NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Google

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has struck a deal with French publisher

Hachette Livre

to allow the search giant to scan thousands of commercially unavailable books for its Google Books project. Hachette will determine what books Google can scan. The deal comes after strong resistance from French publishers to back Google's creation of a digital library.

Shares of Google rose 1.1% in pre-market trading Thursday to $589.70.

Verizon Wireless

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is considering charging customers based on the speed of their wireless data connection and the amount of data they use,

The Wall Street Journal

reported Thursday. The price change will be made possible by Verizon's shift to a faster 4G network.

Shares of Verizon rose 0.8% in pre-market trading Thursday to $32.60.

Dell

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is

losing its top mobile executive

, Ron Garriques, after the PC giant has had difficulty expanding outside its core business. Garriques will leave Dell in January after four years.

Shares of Dell rose 0.8% in pre-market trading Thursday to $13.46.

NTT DoCoMo

(DCM)

, Japan's biggest mobile carrier, told

The Wall Street Journal

Wednesday it is launching an e-book reader next month and a tablet device in February. The e-book reader and tablet won't be made by Japanese companies.

Twitter

is rumored to be in talks to be exploring another round of funding at a $3 billion valuation,

TechCrunch

reported Wednesday. Likely investors could include

Digital Sky Technologies

, the Russian firm that has invested in hot startups like

Facebook

,

Groupon

and

Zynga

.

--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.

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