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India slowly gets to grips with ecommerce

Vipul Modi is a busy high court lawyer in India's financial capital Mumbai. Like many people, he uses the Internet to buy rail and airline tickets as well as pay his utility bills.

dateMay 16, 2010 in Internet
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Major step ahead for cryptography

Imagine you could work out the answer to a question, without knowing what the question was. For example, suppose someone thinks of two numbers and then asks another person to work out their sum, without letting ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Five Dutch operators buy into 2.6 GHz band

Five mobile operators now own portions of the Netherlands' new 2.6 Gigahertz frequency band, which allows for super-fast broadband, the Dutch telecommunications agency announced Monday.

dateApr 26, 2010 in Telecom
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Overstock.com unloads goods at Utah auction

(AP) -- Overstock.com, the online retailer known for selling distressed merchandise, was feeling a little distressed itself. With household merchandise stacking up in a warehouse, it opened the doors Thursday ...

dateDec 16, 2011 in Business
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HP fires second CEO in 2 years; Whitman in charge

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard has performed another extreme act of corporate remodeling, firing its CEO Leo Apotheker after just 11 months and replacing him with billionaire businesswoman and political aspirant ...

dateSep 22, 2011 in Business
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Rivals likely to reach for Google's 'Wallet'

With the announcement of "Google Wallet" the Internet giant became the first player to dash into a future where people use smartphones as credit cards, but rivals are expected to cut its lead short.

dateMay 30, 2011 in Business
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EBay profit falls on charges, results beat Street

EBay Inc.'s PayPal online payment service and marketplaces business grew swiftly during the second quarter, helping its results beat analyst expectations, although charges from its recent purchase of retail ...

dateJul 20, 2011 in Business
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