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PayPal to separate from eBay in 2015

SAN JOSE: PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year. Almost a year after billionaire Carl Icahn opened a proxy fight pushing…

Microsoft offers gaming console in China finally – Prices higher than other markets like US

  SHANGHAI: US technology giant Microsoft on Monday launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the government lifted…

Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to Internet

LONDON: The British inventor of the World Wide Web warned on Saturday that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web.…

Tech sector sizzles as Myanmar embraces Internet for masses

YANGON: From navigating gridlocked city roads to playing a favorite national sport, new homegrown apps are blossoming in Myanmar as cheap mobile technology ignites an Internet revolution in the once-isolated…

Internet access reshapes election process in Brazil – Apps bring smartphone democracy to Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: Have you ever wanted to pelt a politician with a tomato? Or wished for that perfect candidate to come along and sweep you off your feet? In…

Intel to invest $1.5 bln in two Chinese mobile chipmakers

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO: Intel Corp said it will pay as much as $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in two mobile chipmakers with ties to the Chinese government, in the…

Apple acknowledges bug in iPhone software

WASHINGTON: Apple yesterday acknowledged a bug in its iPhone software update that caused users to lose cellular service, offering a temporary fix and a full update “in the next few…

New iPhone brings Apple more profit

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple’s largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15.50 more to…

‘FIFA 15’ kicks off in US – The most realistic installment of franchise

SAN FRANCISCO: Electronic Arts on Tuesday kicked off the US launch of its “FIFA 15” video game, hyping the latest installment of its longrunning soccer franchise as the most realistic…

Electronics giant Philips to split in historic move – ‘We’re preparing Philips for the next century’

THE HAGUE: Philips announced yesterday it would split in two, separating its healthcare-lifestyle division from the historic lighting business in a dramatic streamlining move by the 120-year-old electronics giant. “We’re…

Useful ways to hide and secure data on phones

NEW YORK: Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can’t get to your password-protected data. Essentially,…

Indian spacecraft on course to reach Mars – Nation to join elite club of Martian explorers

NEW DELHI: With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on…

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