Archive: 14/10/2011

The meaning of emoticons

The emoticons used on Twitter are a language in themselves and are taking on new and often surprising meanings of their own, according to new research.

dateOct 14, 2011 in Social Sciences
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SAP profits up strongly in third quarter

German software giant SAP said Friday its profits more than doubled in the third quarter thanks to strong sales and lower legal costs related to litigation with arch-rival Oracle.

dateOct 14, 2011 in Business
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BlackBerry blackout is new threat to brand

The longest BlackBerry outage in many years left customers outraged this week, threatening to cost the granddaddy of all smartphones more business when it's already struggling to keep up in a crowded marketplace.

dateOct 14, 2011 in Business
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China mulls microblog limits before party meeting

(AP) -- China's Communist Party is preparing for its biggest policy meeting of the year by ratcheting up pressure on social media sites that have fast become forums for information and public expression beyond government ...

dateOct 14, 2011 in Internet
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Sony Ericsson profits down in 3rd quarter

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted a break-even third quarter Friday - blaming the drop in earnings on higher taxes and lower margins - and announced that it is shifting its entire portfolio to smartphones next year.

dateOct 14, 2011 in Business
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