Netflix  says  the remote control  buttons are part of its broader effort to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to build televisions and other devices that improve the experience of internet television.  Photograph  Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

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Apple plans a new all-electric car for sale by 2020

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 Mark Fields of Ford talks about Ford Smart Mobility at CES. Photograph: EPA/MICHAEL NELSON 2:30

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Google was one of four tech companies involved in a settlement worth $325 million with  64,000 employees.

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Mason Hayes & Curran managing partner Declan Black said that despite the upturn in the economy downward pressure on legal fees remains  a feature of the firm’s business. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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