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2 hrs ago | Reuters

Samsung Elec sees tough second half after second-quarter profit slips

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. on Thursday reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and was downbeat about its second-half prospects, fuelling concerns about its ability to protect its smartphone turf in the face of mounting competition.

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Related Topix: Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, Electronics, Apple, iPhone, Computers

6 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free.

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Related Topix: Facebook

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily World

New York posts 'bill of rights' to protect student data

The state Education Department has produced a last-minute, preliminary "parents' bill of rights" on the use and security of student data a?? hours before a legally imposed deadline to do so.

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Related Topix: New York, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music

The Star Press

Hysterectomy device pulled off market

Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body.

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Related Topix: Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Johnson Controls, LOC-AID Technologies

Christian Science Monitor

Google Hangouts woos businesses by ditching the need for a Google+ account

"Hanging out" on Google will now be as easy as sending e-mails and sharing documents - while you're in the office, that is.

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Related Topix: Google, Computers

The Washington Post

'Spider-Man' fights Dubliner in street, goes viral

Dublin's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money.

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Related Topix: Facebook, World News

DNA India

Paramount Pictures apologises for tweeting Ninja Turtle 9/11 poster

Paramount Pictures film studio apologised on Wednesday for a poster for its upcoming film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with a Sept.

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Related Topix: Media, Paramount Pictures, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, _No Company, Napoleon Games, Mutant, Video Games, Twitter, Facebook

Asian Correspondent

Microsoft brings Cortana to China and India on Windows Phone

The company's corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognizing app in a coming update to Windows Phone 8.1. Users in Australia, Canada and India will also get a version of Cortana, although the company said that would be an earlier ... (more)

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Related Topix: Microsoft

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

AT&T selects San Antonio for faster internet

The company says its GigaPower network has a 1 gigabit per second speed. That's about 100 times faster than what U.S. consumers typically get.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Versant, ATT, Myrtle Beach, SC, Business News

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Folks on social media ask: Where is mysterious woman in black?Folks...

Folks on social media ask: Where is mysterious woman in black? She's been spotted in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia, according to the Facebook page.

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Related Topix: Facebook

Park Record

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

This week, OKCupid became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.

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Related Topix: Facebook, Privacy, Golden Gate University, Park City, UT

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Facebook: Get Messenger or else

For mobile users who text with friends via Facebook, it's almost time to download the social-media giant's dedicated app for doing so, or lose the ability.

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Related Topix: Facebook, Autos

SiliconValley.com

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly failed to publish all documentation for its Windows operating system and Office software.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Wilmington, DE

Park Record

Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work, where the incessant drumbeat of email has become an excruciating annoyance.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Park City, UT

The Daily Democrat

Beyonce house hunting without Jay Z?

The ubersuperduperstar was seen checking out a $21.5 million penthouse in Chelsea, close to the building in which Katie Holmes barricaded herself after her divorce from Tom Cruise, a source reportedly told New York Daily News.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music, Entertainment

Iol.co.za

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experiment

OkCupid, a top US matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive service said on Monday, weeks after Facebook admitted to misleading users in a psychological study.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Facebook, Science, Computer Science

Bellingham Herald

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health Insurance, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Buddy: Beautiful smiling dog is out of time at high-kill upstate shelter

According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue , this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter.

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Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Facebook, Greenville, SC

Chambersburg Public Opinion

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

The ruling is a defeat for Donald Sterling, who sought to block his estranged wife from selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Opinion

Silver City Sun-News

Batkid documentary in the works

Batkid is, of course, leukemia survivor Miles Scott, who as a 5-year-old last year "saved Gotham" as part of his Make-a-Wish Foundation dream wish.

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Related Topix: Gotham, Advertising, Siskiyou County, CA, Tulelake, CA, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Ottaway Newspapers

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