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September 16, 2014
Al-Jazeera's AJ+ eyes young viewers on 'social stream'
Washington (AFP) Sept 15, 2014
Al-Jazeera launches its AJ+ online video service Monday, aiming to connect with young people who want to keep up with news without watching television or reading newspapers. The new service, separate from Al-Jazeera America and the rest of the news organization, is directed at the hard-to-reach audience which eschews traditional media. The target audience is "people who don't have a TV and whose news consumption starts with mobile and ends with mobile," says Yaser Bishr, executive director of st ... read more

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The NSA will now map out the entire Internet
Even though the New York Times revealed last year that the NSA had a plan to map the Internet, under the code name "Treasure Map," new reports now show the project will be used for cyber warfare. ... more
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Alibaba: China's giant online shopping 'crocodile'
Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world's greatest number of Internet users, in only 15 years. ... more
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China demand to fuel Hong Kong iPhone grey market
Wealthy mainland Chinese looking to buy the new iPhone 6 next week could expect to pay an eye-watering US$2,500 for the handsets in Hong Kong, following Apple's decision to delay the launch in China. ... more
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Apple hopes secret sauce can reshape markets
It's not the first with a smartwatch or mobile payments system, but Apple is likely to use its market muscle and sense of style and innovation to redefine those categories. ... more
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Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence
It is a marketing strategy that few experts would recommend and even fewer companies can pull off. ... more
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Amazon launches 'Fire' smartphone in Germany, Britain
US online giant Amazon said Monday it was selling its "Fire" 3D smartphone in Germany and Britain as it cut the price of the handset for US customers. ... more
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Apple: watching for new directions
Apple's mystery unveiling on Tuesday is expected to be a watershed moment for the California giant - and the entire tech industry. Here are key things to watch for: ... more
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Motorola puts smartwatch on sale, upgrades phones
Motorola kicked off sales of its new smartwatch Friday, in a series of product launches which could be the last before the Google-owned electronics firm is sold to China's Lenovo. ... more
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Apple supplier in China accused of abuses
A Chinese factory that supplies Apple with parts has been operating with violations of basic standards for health, safety and environmental protection, an investigative report said Thursday. ... more
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Apple says celebs hacked in 'targeted attack'
Apple said Tuesday a "targeted attack" led to the release of nude photos of celebrities including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence but insisted there was no breach of its cloud storage system. ... more
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Apple's shadow looms large at Berlin electronics show
Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens this week, with the shadow of Apple looming large even if the iconic US brand traditionally snubs the event. ... more
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Sony founder nephew starts as head of PlayStation unit
The nephew of a Sony founder on Monday started as head of a regional gaming unit, after the Japanese electronics giant sailed past the 10 million mark in sales of its PlayStation 4. ... more
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Eyes on Apple for 'next big thing' on Sept. 9
Apple gadget lovers hungered for the "next big thing" on Thursday after the iconic company fired off invites to a mystery unveiling on Sept. 9. ... more
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Enabling a new future for cloud computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds--to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"--that will enable the academic research commu ... more
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US judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung smartphones
A judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Apple to ban US sales of rival Samsung smartphones targeted in a recent $2 billion patent trial in Silicon Valley. ... more
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Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone
Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram on Tuesday launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices. ... more
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Microsoft to unveil new Windows software: report
A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8. ... more
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HP revenue inches up after years of decline
Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported that its quarterly revenue rose for the first time in three years, nudged by improved computer sales everywhere except Russia and China. ... more
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Amazon readying an attack on Google's ad business
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New tool makes a single picture worth a thousand images
A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if the image could also represent thousands of other images? New software developed by UC Berkeley computer scientists seeks to tame the vast amount of vi ... more
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Apple's freshly sliced shares climb
Freshly split Apple shares closed at a high on Tuesday, with investors evidently betting the California company will debut popular new gadgets, perhaps a smart watch and an iPhone 6. ... more
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Yahoo brushes up its e-commerce for small business
Yahoo announced Thursday the relaunch of its e-commerce platform, which allows small businesses to easily set up online retailing. ... more
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After breakups, newspapers seek path forward
Following an unprecedented series of spinoffs by major US media companies, the print news industry now faces a rocky future without financial support from deep-pocketed parent firms. ... more
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Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac
Google confirmed Monday it has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that creates insightful travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks such as Instagram. ... more
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