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Facebook changes real-name policy, allows aliases

- Facebook Inc said it would change its policy requiring users to go by their real names on the social network, following outrage over the locking of hundreds of accounts, including a number belonging to drag queens using their stage names.

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Silicon Valley takes benefits 'arms race' to health care

SAN FRANCISCO - High salaries and free food aren't enough any more in Silicon Valley, where maturing companies are competing for talent with creative health care and "wellness" programs that use gadgets to promote good behavior.

Health 12:34pm BST

Vodafone Qatar agrees to buy state-owned broadband firm

DUBAI - Vodafone Qatar said it has reached a non-binding agreement to buy state-owned Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN) and expects to complete the deal by the end of 2014.

Deals 4:06pm BST

Interpol opens Singapore center to fight cyber crime

SINGAPORE - Interpol, the world's largest police organization, is opening a center in Singapore focused on fighting cyber crime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain.

Cyber Crime 9:44am BST

Philips Electronics to appeal ruling in $467 million patent lawsuit

- Dutch healthcare equipment company Philips said on Thursday it would appeal against a U.S court ruling ordering it to pay $466.8 million in compensation to Masimo Corp for infringing two patents.

7:57am BST

Orange CEO confirms to offer Netflix from November

PARIS - Orange Chief Executive Stephane Richard confirmed on Thursday that the French telecom group planned to offer the Netflix video streaming service on its set-top boxes from November.

9:18am BST
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Facebook changes real-name policy, allows aliases

- Facebook Inc said it would change its policy requiring users to go by their real names on the social network, following outrage over the locking of hundreds of accounts, including a number belonging to drag queens using their stage names.

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