Technology News Headlines

Mon, Apr 20 2015

IBM sales fall for 12th quarter, currency weighs

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- International Business Machines Corp reported a 12 percent fall in first-quarter revenue as the technology company continues to shed unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud-computing initiatives. | Video

20 Apr 2015

Fugitive fails to revive Facebook lawsuit, block criminal case

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NEW YORK - A federal appeals court on Monday forcefully rejected the fugitive Paul Ceglia's effort to revive what U.S. prosecutors have called his fraudulent lawsuit to extort social media company Facebook Inc and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Sony unveils new Xperia phone even as it retrenches in mobile

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TOKYO - Sony Corp on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its struggling mobile operations.

20 Apr 2015

SAP first quarter profit in line as sales surge, aided by cheap euro

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FRANKFURT - German business software maker SAP reported a 15 percent rise in operating profit helped by a cheap euro, even as rising investment in newer cloud-based software squeezed its profit margin.

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Qualcomm to tap Samsung Elec to make new mobile processors: report

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SEOUL - U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc plans to have its next-generation Snapdragon 820 mobile processors manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, tech news website Re/code reported, citing unnamed sources.

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Uber must face lawsuit claiming bias against blind riders

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- Uber Technologies Inc must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs, a federal judge ruled.

20 Apr 2015

Israel's Check Point Software steps up expansion plans

TEL AVIV - Network security provider Check Point Software Technologies plans to sharpen its focus on threat-prevention and mobile security, it said on Monday after posting better than expected first-quarter profit.

Tech, Cyber Crime 20 Apr 2015

Humanoid robot can recognize and interact with people

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A humanoid robot which can mimic human expressions greeted visitors on Saturday (April 18) at a Hong Kong electronics fair. | Video

Tech, Science 20 Apr 2015

Humanoid robot starts work at Japanese department store

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TOKYO - Dressed in a kimono and smiling, Aiko Chihira greets shoppers at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store. But Chihira is no regular employee -- she is a humanoid robot. | Video

20 Apr 2015

India's Central bank working on integration between e-commerce firms and banks

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MUMBAI - India's central bank is working on improving the integration between e-commerce firms and the country's banking systems, a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Monday.

20 Apr 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.