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March 23, 2015
'Robo-advisor' growth hits Wall Street money managers
Washington (AFP) March 22, 2015
When it comes to investment advice, would you trust a financial professional or a robot? A growing number of people are choosing the latter, on the belief that algorithms can provide rational and dispassionate advice at a cost well below that of traditional advisors. A handful of automated investment startups created in the past few years now have more than $4 billion in assets under management, according to Forrester Research. It's a small segment of a trillion-dollar wealth management indu ... read more

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The new Windows 10 operating system will allow users to sign in to a device without a password by using biometrics, including facial recognition, Microsoft announced Tuesday. ... more
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Pinterest valued at $11 bn after latest capital round
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Microsoft seen as gaining in cooling tablet market
Global sales of tablet computers will see only slim growth in 2015, in a further cooling of a segment that was red-hot two years ago, a market tracker said Thursday. ... more
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New flexible films for touch screen applications achieve longer lasting display
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NIST gets new angle on X-ray measurements
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Woman behind Silicon Valley sex discrimination case on stand
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Activist firm urges Yahoo to cut costs, narrow focus
Activist investment firm Starboard Value urged Yahoo on Monday to make "aggressive" cost cuts and narrow its focus to deliver more value to shareholders. ... more
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Apple's next big thing aims for wrists
Apple aims to have its smart watch on wrists in China, the US and beyond in April, and ignite its first new gadget category since the debut of the iPad. ... more
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Apple Watch may move the needle on wearable tech
Apple aims Monday at its first new product category since 2010, with its smartwatch that could catalyze the market for wearable technology with a strong emphasis on health and fitness. ... more
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Apple takes leap into new territory with smartwatch
Apple's hotly-anticipated smartwatch is expected to debut Monday as the trend-setting firm sets out to make stylish wrist-worn computers must-have accessories for modern lifestyles. ... more
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Flexible sensors turn skin into a touch-sensitive interaction space
Someone wearing a smartwatch can look at a calendar or receive e-mails without having to reach further than their wrist. However, the interaction area offered by the watch face is both fixed and sma ... more
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Apple edges Samsung, retakes smartphone throne: survey
Apple overtook Samsung to regain the top position in global smartphone sales in the fourth quarter, a market tracker said Tuesday. ... more
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Iran says ready to let in Google, other Internet firms
Iran could allow Internet giants such as Google to operate in the Islamic republic if they respect its "cultural" rules, Fars news agency said Sunday quoting a senior official. ... more
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E.ON and NEC Lead Strategic Investment in Space-Time Insight
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Gmail available in Burmese, the email's 74th language
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Google unveils reorganization in Europe
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Internet access limited in developing world: Facebook
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Android dominant in two-horse smartphone race: IDC
Google Android dominated the global smartphone market in 2014, holding an 81.5 percent market share, with Apple's iOS second and no strong third player, market tracker IDC said Tuesday. ... more
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Fierce battle looms on US 'open Internet' rules
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Google Wallet partners up to battle Apple Pay
Google said Monday it was teaming up with the mobile phone payment firm Softcard to ramp up its efforts to counter Apple Pay in the emerging sector. ... more
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