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Apple rolls out a new iPhone 5c, which is smaller and cheaper, in China, Australia, Germany, Britain and France. The company has also brought back the fourth-generation iPad and dumped the iPad 2.

Amazon will reportedly begin shipping its video-streaming device next month.

Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella is expected to unveil Office for iPad next week.

Cloudera reportedly scores at least $200 million in funding, including from Intel.

A three-hour tour? A roundup of Larry Ellison’s massive real estate portfolio, courtesy of Business Insider.

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox’s website is now allowing customers to check their accounts.

New rule in Seattle: Only 150 cars each from Uber, Lyft and the like can be on the road at any given time.

9to5Mac takes a look at Healthbook, which it says is a coming iOS app that tracks health and fitness.

Will trade games for groceries: Wal-Mart to let customers turn in used video games in exchange for everything from gadgets to food.

Pilots are complaining that mirrors at solar power plant Ivanpah are blinding them.

Now playing, again: Popcorn Time, which is like a Netflix for pirated movies, resurfaces after being closed over the weekend.

Editor’s note: We haven’t independently verified some of the news contained in these links. Some of the links lead to paywalled sites.

Photo: Apple is replacing the iPad 2, shown above, with an updated fourth-generation iPad. (Mercury News archives)


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