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Jay Z bids for music streaming service

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The Hip hop star could challenge Beats and Spotify with his offer for the HD music service Tidal

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Nokia name row with London start-up

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Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

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BT attacked on rural broadband costs

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At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.

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VIDEO: Talking kids’ doll Cayla is hacked

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Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.

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Implants and Apple: Tech round-up

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Rory Cellan-Jones gives a round-up of the week's big tech stories.

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Google agrees privacy policy changes

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The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.

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Free ‘resource hub’ to help boost Bournemouth’s tourism businesses

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TOURISM businesses in Bournemouth are being given free access to online resources to boost their trade.

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Free ‘resource hub’ to help boost Bournemouth’s tourism businesses

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TOURISM businesses in Bournemouth are being given free access to online resources to boost their trade.

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Uber sued over India rape allegation

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An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.

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VIDEO: Firing six times faster than sound

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BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights

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VIDEO: Tech to make your car self-driving

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The tech which could allow any car with an automatic gearbox to become self-driving

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Finnish start-ups rise from Nokia’s ashes

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Nokia's demise hit Finland hard - but its legacy is a vibrant start-up scene

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Amazon posts modest holiday profits

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The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.

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Google profits up nearly 30%

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Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.

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Bill Gates insists AI is a threat

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Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief.

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Sound tech for blind film-lovers

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Researchers use sound technology as an alternative to audio descriptions to try to improve film-watching for blind people.

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Office puts chips under staff’s skin

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Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.

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Sky to launch mobile phone service

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Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.

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US firms object to source code rules

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Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.

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Snapchat launches US superhero series

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A big US phone company is commissioning YouTubers to create 12 episodes of a show called SnapperHero on Snapchat.

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