you're a member of a political party railing against pornography.

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(Photo by David Gard for The Star-Ledger)
(Photo by David Gard for The Star-Ledger)
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Cell Phone Could Earn You Speeding Ticket

Keep your radar detector and shut off your smart phone…that is if you want to speed. Thanks to modern technology and the new Highway Electronic Radio Enforcement Squad (HERES), if you are speeding while your smart phone is turned on, you could end up with a ticket tacked on to your cell phone bill.

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