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High prices take the shine off Chromebooks

Chromebooks are stripped-down laptops whose price is going up even as the cost of competitors is going down.

Samsung and Apple have been locked in a protracted patent fight as they compete for wireless users.

Apple loses bid to block sales of Samsung phones

Apple attempted to block sales of older Samsung phones that copied features in the iPhone.

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Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

The Internet and new technologies are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.

Visit by India’s Modi draws pledges of support from Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said he hopes to elevate still relatively low-key business ties with Japan to a ‘‘new level.’’

Hal Finney, cryptographer and Bitcoin pioneer; at 58

Mr. Finney had been paralyzed by ALS and was taken off life support, his wife said.

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