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Prostitute Pleads Guilty in Overdose Death of Google Exec
A California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.

Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Gets $100M Investment from Carl Icahn
Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, usually known for tangling with corporate boards, is joining the parade of investors in startups, hitching a $100 million ride with ride-hailing service Lyft.

Spotify: 99 Problems But Jay Z Ain't One
The launch of Jay Z's streaming service Tidal was lauded as a way to shake up the music industry. Instead, it has fallen flat, and rivals such as Spotify are brushing it off like dirt from their shoulders.

Prying Parents: Phone Monitoring Apps Flourish in S. Korea
Smart Sheriff and at least 14 other apps allow parents to monitor how long their kids use their smartphones, how many times they use apps and which sites they visit. Some send a child's location data.

Now Seeking White House, Fiorina's HP CEO Tenure Was Stormy
In a quest for the Republican presidential nomination, Carly Fiorina boasts about her experience running Hewlett-Packard as evidence that she's "a problem solver, with a track record to prove it."

Watchdog Says Facebook Tramples on Privacy Laws
Social media giant Facebook tramples on European privacy laws by tracking people without consent say Belgian regulators looking into public concerns raised after Facebook updated its terms of use.

Designing the Perfect Baby? UC Scientists Call for Pause Button
The University of California has transformed biology by designing a cheap, precise and powerful way to "edit" DNA, and perhaps even create perfect babies, but now it wants to hit the pause button.

Minecraft Most Streamed Video Game in YouTube's History
Video streaming service YouTube says content featuring the virtual brick-building video game Minecraft has been watched more than any other interactive title in the 10 years since it launched.

Celebrities Are Now Targets of California #DroughtShaming
As California enters its fourth year of drought, #DroughtShaming has become a big thing. People on social media call out neighbors who waste water. Now, celebrities are being targeted.

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