Gadgets

Google, Microsoft to add smartphone 'kill' switches
JUN 21, 2014
Google and Microsoft said Friday they plan to join Apple in offering theft-deterring "kill switches" in their smartphone operating systems, as part of an agreement with mayors and police agencies.
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Google buys satellite imaging firm for $500m
JUN 11, 2014
Google has announced plans to buy the satellite group Skybox Imaging for $500 million, in a move to improve mapping and other services using geospatial data.
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Twitter pulls out of SoundCloud talks: report
MAY 21, 2014
Twitter has pulled out of discussions to buy the German-based music-sharing service SoundCloud, The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday.
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BlackBerry fights back with budget phone
MAY 13, 2014
BlackBerry is hoping to claw back its share of the smartphone market in Indonesia with the launch of the cut-price Z3 Jakarta Edition.
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Blackberry unveils new smartphones
FEB 26, 2014
Blackberry has unveiled two new smartphones in a move it hopes will help the company claw back market share.
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Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone
FEB 25, 2014
Samsung has unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor to defend its place as the world's industry leader.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg the new mobile king
FEB 24, 2014
Billionaire 29-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stars in the mobile industry's biggest fair today, fresh from his $19 billion takeover of smartphone messenger WhatsApp.
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Samsung defends crown in tougher smartphone market
FEB 24, 2014
Samsung defends its crown as the world's top smartphone maker Monday, unveiling a new premier smartphone in the face of tougher markets and a rising challenge from China.
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WhatsApp deal shows stunning growth of messaging apps
FEB 24, 2014
The astonishingly high price paid for the messaging service WhatsApp underscores how mobile apps are transforming the way we communicate, shaking up the global telecom sector.
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LG to launch new smartwatch this year: CEO
FEB 24, 2014
LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014, the head of its mobile unit said Monday, tapping into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's new source of growth.
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