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DexType’s Virtual Keyboard Software Lets Leap Motion Owners Type In Mid Air

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The motion-sensing Leap Motion Controller, which lets users eschew the traditional keyboard plus mouse combo and interact with their computers via gestures, started shipping to pre-order consumers this week.

Viber Attacked By Syrian Electronic Army

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Viber has confirmed a situation earlier this morning in which Viber appeared to have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (a pro-government group of computer hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad).

Firebirds team victorious at ‘Microsoft Imagine Cup’ World Finals

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This year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup winners, team ‘Firebirds’ who left for the competition’s 11th World Finals held at St. Petersburg, Russia recently, brought honour to Sri Lanka, when they won the Samsung Digital Native Award, presented for fresh thinking, digital savvy and global perspective.

99X Technology named as a Top 15 “Great Place to Work“ in Sri Lanka

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With the recently concluded first study of great workplaces by Great Place to Work® Institute Sri Lanka, commissioned by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and LMD, 99X Technology was ranked as a best company to work for amongst the top 15.

Facebook Hashtags

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Facebook hashtags are a game-changer for advertisers. Hashtags on Facebook will give a deeper insight into the lives of users, which will result in better targeting capabilities.

Managing the Dark Side of Social

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Facebook faced a massive wave of protest over the past days over postings on its social network that many claimed (rightly) degraded women, including content on groups such as “this is why Indian girls get raped.”

E-tel Curiosity i7: A Good Phone for a Reasonable Price

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E-tel  mobile phones by Brantel Lanka Pvt Ltd has opened the doors to a new era of smart phones with the company’s latest introduction, The Curiosity i7.  a 5 inch Android smart phone for a very affordable and  unbelievable price.

Street View: Google given 35 days to delete wi-fi data

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Google has been given 35 days to delete any remaining data it "mistakenly collected" while taking pictures for its Street View service, or face criminal proceedings.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a waterproof S4, out this summer

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Samsung's long-rumoured Galaxy S4 Active has entered the realm of officialdom at last, and will be out in the UK this summer, Samsung has confirmed.

Former Nokia software team unveils its first smartphone

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A group of ex-Nokia software developers unveiled its first smartphone on Monday, aiming to prove their former employer wrong by making a success of a technology dropped by the Finnish mobile phone maker.

Yahoo buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion, vows not to screw it up

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Yahoo Inc will buy blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash, giving the Internet pioneer a much-needed social media platform to reach a younger generation of users and breathe new life into its ailing brand.

Facebook’s New Video Ads

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As online video advertising grows on a global scale, many platforms are looking to capitalize on this opportunity and to capture some share of TV advertising revenue. Among these platforms, Facebook is looking to launch a new video ad format later on this summer.

YouTube launches pay-to-watch subscription channels

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YouTube has launched a trial scheme for paid channels on its website. Under the pilot programme, a small number of content makers will offer the channels for subscriptions starting at $0.99 (£0.64) a month.

Facebook in talks to buy Israel’s Waze for $1 bn

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Facebook Inc is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze for $800 million to $1 billion, business daily Calcalist reported on Thursday.

Where Next For Yahoo?

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Many felt that Yahoo’s decision to appoint ex-Googler Marissa Meyer would result in a surge in its fortunes.

Samsung takes more smartphone market share from Apple

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd grabbed more smartphone market share from archrival Apple Inc in the latest quarter, with sales of its phones jumping to account for one third of the global market.

Facebook Phone

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After years of rumour last week finally saw the release of the Facebook phone. Except it wasn’t a phone at all, rather a phone running Facebook Home, an application which changes many aspects of how the phone operates.

Blackberry reports 1m Z10 shipments

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Mobile phone maker Blackberry says it shipped one million of its new Z10 smartphones in the first three months of 2013.

Google to sell second-gen Nexus 7 tablet from July: sources

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Google Inc will launch a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet powered by Qualcomm Inc's Snapdragon processor around July, two sources told Reuters, as the software giant pushes deeper into the cut-price mobile hardware market.

Brantel Elated at the success of E-tel Android Curiosity i3 Smartphone

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Brantel Lanka (Pvt) Limited, a leading player in the Sri Lankan mobile phone market, who launched their first mobile phone with the Android operating system, the E-tel Android Curiosity i3 Smartphone, is elated at the phone’s acceptance from the Sri Lankan mobile phone users.

YouTube reaches one billion monthly users

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YouTube, the video sharing site owned by Google, has announced it has passed one billion regular users.

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