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Venture investments highest since 2001

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.

Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions

Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected -- a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected -- a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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