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  • Sony Raises Full-Year Profit View on Strength in Sensors, Videogames

    Sony Raises Full-Year Profit View on Strength in Sensors, Videogames

    Sony, which has posted heavy losses in recent years with weak smartphone and TV sales, said it probably made an operating profit of 68 billion yen ($569 million) in the year ended March 31, compared with 26.5 billion yen a year earlier.

  • Yahoo, Microsoft Add Termination Clause in Search Deal

    Yahoo, Microsoft Add Termination Clause in Search Deal

    The 10-year search partnership, crafted by former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, allowed the companies to amend or terminate the agreement five years after its commencement on Feb. 23, 2015.

  • Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits

    Consumers Withdraw Lawsuit Against Google Over Android App Limits

    The lawsuit argued that Google requires Android handset manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd favor Google's apps such as YouTube and restrict competing apps like Microsoft Corp's Bing search.

  • Amazon Launches Button for Instant Product Ordering

    Amazon Launches Button for Instant Product Ordering

    The 'Dash button' comes with an adhesive and a hook and can be hung or hooked anywhere in the home.

  • Samsung Electronics Mobile Chief's Pay More Than Doubles in 2014

    Samsung Electronics Mobile Chief's Pay More Than Doubles in 2014

    The increase was largely due to a special bonus payment following Samsung's record profits in 2013. Samsung suffered its first annual profit decline in three years in 2014, as operating income from the mobile division fell 42 per cent.

  • Facebook to Allow Users to Send Money to Friends Through Messenger

    Facebook to Allow Users to Send Money to Friends Through Messenger

    Users can tap or click a dollar icon in a new chat window to send money to their friends, after they link a Visa or MasterCard debit card issued by a US bank to their accounts.

  • Apple in Talks to Launch Online TV Service: WSJ

    Apple in Talks to Launch Online TV Service: WSJ

    The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, and be available across all devices powered by Apple's iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and Apple TV set-top boxes, the newspaper said.

  • Facebook Brings Free Internet App to RCom Users

    Facebook Brings Free Internet App to RCom Users

    Facebook Inc has tied up with India's Reliance Communications to offer free access to a handful of online services in India, broadening its campaign to boost Internet use in the developing world.

  • Microsoft Makes Word, Excel Free on Android Tablets

    Microsoft Makes Word, Excel Free on Android Tablets

    It also released an app for its popular Outlook email program to run on Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad, hoping to attract the millions of users familiar with Outlook from their work desktops.

  • Sony to Cut 1,000 Jobs in Smartphone Business

    Sony to Cut 1,000 Jobs in Smartphone Business

    Sony, which has cut its earnings forecasts six times on Hirai's watch, has forecast a 230 billion yen ($1.95 billion) net loss for the business year to March, suspending dividend payments for the first time amid weakness in smartphones.

  • Google's Gmail Blocked in China

    Google's Gmail Blocked in China

    Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, said GreatFire.org, a China-based freedom of speech advocacy group. Users said the service was still down on Monday.

  • PlayStation Still Has Problems, Says Sony

    PlayStation Still Has Problems, Says Sony

    Sony Corp's PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored.

  • Sony Works for Third Day to Restore PlayStation After Attack

    Sony Works for Third Day to Restore PlayStation After Attack

    Meanwhile Sony said on Saturday that the attack had prevented some people who received consoles for Christmas from using their new machines on the PlayStation network, which lets gamers compete with people around the world via the Internet.

  • Apple Pushes Automated Security Update to Mac Users

    Apple Pushes Automated Security Update to Mac Users

    The company pushed out the software on Monday to fix critical security vulnerabilities in a component of its OS X operating system called the network time protocol, or NTP, according to Apple spokesman Bill Evans.NTP is used for synchronizing clocks on computer systems.

  • BlackBerry Works With Boeing on Phone that Self-Destructs

    BlackBerry Works With Boeing on Phone that Self-Destructs

    The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based aerospace and defense contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes, can self-destruct if it is tampered with.

  • Google Looks to Head off US Antitrust Lawsuit Over Android

    Google Looks to Head off US Antitrust Lawsuit Over Android

    The hearing in San Jose, California, federal court is over the lawsuit filed by two smartphone consumers who say Google Inc requires Android handset manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to restrict competing apps like Microsoft Corp's Bing search, partly by making Google's own apps the default.

  • Microsoft's Skype Moves Toward Auto-Translation

    Microsoft's Skype Moves Toward Auto-Translation

    Microsoft announced on Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.

  • Google Faces $18 Million Fine for Web Privacy Violations: Dutch Watchdog

    Google Faces $18 Million Fine for Web Privacy Violations: Dutch Watchdog

    The US company is breaching the country's data protection act by using people's private information such as browsing history and location data to target them with customised ads, the Data Protection Authority (DPA) said.

  • Diverse Allies Rally for Microsoft in Overseas Data Fight

    Diverse Allies Rally for Microsoft in Overseas Data Fight

    The diverse set of interests filed briefs with a federal appeals court in New York, urging it to reverse a judge's order that Microsoft turn over emails from a data center in Ireland. They argued that turning them over would jeopardize the future of international cloud computing.

  • Intel Unveils Platform to Simplify Connectivity of Products

    Intel Unveils Platform to Simplify Connectivity of Products

    Intel's platform is like a set of building blocks based on the chipmaker's components and software for companies to create smart, connected devices, Doug Davis, head of Intel's Internet of Things business, said at a launch event in San Francisco.

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