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Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, right, gestures as actor James Earl Jones, left, looks on while seated on stage during Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. Zuckerberg was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree Thursday and gave a commencement address at Harvard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'Mark Zuckerberg gave a commencement speech at Harvard, the university he dropped out of to create Facebook
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FILE -- In this Nov. 1, 2006 file photo, a Qatari employee of Al Jazeera Arabic language TV news channel walks past the logo of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar. Hackers allegedly broke into the website of Qatar's state-run news agency and published a fake story quoting the ruling emir, authorities there said Wednesday, May 24, 2017, as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates responded by blocking Qatari media, including broadcaster Al-Jazeera. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
Qatar hack, bloody Bahrain raid follow Trump's Mideast tripQatar's isolation after an alleged hack and a bloody Bahrain raid follow Trump's Mideast trip
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Chinese Go player Ke Jie reacts as he plays a match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Thursday, May 25, 2017. A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT
Computer wins 2nd game against Chinese go championA computer that plays go has won a second game against China's top player in a match authorities are limiting the Chinese public's ability to see
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This photo supplied by Rocket Lab, shows the Electron rocket about to launch from the Mahia Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand, Thursday, May 25, 2017. California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn’t reach orbit as hoped. (Rocket Lab via AP)
New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbitCalifornia-based company Rocket Lab says it has launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped
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This photo provided by Facebook shows examples of fundraisers available on Facebook, displayed on a smartphone. Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. (Courtesy of Facebook via AP)
Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising toolsFacebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses.
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House OKs bill making nude photo sharing in military a crimeThe House has unanimously passed legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent
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Go player Ke Jie of China, third from right, and other participants place pieces on a checkered cube during the opening ceremony of the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Ke Jie, the world's top-ranked Go player, started a three-round showdown on Tuesday against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, which beat a South Korean Go master in a five-round showdown last year. (AP Photo/Peng Peng)
China blocks online broadcast of computer go matchCensors blocked China's internet users from seeing Google's online broadcast of a national go champion's game against a computer
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China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companiesChinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down 10 platforms for showing content that was pornographic, superstitious and harmful to minors, as well as gambling
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This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows Google's web address, in Philadelphia. Google is keeping an eye on what you’re buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking of most credit and debit card transactions will help Google to automatically inform merchants when digital ads appearing on its vast marketing network translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store. Google plans to unveil the store-sales measurement tool Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in San Francisco at an annual conference it hosts for its advertisers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Google helps advertisers track spending in physical storesGoogle says its new tool will track how much money people spend in merchants' brick-and-mortar stores after clicking on their digital ads
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, shows a selection of keyboards in four different colors for Microsoft's new Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid, on display in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing anglesMicrosoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and more viewing angles for the screen
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Chinese Go player Ke Jie, left, looks at the board as a person makes a move on behalf of Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during a game of Go at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. A computer that plays go has started a match against China's No. 1 player in a test of whether artificial intelligence can master one of the last games that machines have yet to dominate. (Chinatopix via AP)
Computer beats Chinese champion in ancient board game of goA computer that plays go has defeated China's top player of the ancient board came and the Chinese competitor said it might have surpassed human ability in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate
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Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai outlines its strategy at the company's headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specificsSony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades
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CORRECTS SARANDOS' TITLE TO CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, INSTEAD OF CEO - Actress Emma Thompson, from left, director Noah Baumbach, actors Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos pose for photographers during the photo call for the film "The Meyerowitz Stories" at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of NetflixThis year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in boos and applause
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This photo provided by MLB Advanced Media shows a Stream Live MLB Games demonstration in the company's new At Bat VR app. Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets. Video in the new At Bat VR app won’t be in VR. Rather, the app places you behind home plate and shows you graphical depictions of each pitch, including a colored streak (red for strikes and green for balls) tracing the ball’s trajectory. Traditional TV coverage of the games will appear on a virtual screen in front of you, alongside play-by-play information and individual player stats. (MLB Advanced Media via AP)
Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsetsBaseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets
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In this image taken from a Nov. 9, 2016 video footage by AP Video, a drone takes off to deliver JD.com parcel from Tiantong'an village near Suqian city in eastern China's Jiangsu province. China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday, May 22, 2017 to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. (AP Video via AP)
Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery dronesChina's biggest online retailer, JD.com, says it is developing drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries
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