Technology

Zheng Liying looks at a computer screen in front of a picture of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, seen on the cover of a publication, at Zheng's Alibaba rural service centre in Jinjia Village,
In Rural China, Shoppers Go Online - With A Little Help
While the potential is vast, these are early days, and Jin Jianhang, Alibaba Group president, concedes that China still lacks rural infrastructure. More
Facebook
Facebook Profit Falls 9 Percent As Costs Soar
For the quarter, revenue jumped to $4.04 billion from $2.91 billion. More
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A Fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 Wins Plaudits
The new OS also comes equipped with 'Cortana', a digital assistant similar to Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) Siri and Google Inc's (GOOG.O) Now. More
Samsung
Samsung Elec Cautious On Outlook, Says Mobile Business Environment Tough
Research firm TrendForce last week cut its forecast for 2015 global smartphone shipment growth to 8.2 percent from 11.6 percent, citing a weaker world economic outlook. More
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U.S. Likely To Scale Back Planned Limits On Intrusion-software Exports
Some version of regulation limits the movement of "dual-use" technologies sought for both peaceful and military purposes. More
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Being Frank Not Enough, Twitter Needs To Act
"Why should any member of the mass market visit and engage with Twitter. That story needs to be addressed, answered and communicated." More
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Russians Hackers Used Twitter, Photos To Reach U.S. Computers: Report
The tweeted information included a website address, a number and a handful of letters. More
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Telecom Italia Inks Content Deal With Netflix
TV clients equipped with a set-top box provided by Telecom Italia will access content of fast-growing Netflix. More
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Alibaba Cloud Unit Sets Sights On Amazon In $1 Billion Global Push
Amazon shares soared last week after the company reported, among other items. More
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Bounce In AMD's Stock May Put Pressure On Short Sellers
The company's low stock price has also stoked speculation it could be acquired. More
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Volkswagen To Offer Crash Avoidance Systems On Most U.S. Models
The number one automaker announced its plans to push new collision avoidance technology, along with upgraded infotainment systems, at its Silicon Valley research laboratory. More
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Android Users At Risk With A Newly-discovered 'Stagefright' Hack
Android devices can be hacked with just a simple text. More
Bwin.party 's CEO Norbert Teufelberge
Gambling Firm GVC Raises Offer To $1.6 Billion For Rival Bwin.party
The online gambling firm also plans to raise 150 million pounds through an equity placing to fund restructuring costs and refinance existing debt at Bwin.party. More
Uber
Taxi Laws Need Post-Uber Rethink, French Economy Minister Says
The law is being challenged by Uber, which faces similar opposition in other countries around the world. More
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