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Saudi prince to hold Twitter stake, sees IPO by early 2014

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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he will not sell any of his shares in microblogging site Twitter Inc when it goes public, and expects the firm's IPO to hit the market later this year or in early 2014.

Twitter takes first step toward going public

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Twitter Inc has filed for an initial public offering with U.S. regulators, the company said on Thursday, taking the first step toward what would be Silicon Valley's most anticipated debut since Facebook Inc's last year.

The real reasons Apple's 64-bit A7 chip makes sense

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Apple injected a lot of marketing hyperbole into its claims about the wonders of 64-bit computing when it showed off the A7 processor at the heart of the new iPhone 5S. But there are real long-term reasons that Apple is smart to move beyond the 32-bit era in mobile computing.

Intel Bay Trail Atom chips challenge ARM for tablets

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Intel has launched Bay Trail - a family of chips it hopes will help it make further inroads against processors designed by its rival ARM.

High iPhone price spooks investors, Apple shares drop

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Apple Inc's new iPhones got panned by Wall Street on Wednesday as investors decried one model for being too costly for emerging markets such as China, and dismissed the other model as lacking enough game-changing features.

Twitter Goes on the Offensive

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In a quest to scale and better tap into real-time sentiment and mobile targeting, Twitter has gone on an acquisition spree with the purchase of Trendrr, a social-TV analytics company, as well as MoPub, the world’s largest mobile ad exchange.

Virtusa wins Asia’s Best Employer Award 2013

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Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company, recently announced that it has been honoured with Asia’s Best Employer Brand 2013 award.

Etisalat encourages e-book concept in Sri Lanka

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Mobile telecommunications provider Etisalat Lanka recently conducted the BookHub Publishers Forum in Colombo with the aim of financially compensating local publishers on board BookHub, for their past year e-book sales on the platform.

Apple's two new iPhones target high, low-end markets

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Apple Inc unveiled a high-end iPhone with a fingerprint scanner as it tries to stand out in a crowded market, and a cheaper, colorful plastic model for emerging markets that proved pricier than expected.

Internet companies in new effort to disclose more on NSA requests

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Some of the world's biggest Internet companies on Monday increased efforts to disclose more about their forced cooperation with U.S. spy agencies, and Google Inc asked a court to hold what would be unprecedented public oral arguments.

Apple expected to unveil iPhone to drive emerging market sales

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Apple Inc is expected to introduce a cheaper version of the iPhone on Tuesday, bringing one of the industry's costliest smartphones within reach of the masses in poorer emerging markets.

Olympus pins future hopes on mirrorless format

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To stem the red ink on its loss-making camera division, Olympus Corp has decided to rely on a format that so far has been a flop outside of its home turf in Japan.

Nissan launches Nismo smartwatch for drivers

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A smartwatch that monitors the performance of a vehicle as well as the driver has been launched by car manufacturer Nissan.

Internet experts want security revamp after NSA revelations

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Internet security experts are calling for a campaign to rewrite Web security in the wake of disclosures that the U.S. National Security Agency has developed the capability to break encryption protecting millions of sites.

NSA can see through encryption, including your private e-mail's, says report

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Despite losing a '90s era debate over allowing a government back door into all encryption technologies, the US National Security Agency set up a clandestine program code-named Bullrun and can now circumvent much of the virtual armor intended to protect digital communications

Microsoft notches up patent victory against Google

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Microsoft has won another victory in a continuing and complex patent dispute with Google. The latest spat hinges on whether technologies used in the Xbox console and Windows software were licensed on fair terms by Google-owned Motorola.

Asha to Ashes: Microsoft's emerging market conundrum

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Microsoft Corp's acquisition of Nokia's handset business gives the software behemoth control of its main Windows smartphone partner, but leaves a question mark over the bigger business it has bought: Nokia's cheap and basic phones that still dominate emerging markets like India.

Sony launches lens accessories and Z1 handset at Ifa

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Sony has confirmed plans to sell two stand-alone lenses that connect to smartphones by wi-fi, allowing them to take higher-quality photos. The devices are compatible with Android and iOS handsets and mark the creation of a new product category.

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch hands-on (video)

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Wrist watches, smart or otherwise, are simply not for everyone -- there are more smartphone users in the world, many times over, than there will ever be smartwatch owners.

Apple invites media to Beijing September 11 event: reports

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Apple Inc has invited Chinese journalists to an event in Beijing on September 11, just hours after it is widely expected to unveil its newest iPhone models in the United States, Chinese media reported on Wednesday.

Panasonic to retreat from consumer smartphones-president

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Panasonic Corp will pull out of the smartphone market in Japan and pare its smartphone operations to outsourced production in emerging markets like India, the company's president said on Wednesday.

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