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Facebook shares hit record high as market likes earnings

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- Shares of Facebook Inc hit a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and revenue. | Video

Tech, Media, Facebook 12:19pm EDT

Google under fire from regulators over response to EU privacy ruling

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BRUSSELS - Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens will come under fire from the continent's privacy watchdogs on Thursday, after the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only.

Tech, Media 7:03am EDT

Nokia's fortunes brighten on heavy network spending

HELSINKI - Nokia surprised investors with strong quarterly earnings and raised its full-year profit margin forecast as network operators install more powerful systems to cope with surging mobile data traffic.

Tech, Media 6:40am EDT

Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a 'Fire' among reviewers

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- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

Tech, Media 11:12am EDT

LG Electronics flags further mobile improvement after Q2 profit jump

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SEOUL - LG Electronics Inc signalled further improvement in its mobile business after record smartphone sales propelled the South Korean manufacturer to its highest quarterly profit in more than three years.

Tech, Media 7:07am EDT

Swatch Group denies working with Apple on smartwatch

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ZURICH - Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions.

Tech, Media, iPad 7:43am EDT

ECB says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

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FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected.

7:18am EDT

China regulator determines Qualcomm has monopoly: state-run newspaper

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BEIJING - China's antitrust regulator has confirmed that Qualcomm Inc, one of the world's biggest mobile chipmakers, has a monopoly, the state-run Securities Times newspaper reported on Thursday, as Qualcomm's chief executive held talks in China.

Tech, China 5:51am EDT

In China, Apple's focus pays off while Samsung feels squeeze

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BEIJING - The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets.

China, Tech, iPad, Media 7:55am EDT

Wed, Jul 23 2014

Flaws could expose users of privacy-protecting software, researchers say

SAN FRANCISCO - Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden, just two days after widely used anonymity service Tor acknowledged a similar problem.

23 Jul 2014
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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.