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Facebook stock soars, as company briefly passes IBM in market value

Facebook's one-day stock surge also added about $1.6 billion to the personal wealth of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whose company holdings are now worth more than $33 billion. 
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Today: Internet radio company Pandora Media falls fast in late trading after earnings report shows slowing growth in revenues, listening hours. Also: More than a dozen other Silicon Valley tech companies release earnings, along with Amazon.  
 
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Editor's note: This is Troy's first take on the Amazon Fire smartphone. Check back Friday for the full review.  
 
During the company's quarterly earnings call this week, Apple executives highlighted that the fastest-growing segment of its business over the last nine months has been revenue from its iTunes and App stores along with its cloud services. Right now, that category ranks fourth for Apple, behind iPhones, iPads and Macs. And it's easy to see how it could eventually become the second-largest part of Apple's business in the next couple of years.  
 
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A San Diego judge’s ruling raises the stakes in a lawsuit against Apple that accuses the tech giant of failing to provide its hourly workers with timely meal and rest breaks without compensating them with an extra hour’s pay.
 
 
Today: Gilead's expensive, breakthrough hepatitis drug gives a huge boost to profits and revenues. Also: Facebook stock moves to record highs after earnings.  
 
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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Bay Area s snobbiest small cities? (Cast your vote)

Palo Alto and Walnut Creek make the list compiled by real estate blog Movoto based on home prices, household income, cultural amenities, educational achievement and more. 
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Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.