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A NOTCH ABOVE THE NOTCH

With the 7 Pro, OnePlus is declaring that it's no longer just a middle-weight boxer. It wants to challenge Apple and Samsung in the heavyweight class. It has created a phone that has certainly earned a chance to take on the champions — but is also substantially cheaper.
ANTITRUST THE PROCESS

Apple doesn't always tell the world when it buys another company — but in reality, it's quietly snapping up startups all the time. This weekend, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC that Apple purchases a new company every two to three weeks on average, and has bought between 20 and 25 companies in the last six months alone.
300 FOUND AND RETURNED

Mexico's drug war has left tens of thousands of casualties in secret graves. Now, the mothers of the missing are digging them up, armed with iron rods and quadcopter drones.
YES, PRIVACY! NOW, TELL US YOUR CRUSHES

Its overwhelming theme, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is that "the future is private." After a year plagued by controversy over whether Facebook is invading its users' privacy and encouraging social division, it's pushing hard on helping people connect with close family and friends.
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