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July 25, 2014
Facebook profit story pushes shares to new high
San Francisco (AFP) July 24, 2014
Facebook shares on Wednesday soared to a new high on word that the social network's quarterly profit and user numbers jumped as it thrives in a world gone mobile. Net income leapt to $791 million during the three months ended June 30 in a 138 percent increase from the $333 million made during the same period a year earlier, the world's biggest social network said. "We had a good second quarter," said Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. "Our community has continued to gro ... read more

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Microsoft profit hurt by Nokia, but revenues jump
Microsoft said Tuesday profits took a hit from its newly acquired Nokia phone division but that revenues got a strong lift from cloud services. ... more
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KAIST develops TransWall, a transparent touchable display wall
At a busy shopping mall, shoppers walk by store windows to find attractive items to purchase. Through the windows, shoppers can see the products displayed, but may have a hard time imagining doing s ... more
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An anti-glare, anti-reflective display for mobile devices?
If you've ever tried to watch a video on a tablet on a sunny day, you know you have to tilt it at just the right angle to get rid of glare or invest in a special filter. But now scientists are repor ... more
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Yahoo builds mobile muscle with Flurry buy
Yahoo continued its quest for renewed relevance with the purchase of a startup specializing in analyzing and making money from mobile applications. ... more
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China Internet population reaches 632 million: govt
China is now home to 632 million Internet users, a government agency said Monday, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown. ... more
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Accused Android app pirates face criminal charges
US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices. ... more
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Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan
US online giant Amazon unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan Friday for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing. ... more
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Microsoft axes 18,000 jobs as Nadella shifts focus
Microsoft announced its biggest job cuts ever Thursday as new chief executive Satya Nadella called for a new focus at the US tech giant while integrating the Nokia phone division. ... more
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New social network gives a penny for your thoughts
A new social network says its goal is sharing among its users - including some of the profits. ... more
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Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field. The resear ... more
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Apple to pay consumers up to $400 mn in e-books case
Apple will pay up to $400 million to compensate consumers for illegal price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Designing Smarter Ads for Smartphones
Brands spent $8.4 billion on mobile advertising in 2013, and that number is expected to quadruple to $36 billion by 2017, according to eMarketer. But, do mobile display ads-those tiny banner ads tha ... more
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Japan messaging app Line eyes $9.8 bn Tokyo listing: report
A smartphone messaging app set up in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 quake-tsunami disaster has applied to list on the Tokyo stock exchange, in an offering that could be worth more than $9.8 billion, a report said Tuesday. ... more
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Mayer 'not satisfied' as Yahoo results disappoint
Yahoo said Tuesday profit in the past quarter fell from a year ago, prompting chief executive Marissa Mayer to declare "we are not satisfied." ... more
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'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible, high resolution displays
A new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometres across that could pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applicati ... more
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Blind lead the way in brave new world of tactile technology
Imagine feeling a slimy jellyfish, a prickly cactus or map directions on your iPad mini Retina display, because that's where tactile technology is headed. But you'll need more than just an index fin ... more
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Secret app raises $25 mn, shifts focus
The fast-growing anonymous mobile app Secret said Monday it had raised $25 million in venture capital and would expand as a social network connecting Facebook friends. ... more
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US sues Amazon over charges for kids' online game buys
The US Federal Trade Commission sued Amazon Thursday for charging parents for what their children spent on online games without parental authorization. ... more
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Nonprofit groups look to Google Glass
Five nonprofit groups got word Wednesday that Google will help them fulfill visions of using the technology titan's Internet-linked Glass eyewear to do good. ... more
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Baltic capitals duel for European WiFi crown
The Estonian tech-hub city of Tallinn has long laid claim to the title of WiFi capital of Europe - but now it has a challenger. ... more
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World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia
Sales of flat panel televisions across Southeast Asia rose sharply in May as demand soared in the football-crazy region ahead of the World Cup, a report said Thursday. ... more
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Amazon entices authors as fight with Hachette drags on
Amazon wants to put money in authors' pockets while the online retail titan battles with Hachette over terms of selling books handled by the publishing powerhouse. ... more
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Tablets to overtake PCs by 2015: survey
Tablet computers will outsell personal computers by 2015 globally in another sign of the shifting tech landscape, a survey showed Monday. ... more
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