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Governments pressure Google for more user information 2:07pm EDT

(Reuters) - Google Inc said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs.  Full Article

 
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Hachette authors urge Amazon board to end contract dispute 4:17pm EDT 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Hachette Book Group authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen King and James Patterson have urged Amazon.com Inc's directors to end a contract dispute with their publisher that has cost some writers' 90 percent of their sales on the online retailer's website.  Full Article  

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Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion 1:03pm EDT 

STOCKHOLM/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has agreed to acquire the Stockholm-based developer of the wildly popular Minecraft video game for $2.5 billion, as it tries to lure a new and mostly young audience into its mobile world.  Full Article