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Does WhatsApp deal show Facebook knows what's up?

If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the company must follow the people. That realization compelled Zuckerberg to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging ...

Feb 20, 2014
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Apple suit vs. Google over patent rates dismissed

A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday threw out a suit by Apple Inc. claiming that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility is seeking unreasonably high license fees for the use of patents on wireless ...

Nov 05, 2012
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Google's Android is eating Apple's lunch

Smartphones and tablets powered by Google's Android software are devouring the mobile gadget market, eating into Apple's turf by feeding appetites for innovation and low prices, analysts say.

Nov 18, 2012
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China announces shakeup of rare earths industry

(AP) -- China plans to tighten control over rare earths producers and restrict output in a five-year development strategy, the Cabinet said Wednesday, amid concern abroad about plans to reduce exports of the exotic minerals ...

Feb 16, 2011
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Bitcoin rises above $1,000

The virtual currency bitcoin Wednesday broke above $1,000 per unit, quintupling in a month, according to Mt. Gox, which manages trading in bitcoin.

Nov 27, 2013
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HTC phone users to power up scientific research

HTC announced at Mobile World Congress on Monday its new Power To Give project, which aims to donate processor power to scientific research. Planning on bringing together the power of millions of smartphones, ...

Feb 25, 2014 report
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Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade.

Sep 14, 2014
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Plasma TV Sales, Prices Decline for the First Time

Revenue for plasma televisions took a substantial hit in February, according to the latest figures released by the NDP Group on Tuesday, generating only $181 million compared to the nearly $216 million in ...

Apr 11, 2007
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