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Microsoft attacks Google in YouTube app row

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A bitter row has broken out between Google and Microsoft over the Windows Phone YouTube app. Google has blocked users from watching videos via the app, saying it violated its terms of service.

Alibaba buys stake in online shopping firm ShopRunner: report

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Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, which is preparing for an initial public offering in Hong Kong, has bought a minority stake in online shopping company ShopRunner, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

Virus targets the social network in new fraud twist

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In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.

Hackers use new tactic to attack U.S. media sites

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Hackers promoting the Syrian Electronic Army simultaneously targeted websites belonging to CNN, Time and the Washington Post on Thursday by breaching Outbrain, a firm which publishes content recommendations on those sites.

Facebook to test mobile payment feature

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Facebook, the world's largest social networking company, is planning to test a new mobile payment feature.

Dell's quarterly profit plummets amid buyout brawl

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Dell Inc, the PC maker embroiled in a takeover battle between its founding CEO and activist investor Carl Icahn, on Thursday reported a 72 percent slide in quarterly earnings as PC sales extended their downward spiral.

Germany plans boost to European IT after U.S. spy row

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Responding to Germans' unease over U.S. surveillance of the Internet, Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed initial plans on Wednesday to boost European technology companies and make them a more favorable alternative to U.S. peers.

Robot Programmed to Fall in Love with a Girl Goes too Far

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Researchers at Toshiba’s Akimu Robotic Research Institute were thrilled ten months ago when they successfully programmed Kenji, a third generation humanoid robot, to convincingly emulate certain human emotions.

California billionaire unveils futuristic 'Hyperloop' transport

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California billionaire Elon Musk took the wraps off his vision of a futuristic "Hyperloop" transport system on Monday, proposing to build a solar-powered network of crash-proof capsules that would whisk people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour.

Watsa to hold keys to a BlackBerry deal

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BlackBerry Ltd is expected to draw preliminary interest from technology companies, buyout firms and Canadian pension funds, but its fate may ultimately rest in the hands of its largest shareholder, Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

ZTE's new Firefox smartphone will only be sold on eBay

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Mobile manufacturers ZTE are to become the first company to sell a smartphone running the new Firefox operating system in the UK and the US markets.

Apple aerial map photos blocked over Oslo in Norway

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Norway's government is refusing to let Apple take aerial photography of the capital city Oslo to create 3D images for its Maps app, reports local media.

Facebook to offer OpenTable restaurant bookings via mobile

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Facebook Inc (FB.O) struck a deal with online restaurant booking service OpenTable Inc (OPEN.O) that will allow users to reserve tables at restaurants via a Facebook app, as the world's No. 1 social network continues to expand its mobile services.

Apple to unveil next iPhone Sept 10: report

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Apple Inc, the world's largest technology company, is expected to present its redesigned iPhone in September, according to technology blog AllThingsD.

California aims to 'bottle sunlight' in energy storage push

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California, whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take root, is taking an essential next step by proposing a sharp rise in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the rest of the grid.

Pinterest Price Drop Notifications

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Pinterest announced a new feature last week, an email notification sent to users when a product they have pinned drops in price. This “price drop notification” is an enhancement to the product price pins rolled out in May, which associate prices with the products pinned on the site.

World's first lab-grown burger is eaten in London

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The world's first lab-grown burger has been cooked and eaten at a news conference in London.

Alleged LG G2 press shot leak upstages smartphone's debut

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A little more than 12 hours before LG is expected to take the wraps off its G2, the first press image of the company's next flagship smartphone has allegedly leaked out.

Samsung smartwatch revealed by patent filings

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Details of Samsung's smartwatch plans have been revealed in a series of unearthed patent and trademark filings.

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).

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