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Tablet goes on sale for £30 in UK

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A tablet costing £30 has gone on sale in the UK. The UbiSlate 7Ci, made by UK-based company Datawind, is the commercial version of the Aakash 2 tablet, which was originally launched in India.

Google acquires developer of military robots

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Big Dog, a four-legged robot that can climb muddy hills, and Cheetah, a robot which can outrun the fastest human, are among the robots that now belong to Google Inc.

Amazon's German workers strike as Christmas orders peak

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Hundreds of Amazon.com Inc workers in Germany went on strike on Monday, just as pre-Christmas sales were set to peak, in a dispute over pay and conditions that has raged for months.

Cisco cuts long-term revenue, earnings targets

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Cisco Systems Inc on Thursday cut its longer-term earnings and revenue growth targets due to problems in emerging markets, conservative customer spending and stalling growth in its core business of network equipment, the latest in a drumbeat of bleak developments at the Silicon Valley company.

Adobe's Creative Cloud subscriber growth impresses investors

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Adobe Systems Inc, the maker of Photoshop and Acrobat software, forecast current-quarter results below analysts' estimates but reported a 22 percent jump in the number of subscribers to its Creative Cloud suite from the preceding quarter.

Microsoft considers Qualcomm executive as CEO candidate: report

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Microsoft Corp is considering Qualcomm Inc Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf as a candidate for its new chief executive officer, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, as it reaches the final stages of a four-month search process.

Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: researcher

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Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc

Twitter shares touch new high, sail past $52

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Investors piled into Twitter Inc for the second straight day, lifting its shares to more than $52 and setting a new intraday high on Tuesday even in the absence of any significant announcements from the social media debutante.

Alibaba invests $361 million in appliance maker's 'big goods' logistics

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Alibaba Group will invest HK$2.82 billion ($361 million) in appliance maker Haier Electronics Group Ltd in a deal aimed at expanding the Chinese e-commerce giant's logistics reach to the millions of consumers in China's vast interior.

Technology firms seek government surveillance reform

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Leading global technology firms have called for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance. Eight firms, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Yahoo, have formed an alliance called Reform Government Surveillance group.

Dutch privacy watchdog says Google breaks data law

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Google's practice of combining personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law, the country's privacy watchdog said on Thursday after a seven-month investigation.

U.S. judge dismisses Apple consumer lawsuit over data privacy

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A California federal judge has dismissed a consumer lawsuit over data privacy against Apple Inc, saying the plaintiffs had failed to show they had relied on any alleged company misrepresentations and that they had suffered harm.

HP enterprise sales pickup stirs turnaround hopes

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Hewlett-Packard Co beat revenue forecasts as sales growth in its enterprise group inspired cautious optimism about the company's turnaround plan, and its shares rallied more than 7 percent.

Blackberry shakes up senior management

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Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has shaken up its top management as part of its continuing reorganisation.

Qualcomm faces China antitrust probe

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China has launched an antitrust probe against one of the world's biggest chipmakers, the US firm Qualcomm.

Microsoft sells over a million Xbox Ones in under 24 hours

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Microsoft Corp sold over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles within 24 hours of their hitting store shelves on Friday, on par with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 despite launching in far more countries.

Apple buys motion sensor maker PrimeSense

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Apple has purchased PrimeSense, an Israeli firm that specialises in making 3D motion detection technology. PrimeSense is best known for developing gesture control for Microsoft's Kinect console, and has made strides towards bringing the technology to mobile.

Xbox One: 20 things you need to know

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Microsoft's new console may seem daunting, but here are some key points about the new do-nearly-everything gaming machine.

SAP debating faster move to cloud, impacting 2015 target

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Enterprise software group SAP said it was debating whether to accelerate moving more of its business to the cloud, a change in strategy that could have a small impact on its target of growing sales to more than 20 billion euros.

U.S. jury awards Apple $290 million in retrial against Samsung

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A U.S. jury awarded Apple Inc about $290 million in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, restoring a large chunk of a historic verdict the iPhone maker won last year.

E-TEL Unveils Its Latest Smart Phone – Curiosity i8

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Building on the exceptional demand for its Curiosity i4 and Curiosity i6 Smart Phones, E-TEL has enhanced its portfolio with the addition of the Curiosity i8 Smart Phone.

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