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Local tech startups focus on improving health care

When it comes to technology companies, Houston is no Silicon Valley. Not yet, at least. But the world's oil capital is home to scores of hopeful entrepreneurs looking to strike gold with a hot Web site, software or mobile phone technology. Here's one of an occasional set of snapshots of local tech startups. Time will tell whether they catch fire or flame out.

HISD virtual program offers home-schooling alternative

About 1,000 students in grades 3 through 8 are expected to enroll in the program this fall.

Facebook 'friends' could hurt your relationship status

Research finds that old flames and flirty friends on the social networking site are stirring jealousy and suspicion in relationships.

On2 vows to fight challenges to Google acquisition

Video software firm On2 Technologies said it will fight legal challenges to its planned acquisition by Google Inc.

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