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11 Stories You Need To Know Today

11 Stories You Need To Know Today
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Amazon giving e-book refunds, Britain has stockpiled alien war weapons in case of an invasion and how Red Bull is profiting from Felix Baumgartner's jump from space...Links to start your day with.

Karen Summerson
  • 16 october 2012

Is Sir Richard Branson too old to be the face of trendy Virgin Atlantic? FT

‘Made In USA’ brands sell in China. BusinessWeek

Google is told to reverse its privacy policy by EU. Guardian

Microsoft introduces new music streaming service, Xbox Music. Mashable

Will e-book buyers get refunds from Amazon? WSJ

How does Red Bull profit from Baumgartner jump? Forbes

Why are beer sales booming? Nielsen

Hyperspace territory has been named in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. Wired

Britain has stockpiled alien war weapons, just in case. MSN

Billboard charts now include digital download profits and streaming data. Mashable

Are you storing in the cloud? Users will reach 500 million by 2013. TechCrunch

 

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