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April 24, 2014
WhatsApp hits half billion users; Facebook profits soar; Apple plan stock split
Washington (AFP) April 23, 2014
WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said. That is up from an estimated 450 million as of late February, as the service's reach expanded rapidly in countries including Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia. WhatsApp said Tuesday on its blog that its users are also sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos a day. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced in February that his social netw ... read more

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Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India
Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. ... more
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Yahoo sees signs of growth in 'core'
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New research on gigabit wireless communications
Research on gigabit wireless communications has been presented by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world's leading wireless communications and networking conference, IEEE WCNC 2014, ... more
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18% of US Internet users had data stolen: survey
Some 18 percent of US Internet users have had important personal data such as bank account information stolen and the problem appears to be getting worse, a survey showed Monday. ... more
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Lights, action: tech giants rush into original TV
The battle of the tech giants is now moving into television. ... more
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Amazon to release smartphone later this year: report
Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models, The Wall Street Journal reported. ... more
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USAF researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions
A US Air Force research team is in the process of beta-testing Google Glass headsets for possible utilization in battlefield scenarios. The BATMAN evaluation group at the US Air Force's 711th Human ... more
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Google Glass available in US as of April 15
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PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements
Global personal computer sales saw a modest dip in the first quarter of 2014, as the pace of decline was eased by replacements of older PCs using Windows XP. ... more
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People clinging to Microsoft's aging Windows XP operating system will be left to fend off cyber criminals by themselves come Tuesday. ... more
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Amazon launches new device for streaming video
Amazon on Wednesday unveiled a new media streaming device, ramping up its challenge for the living room against rivals such as Netflix. ... more
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Microsoft's Nadella names leadership team
Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella on Monday unveiled a leadership shakeup at the technology giant, including a new head for the Xbox division. ... more
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Zuckerberg 'likes' lower salary
Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg's salary was down last year, but don't cry for him. He'll be OK. ... more
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Apple, Samsung trade barbs as new patent trial opens
Lawyers for Apple and Samsung exchanged barbs as a major new patent trial opened Tuesday, debating the role of a company not even part of the case - Google. ... more
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