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Zynga buys game-maker NaturalMotion

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Social gaming firm Zynga has announced the purchase of UK game-maker NaturalMotion for $527m (£320m).

Google+ Ads Combining Social and Display

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Google+ like other social networks is a method to talk with consumers in a more personal and authentic manner. Like Facebook advertising, Google+ post ads are an attempt to build visible conversations and earned media.

Facebook Trends

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Today's write-up is about Mindshare's point of view on Facebook's new 'Trending Articles' feature. This opinion piece has been written by Valentino Pacheco.

Envoiz launches G-Data security software in Sri Lanka

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Envoiz (Pvt.) Ltd, a subsidiary of Unipower Private Limited, introduced the Germany-based world’s first security software - G-Data Internet Security - to Sri Lanka recently.

LOLC Technologies holds information security awareness session

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LOLC Technologies Ltd, the information technology services arm of the LOLC group, in strategic partnership with Oracle Corporation Singapore PTE Ltd held an awareness session under the theme ‘Information Security, Threats and Opportunities’ among C-level corporate officers from banks and licenced finance companies in Sri Lanka, at Cinnamon Grand, recently.

Nintendo shares plunge 18% on loss warning

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Shares of Japan's Nintendo plunged as much as 18% on Monday after the gaming giant issued a profits warning.

Credit card details on 20 million South Koreans stolen

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Credit card details from almost half of all South Koreans have been stolen and sold to marketing firms.

Yahoo's chief operating officer in surprise departure

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Yahoo's chief operating officer has unexpectedly departed the company just over a year after he was hired to turn its advertising business around.

Apple to refund $32.5m to parents whose kids made in-app purchases

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Apple will refund customers at least $32.5m (£19.9m) after a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Qualcomm CEO says still in the dark on China antitrust probe

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Qualcomm's (QCOM.O) CEO Paul Jacobs said on Wednesday that the U.S. mobile chipmaker still has not been notified about why it has come under antitrust scrutiny in China since late last year.

IBM to invest $1 billion to create new business unit for Watson

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IBM (IBM.N) said it will invest more than $1 billion to establish a new business unit for Watson, as the tech giant hopes to get more revenue from the supercomputer system that beat humans on the television quiz show "Jeopardy".

Intel dives into wearables with new smartwatch and headset devices

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Intel wants to prove that it's not just a PC company anymore. As the world has shifted to devices for people on the go, the company is trying to make sure it keeps apace with the market. Chief Executive Brian Krzanich on Monday introduced a bevy of wearable related technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Gut feelings? Cold feet? Body maps show where emotions go

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Where is the love? Experiments with some 700 people in Scandinavia and Taiwan reveal universal locales for emotions from anger to happiness to pride and shame.

Facebook sued over alleged private message 'scanning'

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The lawsuit claims that when users share a link to another website via a private message, Facebook scans it to profile the sender's web activity.

Disney cuts CEO pay, adds Twitter co-founder to board

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Walt Disney Co has slashed Chief Executive Bob Iger's fiscal 2013 compensation by 15 percent with a bonus cut, and named Twitter Inc co-founder Jack Dorsey an independent board director.

Co-founder Lazaridis cuts stake in BlackBerry

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BlackBerry Ltd co-founder Mike Lazaridis cut his stake in the company to 4.99 percent from 8 percent, and said that a group, which included Lazaridis, walked away from exploring a bid for the troubled smartphone maker. (link.reuters.com/sup65v)

Cryptolocker ransomware has 'infected about 250,000 PCs'

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A virulent form of ransomware has now infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, according to a report by security researchers.

Zuckerberg to sell Facebook shares worth about $2.3 billion

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Facebook Inc founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will sell 41.4 million shares worth about $2.3 billion to pay a tax bill, as part of an offering by the social network of 70 million Class A common shares.

E-TEL Unveils Its Latest Smart Phone – Curiosity i8

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Building on the exceptional demand for its Curiosity i4 and Curiosity i6 Smart Phones, E-TEL has enhanced its portfolio with the addition of the Curiosity i8 Smart Phone.

White House review panel proposes curbs on some NSA programs

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A White House-appointed panel on Wednesday proposed curbs on some key National Security Agency surveillance operations, recommending limits on a program to collect records of billions of telephone calls and new tests before Washington spies on foreign leaders.

Facebook, Zuckerberg, banks must face IPO lawsuit: judge

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Facebook Inc, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and dozens of banks must face a lawsuit accusing the social media company of misleading investors about its health before its $16 billion initial public offering, a federal judge said.

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