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WhatsApp to add voice calls after Facebook acquisition

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WhatsApp will add free voice-call services for its 450 million customers later this year, laying down a new challenge to telecom network operators just days after Facebook Inc scooped it up for $19 billion.
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Windows designer moves to new Microsoft job

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Julie Larson-Green, one of Microsoft Corp's most senior women executives and a leading force behind the latest design of Windows, is moving to a new job in charge of harmonizing the look and usability of Microsoft's wide range of software.
Views: 8395

Google prepares 34-city push for ultra-fast Fiber service

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Google Inc is exploring a major expansion of its super-fast "Fiber" TV and Internet service, which could extend the nascent network to 34 more U.S. cities and pose a competitive threat to home broadband providers.
Views: 8157

BlackBerry shares surge after Facebook bid for WhatsApp

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Facebook Inc's stunning $19 billion bid for fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp sent shares of BlackBerry Ltd surging after the closing bell on Wednesday, as investors were cheered by the lofty valuation for the messaging platform.
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Instant messaging app Viber in talks to be acquired

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The Viber instant messaging application is in talks to be acquired for $300 million-$400 million by a leading instant messaging company from Asia, the Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Views: 8071

Samsung Electronics shares jump 3 percent on eased currency woes

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Shares of South Korea's Samsung Electronics extended their rebound on Tuesday, rising as much as 3 percent, as currency concerns subsided.
Views: 6861

Google's Schmidt gets second $100 million stock award

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Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will be awarded $100 million in restricted stock units, the company said on Tuesday, marking the second time in less than three years that the Internet company's former chief executive officer has received an equity award of that size.
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Sony in talks to sell PC business to investment fund: Nikkei

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Sony Corp is in talks to sell its poorly performing personal computer business to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners for up to 50 billion yen ($490 million), the Nikkei daily reported.
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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.
Views: 4150

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.
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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.
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