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Uber to invest $1 billion in India: FT

(Reuters) - Online ride hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is set to invest $1 billion in India, which will bring its investment on par with that in China, the Financial Times reported. Uber said that this move would help its service reach 1 million daily rides by March 2016, the first time the company has set such target for India, FT said. Amit Jain, president of Uber India, said the company was "extremely bullish" on the Indian market and that it continues to see a 40 percent monthly growth, FT reported.



Sultans of shrink pack more chips into smart wearables

By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - The latest chapter in the miniaturisation of increasingly smart consumer electronics lies in the hands of chip packagers, an indispensable group of firms whose role in the supply chain alone is worth $27 billion. Packagers like Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc (ASE) receive chips from manufacturers and prepare them for device assemblers by, for instance, encasing them in metal and resin. The advent of wearable devices, particularly Apple Inc's Apple Watch and its dozens of chips, pushed packagers to devise innovative ways of cramming ever-more communications, graphics and location chips into the tiniest of spaces.



Google refuses French order to apply 'right to be forgotten' globally

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google Inc is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their "right to be forgotten" online, it said on Thursday, exposing itself to possible fines. The French data protection authority, the CNIL, in June ordered the search engine group to de-list on request search results appearing under a person's name from all its websites, including Google.com. Google complied with the ruling and has since received more than a quarter of a million removal requests, according to its transparency report.



Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

By Yasmeen Abutaleb MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide Internet access to the most remote parts of the world. The plane will weigh about 880 pounds (400 kg), said Yael Maguire, the company's engineering director of connectivity. "Our mission is to connect everybody in the world," said Jay Parikh, vice president of engineering.



In rural China, shoppers go online - with a little help

By Sue-Lin Wong TONGLU, China (Reuters) - Cheng Yonghao left his village in central Henan province almost 20 years ago, not expecting to return. Cheng is just one of an army of local recruits who are part of Alibaba Group's big bet on rural e-commerce as China's internet giants invest billions in outpost service hubs to tap a market twice the size of the United States. E-commerce growth in the countryside now outpaces that in major cities, though fewer than one tenth of online purchases made on Alibaba platforms were shipped to rural areas in the first quarter of this year.



Apple to unveil next Apple TV version in September: BuzzFeed

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will launch the next generation of its Apple TV set-top box in September, with a new remote and support for Siri voice control, online publisher BuzzFeed reported on Thursday. The new Apple TV will have a slimmer chassis, a "drastically improved" remote with touch-pad input, increased on-board storage and an operating system that will support Siri, BuzzFeed said, citing sources familiar with the matter. Apple said it declined to comment on rumors and speculation.



FireChat gets offline private messaging
Meek Mill's Photoshop skills are worse than his diss track

Meek Mill just premiered his long-awaited Drake diss track, "Wanna Know," on Hot 97. This is the cover that came with the track.



Meek Mill finally responds to Drake with his own diss track, "Wanna Know"

Over a week after Meek Mill first called out Drake for allegedly having a ghostwriter, the Philly rapper has responded with his own diss record, "Wanna Know". The track follows two records from Drake ? "Charged Up" and "Back to Back Freestyle" ? that put Meek's back against the wall. Everyone expected a response from Meek Mill earlier this week on Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex's show that never transpired. Meek Mill and his team began dropping hints this afternoon that the track would finally be released tonight, and on Flex's show no less.



Google rejects French demand over global right to be forgotten

Google rejected a French demand to globally apply the so-called right to be forgotten, which requires the company to remove links to certain information about users if asked. It was responding to a call by France's national data protection authority, CNIL, to globally implement a May 2014 ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that allows people to ask search engines to delist links with personal information about them. "While the right to be forgotten may now be the law in Europe, it is not the law globally," Google's global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer said in a blog post.



How to do a clean install of Windows 10

Three ways to install a clean version of Windows 10 onto any PC.



Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10
PALO ALTO, California (AP) ? Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download.
Windows 10 is up to 14 million installs already
Windows 10 is on 14 million machines already

Microsoft is rolling Windows 10 out in phases, but the company just announced that over 14 million devices are all running its latest operating system. In a blog post, Windows marketing head Yusuf Mehdi says that Microsoft has "many more upgrades to go" before everyone with a reservation gets their copy through. Those who reserved ahead of time will be prioritized.



Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger's rock drama Vinyl hits HBO next year

The rock 'n' roll drama series exec-produced by Martin Scorsese and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger finally has a name and a date of sorts ? HBO has announced that Vinyl will come in 2016. Reportedly long in gestation, the show is set to star Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale, House's Olivia Wilde, and Jagger's own son James.




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Donald Trump offered access to the Republican National Committee?s voter file

The Republican National Committee has the names, voting history, and consumer data of 250 million people.



In Brooklyn and the rest of America, a movement for Bernie Sanders

The senator raised $15 million in three months, but most of the money didn't come from billionaires.



Cincinnati mayor speaks to Katie Couric on police shooting

A University of Cincinnati police officer pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the fatal shooting of Sam DuBose.



Ohio officer charged with murder pleads not guilty, released on bond

A former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing license plate was released from jail on bond hours after an initial court appearance on Thursday. Ray Tensing, 25, had pleaded not guilty in the death of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose before Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan, who set his bond at $1 million. Tensing was indicted on Wednesday on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the July 19 death of Samuel DuBose, who was shot in the head during a traffic stop.



Two planes evacuated at Dallas airport, three injured
Two incidents on separate airplanes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport led to evacuations on Thursday, with three people suffering minor injuries on one flight, airport officials said. Hydraulic fluid leaked into the auxiliary power unit causing smoke in the cabin of American Airlines Flight 1658 to Chicago, which caused the 141 passengers and five crew members to leave the airplane by emergency slides and exits, according to the airline. In the other incident at the airport, a landing gear tire caught fire shortly after Spirit Airlines Flight 407 landed from Orlando, Florida, the airport said.
Deflategate judge tells NFL, players: Don't argue. Settle

By Jonathan Stempel and Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tom Brady's effort to void his four-game suspension was set back on Thursday as litigation embroiling the New England Patriots star quarterback was sent to a New York judge, who urged a speedy resolution to the "Deflategate" scandal. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan ordered the National Football League and NFL Players Association to begin settlement talks "forthwith actively," and cool their public sniping. "The earth is already sufficiently scorched." The NFL and the union declined to comment.



Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

A Maryland lawmaker says the state will shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.



Wreckage may be first trace of missing Flight MH370

Investigators are treating debris found on an Indian Ocean island as a "major lead."



Donald Trump amuses us to death

Trump?s juggernaut isn?t an actual campaign, with an agenda or a strategy. It?s great programming



James Holmes's revealing courtroom behavior

As James Holmes watched his father being cross-examined on the witness stand Wednesday, the convicted Colorado theater shooter reverted to what has become his routine during many of the trial?s more contentious moments: He swiveled.



N.H. thumbs its nose at Fox News

The GOP primary forum next Monday will be more of a grilling than a debate.



Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.



Virginia?s Gilmore makes 17 GOP presidential candidates



Dentist sends apology letter after killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Walter James Palmer wrote a letter to his patients at River Bluff Dental in Minnesota to apologize after the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.



Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, Afghan officials say

The reclusive leader, whose regime sheltered Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda before the September 11th attacks, had not been seen in years.




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The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.

Donald Trump offered access to the Republican National Committee?s voter file

The Republican National Committee has the names, voting history, and consumer data of 250 million people.



In Brooklyn and the rest of America, a movement for Bernie Sanders

The senator raised $15 million in three months, but most of the money didn't come from billionaires.



Cincinnati mayor speaks to Katie Couric on police shooting

A University of Cincinnati police officer pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the fatal shooting of Sam DuBose.



Ohio officer charged with murder pleads not guilty, released on bond

A former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing license plate was released from jail on bond hours after an initial court appearance on Thursday. Ray Tensing, 25, had pleaded not guilty in the death of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose before Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan, who set his bond at $1 million. Tensing was indicted on Wednesday on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the July 19 death of Samuel DuBose, who was shot in the head during a traffic stop.



Two planes evacuated at Dallas airport, three injured
Two incidents on separate airplanes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport led to evacuations on Thursday, with three people suffering minor injuries on one flight, airport officials said. Hydraulic fluid leaked into the auxiliary power unit causing smoke in the cabin of American Airlines Flight 1658 to Chicago, which caused the 141 passengers and five crew members to leave the airplane by emergency slides and exits, according to the airline. In the other incident at the airport, a landing gear tire caught fire shortly after Spirit Airlines Flight 407 landed from Orlando, Florida, the airport said.
Deflategate judge tells NFL, players: Don't argue. Settle

By Jonathan Stempel and Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tom Brady's effort to void his four-game suspension was set back on Thursday as litigation embroiling the New England Patriots star quarterback was sent to a New York judge, who urged a speedy resolution to the "Deflategate" scandal. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan ordered the National Football League and NFL Players Association to begin settlement talks "forthwith actively," and cool their public sniping. "The earth is already sufficiently scorched." The NFL and the union declined to comment.



Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

A Maryland lawmaker says the state will shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.



Wreckage may be first trace of missing Flight MH370

Investigators are treating debris found on an Indian Ocean island as a "major lead."



Donald Trump amuses us to death

Trump?s juggernaut isn?t an actual campaign, with an agenda or a strategy. It?s great programming



James Holmes's revealing courtroom behavior

As James Holmes watched his father being cross-examined on the witness stand Wednesday, the convicted Colorado theater shooter reverted to what has become his routine during many of the trial?s more contentious moments: He swiveled.



N.H. thumbs its nose at Fox News

The GOP primary forum next Monday will be more of a grilling than a debate.



Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.



Virginia?s Gilmore makes 17 GOP presidential candidates



Dentist sends apology letter after killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Walter James Palmer wrote a letter to his patients at River Bluff Dental in Minnesota to apologize after the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.



Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, Afghan officials say

The reclusive leader, whose regime sheltered Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda before the September 11th attacks, had not been seen in years.




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Sharp's axe too blunt; lenders to push for deeper restructuring
TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp's leading bank creditors are likely to demand a more sweeping restructuring at the struggling Japanese TV and display maker as a condition for extending new loans, said people involved in the ongoing talks.
Australia's Fairfax Media mulls $1 bln writedown - report
MELBOURNE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media is considering a writedown of more than A$1 billion ($1.06 billion) on the value of its top newspapers, a report in a rival newspaper said on Friday.
Yahoo may rethink use of cash from Alibaba deal
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc may re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets from a multibillion-dollar sale of half of its 40 percent stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group.
UPDATE 2-Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges
* Penalty is largest FTC has ever imposed for violating an order
UPDATE 2-U.S. judge backs RIM in patent dispute with Mformation
* RIM shares rise more than 4 percent following ruling (Adds comment from Mformation, updates share price move)
UPDATE 3-Nvidia rides Tegra wave, beats on revenue outlook
(Adds comment from CEO, details on supply and margins; updates stock price)
UPDATE 2-Virus found in Mideast can spy on bank transactions
* Gauss found in Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories
UPDATE 2-Nokia sells 500 patents, Qt software to counter losses
* Sells 500 patents to U.S. firm Vringo, Qt to Finnish Digia
UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs adds Cisco to conviction buy list
* Goldman cites fast growth for addition to conviction buy list
Infosys faces new lawsuit over visa whistleblower
MUMBAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A former U.S. employee has filed a lawsuit against Infosys Ltd, India's No.2 software services provider, saying he was harassed for pointing out possible misuse of U.S. business visas, according to a copy of the lawsuit seen by Reuters.

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Facebook wants to offer Internet service to remote areas by drone - Los Angel...

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Facebook wants to offer Internet service to remote areas by drone
Los Angeles Times
Social media giant Facebook seeks to bring the Internet to remote areas of the world with its latest project involving a huge drone it has built. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm said Thursday that its Connectivity Lab has completed work on an ...
Bits | Facebook Taking Open-Source Software Ethos to DronesNew York Times (blog)
Facebook finishes Aquila solar-powered internet drone with span of a Boeing 737The Guardian
Facebook says drone ready for testing later this year (Photo: Reuters)Business Today
NDTV -Sky News Australia -ABC Online
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Is Windows 10 enough to bring Microsoft back? Listen to our debate - Mashable

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Is Windows 10 enough to bring Microsoft back? Listen to our debate
Mashable
This week on MashTalk, it's all Windows 10. We take a deep dive into the software update's key features, such as Cortana, Edge and Continuum. We then debate whether or not the strength of this update is enough to address Microsoft's big-picture needs.
Mozilla CEO writes to Satya Nadella as Windows 10 edges out other browsersThe Indian Express
Office Mobile Apps Join the Windows 10 ParadeeWeek
Windows 10 is on 14 million machines alreadyThe Verge
ZDNet -PCWorld -Bangkok Post
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After a bounce, Rosetta's Philae lander serves up cometary surprises - Los An...

Los Angeles Times

After a bounce, Rosetta's Philae lander serves up cometary surprises
Los Angeles Times
Scientists with the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission may have had a scare when the Philae lander bounced off of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but the bumpy touchdown actually had a silver lining: It allowed them to take ...
Comet probe finds key ingredients for lifeUSA TODAY
Will comet lander Philae wake up again?Christian Science Monitor
After bumpy landing, Philae provides insight on cometToronto Sun
Idaho Press-Tribune -Sky News
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Scientists identify golden jackal as a new wolf species - NewsQuench

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Scientists identify golden jackal as a new wolf species
NewsQuench
A new genetic study has shown that a common African jackal is actually a different species of wolf altogether. Wolves are known for being sly, but this one managed to sneak all the way past the scientific community. According to a report from the ...
Scientists change their minds about the golden jackal -- here are some facts ...National Monitor
Wolves in jackals' clothingDispatch Times
When is a jackal not a jackal? When it's really a 'golden wolf'Reuters
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Blue Moon early Friday has astronomy buffs looking to the sky - San Jose Merc...

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Blue Moon early Friday has astronomy buffs looking to the sky
San Jose Mercury News
Break out your lawn chairs, a blue sweater and a cold Blue Moon brew and prepare to gaze up at the galaxies -- the first Blue Moon of the year will arrive early Friday morning and stick around through Friday night. The phenomenon -- which happens every ...
Friday's 'blue moon' happens only every three yearsFox News Latino
Dazzling lead up to July's 'once in a blue moon' moonThe Age
A Rare Blue Moon Tonight!KDLT News
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Canon's insane new video camera can record HD color video in the dark - BGR

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Canon's insane new video camera can record HD color video in the dark
BGR
Canon earlier today unveiled a jaw-dropping new multi-purpose camera with a maximum ISO of over 4,000,000. In layman's terms, this bad boy can effectively see in the dark. Dubbed the ME20F-SH, Canon's latest creation can record full color HD video in ...
Shoot In The Dark: $30K Camera With ISO 4 MillionGear Junkie (blog)
Canon's new full-frame camera will capture footage in near-complete darknessThe Next Web
Canon Introduces High-End Video Camera: The ME20F-SHBallerStatus.com
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How to do a clean install of Windows 10 - CNET

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How to do a clean install of Windows 10
CNET
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age? Yes. No. Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content. Play. If you have a Windows 7 or 8 computer, you can install Microsoft's new Windows 10 OS completely for free.
Microsoft says Windows 10 on 14 million devices after first dayThe Seattle Times
Windows 10: Home edition priced at Rs 7999 and Windows 10 Pro at Rs 14999 in IndiaFirstpost
14 million computers now running Windows 10: MicrosoftThe Hindu
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OwnStar gadget hacks GM's OnStar to unlock, start cars - SlashGear

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OwnStar gadget hacks GM's OnStar to unlock, start cars
SlashGear
As cars get more sophisticated and more connected to the Internet, they also become more vulnerable to malicious attack. That truth has been demonstrated before and will be demonstrated again at the DefCon conference next week. Hacker Samy Kamkar ...
UPDATE 1-Researcher says can hack GM's OnStar app, open vehicle, start engineReuters
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Google fights order by French privacy watchdog; Shell to cut 6500 jobs - Wash...

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Google fights order by French privacy watchdog; Shell to cut 6500 jobs
Washington Post
Google pushed back Thursday against an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their ?right to be forgotten? online. The French data protection authority, the CNIL, in June ordered Google to de-list on ...
Google rejects French demand over global right to be forgottenThe Star Online
Google fights France on extending 'right to be forgotten'USA TODAY
Google to disobey French ruling on 'right to be forgotten'Irish Times
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Finally, Google Gets Glass. We Hope. - Forbes

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Finally, Google Gets Glass. We Hope.
Forbes
Google Google is making another run at Google Glass, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports the company has been quietly distributing the Internet-connected eyewear to businesses. Yes, businesses. This version is not meant for consumers, ...
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Get back to work, Glassholes! Google sneaks out new clip-on Glass techno-biz-specsThe Register
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Two Charged in Card-Skimming Scam of Michaels Stores
Two men have been charged with taking part in a conspiracy to steal 94,000 credit and debit card numbers from customers of the arts-and-crafts chain.










Secret NSA Map Shows China Cyber Attacks on U.S.
A U.S. government map details more than 600 attacks on U.S. government, military and corporate targets, including Google and Lockheed Martin.










Scientists Create Robotic Insect That Can Jump on Water
A team of international researchers has created a robot insect that can launch itself easily from the water.










Facebook Shows Off Solar-Powered Internet Drone
Facebook has taken the wraps off the enormous solar-powered plane that may someday beam Internet to isolated communities.










FBI Struggling to Hire Cyber Experts Due to Low Pay
The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, according to a Justice Department report.










Canon Camera Takes Color Shots in Near-Total Darkness
Every photographer has missed shots because it was dark and they couldn't get the flash ready in time. That won't be a problem with this new Canon.










Talking Calculators? In the 70s, We Were Amazed by Them
In this episode of Tech Rewound, we look at some of the talking technology that once wowed us.










Google Refuses French Order to Apply 'Forgotten' Globally
Google is appealing a French authority's order that it scrub search results worldwide when users are granted "right to be forgotten" requests.










Planned Parenthood Reports Second Website Attack
Planned Parenthood said electronic traffic to its websites was snarled by computer hackers on Wednesday in a second cyber attack.










$75K Reward to Catch Pilots Who Flew Drones Over Wildfires
Officials want to know who flew drones near several wildfires in California's San Bernardino mountains.










Yahoo Unveils Silent Video Messaging App Livetext
Imagine making a video call without other people being able to listen in. Yahoo is trying to make that happen with Livetext, a new app that seeks to m










Atomic Origami Turns Graphene Sheets Into Nanomachines
Researchers have found a new way to take advantage of the atom-thick "wonder material" graphene: use it for origami.










Facebook Revenue Jumps as Mobile Ad Sales Rise
Facebook reported a 9 percent fall in quarterly profit as it spent heavily to boost mobile revenue and develop products.










Out of Soap? Amazon Dash Buttons Are Here to Help
Amazon's Dash buttons, which let users order a variety of products with the press of a button, are now available to purchase.










Hackers Used Twitter to Reach U.S. Computers: Report
The technique, uncovered during a FireEye investigation at an unnamed victim organization, shows how government-backed hackers can shift tactics.











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