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Facebook buys mobile app builder Parse

Facebook said it was buying a startup specializing in powering mobile applications as part of its drive to make the social network friendlier to smartphones and tablet computers.

dateApr 26, 2013 in Internet
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Chip specialist Gemalto posts 7.0% rise in Q1 sales

Gemalto, the world's leading maker of computer chip-embedded cards widely used by credit companies and for a host of other applications, posted on Thursday a seven percent rise in first quarter sales owing for the most part ...

dateApr 25, 2013 in Business
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Dassault Systemes posts Q1 profit of 73.7 mn euros

French software group Dassault Systemes posted on Thursday a two percent annualised rise in its first-quarter net profit, confirmed its 2013 targets and announced the acquisition of two European firms for undisclosed amounts.

dateApr 25, 2013 in Business
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Apple shares hold flat after earnings

Apple shares swung sharply from red to black and back again Wednesday after the company's shock earnings report, but its huge boost to its capital return program helped the stock end nearly flat.

dateApr 24, 2013 in Business
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Netflix shares soar as ranks of viewers surge

Netflix shares jumped 24 percent in after-hours trade on Monday on earnings figures indicating that original programs and other tactics are luring viewers to the streaming Internet video service.

dateApr 23, 2013 in Business
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Exec threatens to pull Fox signal if Aereo goes on

(AP)—A top executive with the owner of the Fox broadcast network is threatening to convert the network to a pay-TV channel if Internet startup Aereo continues to "steal" Fox's over-the-air signal and sell it to consumers ...

dateApr 08, 2013 in Telecom
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Crowdfunding gaining momentum, study says

Crowdfunding, a practice which allows startup firms to raise money from small investors over the Internet, picked up steam in 2012 with some $2.7 billion invested, a study showed Monday.

dateApr 08, 2013 in Business
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