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Microsoft latest victim in China's spy-spooked probes
The surprise visit of regulators to Microsoft’s offices across China on Monday has marked a dangerous turn for the US tech giant’s operations in China, once the hottest growth market for companies making iPhones, Xboxes, or running search engines.

29.07.2014 12:47

New pot delivery phone app as easy as ordering a pizza
Two enterprising University of Washington students have created a new phone app that lets people order marijuana delivery the same way they would call for a pizza.

20.06.2014 02:41

Supercomputer revolution: Meet HP’s The Machine – an all-in-one, mega-powerful photonic device
HP has unveiled its revolutionary supercomputer, The Machine. The all-in-one device – a server, workstation, PC and phone – uses photonic memory and is portable, potentially opening doors to a more powerful, energy-efficient global computer industry.

18.06.2014 04:35

EU to set limit on food-based biofuels
EU ministers have agreed to 7% cap on the use of food-based biofuels in transport fuel. The agreement comes after a long-standing controversy, with biofuels being criticized for adding to environmental problems.

14.06.2014 19:22

Google seeks to transform century-old US utility industry
Google, already the world’s most popular search engine and dominant player in retail, entertainment, education, and even self-driving cars, now wants to revamp the US energy industry. It is looking to make the delivery of electricity more efficient.

11.06.2014 09:16

​Facebook claims to become 'biggest stadium in the world' for World Cup
Facebook wants to become the biggest media source for the football World Cup in Brazil. The biggest social network says it’ll outperform Twitter, because its 500 million users interested in football is twice the size of Twitter’s monthly user base.

09.06.2014 07:32

Self-exiled former CEO of Russia’s Facebook takes business partners to court in US
Pavel Durov, ex-CEO of Vkontakte (VK), Russian Facebook, has filed a case against former business partners at United Capital Partners (UCP) in a New York court. Durov accused them of conspiring to obtain shares in his new WhatsApp spin-off Telegram.

02.06.2014 07:41

Ex-CEO of ‘Russian Facebook’: ​‘I’m out of Russia and have no plans to go back’
Pavel Durov the former CEO of the leading Russian social network VKontakte (VK) says he has left Russia for good and now intends to develop a new mobile social network.

22.04.2014 12:47

​R.I.P. Windows XP
Microsoft has officially stopped supporting its technologically obsolete Windows XP operating system, after almost 13 years. From Tuesday around a third of all computers in the world will become more vulnerable to hacking and viruses.

08.04.2014 07:07

China pushes mobile payments system, seeks to overtake cash and plastic
China is developing its first national single mobile payment platform. It's been created to lift domestic information consumption and boost economic growth, and could replace cash, credit and debit cards.

12.02.2014 12:05

UAE plans to become ‘first ever country’ to deliver govt services by drones
The United Arab Emirates has announced it is embarking on a drone project, which, if successful, will see government documents delivered to citizens by unmanned aerial vehicles. This will follow six months of testing.

10.02.2014 11:23

Catastrophic predictions: Lloyd's insurer, Oxford team up to improve modelling
Oxford University and Amlin, one of the biggest independent insurers at Lloyd’s of London , are to jointly study the reliability of the existing models that predict natural disasters. Improved prediction could reduce huge insurance company losses.

10.02.2014 06:52

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