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Nokia delays phablet launch after Microsoft deal: source

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Nokia has delayed the launch of a large-screen "phablet" device, originally planned for late September, following a deal to sell its handset business and license patents to Microsoft, a source said on Monday.
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Samsung invests $500 million in new China facility: media

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will invest $500 million to build a packaging and testing facility in northwestern China, the official China Daily reported on Saturday, as South Korea's biggest company expands operations in China.
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High iPhone price spooks investors, Apple shares drop

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Apple Inc's new iPhones got panned by Wall Street on Wednesday as investors decried one model for being too costly for emerging markets such as China, and dismissed the other model as lacking enough game-changing features.
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Virtusa wins Asia’s Best Employer Award 2013

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Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company, recently announced that it has been honoured with Asia’s Best Employer Brand 2013 award.
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Etisalat encourages e-book concept in Sri Lanka

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Mobile telecommunications provider Etisalat Lanka recently conducted the BookHub Publishers Forum in Colombo with the aim of financially compensating local publishers on board BookHub, for their past year e-book sales on the platform.
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Apple expected to unveil iPhone to drive emerging market sales

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Apple Inc is expected to introduce a cheaper version of the iPhone on Tuesday, bringing one of the industry's costliest smartphones within reach of the masses in poorer emerging markets.
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Microsoft notches up patent victory against Google

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Microsoft has won another victory in a continuing and complex patent dispute with Google. The latest spat hinges on whether technologies used in the Xbox console and Windows software were licensed on fair terms by Google-owned Motorola.
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Asha to Ashes: Microsoft's emerging market conundrum

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Microsoft Corp's acquisition of Nokia's handset business gives the software behemoth control of its main Windows smartphone partner, but leaves a question mark over the bigger business it has bought: Nokia's cheap and basic phones that still dominate emerging markets like India.
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Apple invites media to Beijing September 11 event: reports

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Apple Inc has invited Chinese journalists to an event in Beijing on September 11, just hours after it is widely expected to unveil its newest iPhone models in the United States, Chinese media reported on Wednesday.
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Panasonic to retreat from consumer smartphones-president

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Panasonic Corp will pull out of the smartphone market in Japan and pare its smartphone operations to outsourced production in emerging markets like India, the company's president said on Wednesday.
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Verizon poised for historic $130 billion Vodafone deal

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Verizon Communications was poised on Monday to take full control of its U.S. wireless business with a $130 billion deal to buy out Vodafone and end a decade-long corporate standoff.
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