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Baidu, the leading search engine in China, signed a deal last week to buy an operator of mobile application stores called 91 Wireless for $1.9 billion from an online video game company, NetDragon. The move should help Baidu regain ground against two other Chinese Internet giants, Alibaba and Tencent, which were quicker to add mobile capabilities. A new church has created a song that tells its members to keep their personal business off of Facebook. "Minority Report" was an enjoyable movie, but it also might be blamed for giving us the idea that 3D gesture control is the next frontier for computing. A lot of startups and other companies are chasing this carrot ? and it begs the question of whether there's even a carrot to chase.