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Nokia shareholders expected to approve Microsoft deal

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Nokia shareholders are expected to approve the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, with the deal's financial benefits likely to outweigh resistance from a minority of investors upset over the sale of a Finnish national icon.

Samsung Elec says Gear smartwatch sales hit 800,000 in two months

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Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday its Galaxy Gear has become the world's most popular smartwatch with sales reaching 800,000 since its debut two months ago, defying some market concerns the accessory would fail due to a lack of compelling features.

Google and Microsoft agree measures to block abuse images

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Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online.

Apple buys Israel's PrimeSense for $345 million: report

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Apple has bought PrimeSense, an Israeli maker of chips that enable three-dimensional (3D) machine vision, for $345 million, the Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Sunday without citing sources.

Sony sells 1 million PlayStation 4 units in first 24 hours

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Sony Corp said on Sunday it had sold 1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours that it was available in the United States and Canada.

Google defeats authors in U.S. book-scanning lawsuit

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Google Inc on Thursday won dismissal of a long-running lawsuit by authors who accused the Internet search company of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission.

Twitter introduces self-serve ads outside U.S.

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Twitter Inc said on Thursday it would introduce self-serve ads for small- and medium-sized businesses in three countries outside the United States, marking one of its first moves to expand revenue as a publicly listed company.

With Moto G phone, Google's mobile revolution now plausible

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Google's inexpensive, new Android phones mean the company has a real chance at transforming the wireless industry -- something it attempted to do nearly four years ago with the Nexus One.

Cisco warns U.S. spying fallout hitting revenue in China

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Cisco Systems Inc warned its revenue would dive as much as 10 percent this quarter, and keep contracting until after the middle of 2014, as a backlash against U.S. government spying contributed to plummeting demand in emerging markets like China.

Decline in US BitTorrent traffic, says study

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BitTorrent traffic is in decline in the US for the first time, according to a new study.

Samsung aims to double its smartphone sales in Africa in 2014

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Samsung Electronics expects to supply half of the smartphones sold in Africa this year and aims to double these sales on the continent in 2014, an executive said.

Microwave signals turned into electrical power

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An electrical current capable of charging a mobile phone has been created from microwave signals.

Apple and Samsung back in court over patent damages

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Apple and Samsung are returning to court in one of the most high-profile patent battles of recent times. In August 2012, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing six Apple patents and awarded one of the largest payouts of its kind on record.

U.S. spying harms cloud computing, Internet freedom: Wikipedia founder

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The United States' alleged large-scale surveillance of global communications networks will badly harm the U.S. cloud computing industry, the founder of Wikipedia said on Thursday.

Snowden persuaded other NSA workers to give up passwords - sources

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Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources said.

Qualcomm curbs spending as revenue forecast disappoints

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Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday forecast revenue below expectations and said it would curb fast-growing operating expenses, stoking concerns the leading mobile chipmaker faces tough competition in Asia, and sending its stock down.

Microsoft warns users of hacker attacks

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Microsoft has warned that hackers could exploit a "vulnerability" in its operating system to gain user rights to the affected computers.

China's Huawei to invest $600 million in 5G research over next four years

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Huawei Technologies Co will invest at least $600 million in 5G research over the next four years, the Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer said in a statement on Wednesday.

Google offers live video chats on range of topics with new service

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Google Inc is launching a service that lets consumers pay for live video chats with experts who can provide everything from step-by-step turkey cooking instructions to marriage counseling.

US plans for hypersonic robot spy plane revealed

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Lockheed Martin has begun work on a successor to the supersonic Blackbird SR-71 spy plane.

Google to spend another 450 million euros on Finnish data center

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Google said on Monday it would invest another 450 million euros ($607 million) over the next few years on a data center in southeastern Finland, a boost for a country struggling with Nokia's decline and weakness in paper and steel industries.

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