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Nonprofit group starts making low-cost laptops

A nonprofit group said on Tuesday production of a new laptop computer for children in developing countries had begun, a milestone that could shake up the PC industry by ushering in a new era of low-cost computing.

Facebook invites ads into user profiles

Social network Facebook unveiled a new advertising system on Tuesday that will let companies introduce ads into the user pages of its 50 million members, and launch dedicated pages on the site for their brands.

Microsoft rolls out Web services to link to Windows

Microsoft Corp. released on Tuesday a suite of free Web services that connect to its Windows operating system, delivering a major element of its strategy to maintain the dominance of its software while extending its reach on the Internet.

Facebook invites advertisers into user profiles

Social network Facebook unveiled a new advertising system on Tuesday that will let companies introduce ads into the Web profiles of its 50 million users and launch dedicated pages on the site for their brands.

Lenovo unveils first addition to Think PC brand

Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's third-biggest personal computer maker, unveiled on Tuesday its first new Think-branded products since buying the PC unit of International Business Machines Corp in 2005.

Apple's iPhones poised to hit Britain and Germany

The most eagerly awaited gadget of the year, Apple's iPhone, goes on sale in Britain and Germany this week to test European appetite for the mobile phone that thousands queued for in the U.S. in June.

File-sharing pirates attempt new software standard

A Swedish Web site that promotes trading of pirated movies is developing a new software standard for Internet downloads in a move that could make it easier to swap media files, which is illegal in many countries.

West struggles in vain against Web radicalisation

From behind a computer keyboard at his London home, Younes Tsouli used the Internet to spread al Qaeda propaganda, recruit suicide bombers and promote Web sites that encouraged the killing of non-Muslims.

Sony to launch new PlayStation 2 model in Japan

Sony Corp said it plans to launch a lighter version of its PlayStation 2 game console later this month, in a bid to drive sales of the seven-year-old machine heading into the crucial holiday season.

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