Lenovo’s adware problems, Apple’s smartwatch and The Great Bank Robbery

Chinese computer giant Lenovo took a knock to its public image, as the company was accused of pre-installing a potentially malicious software into its consumer products.

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Xiaomi opens U.S. store, Obama’s cybersecurity summit and Samsung’s listening TVs

After completing a $1.1 billion round of funding last Christmas, Xiaomi became the world’s most valuable technology startup. It’s $40 billion valuation eclipses even that of Uber. Now, the Chinese smartphone maker is looking to expand its dominance in China to the global stage, launching an online store in the U.S.

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Drones: looking beyond the fear

The media attention surrounding drones has become almost laughably bipolar. On one side, there are those hailing unmanned aerial vehicles as the greatest gift to every industry from deliveries to window cleaning.…

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Super Bowl 2015: technology commercials take center stage

With nearly half of America’s TV-owning households tuning in, there’s no other event quite like the Super Bowl in the world of advertising. This year, while there was no shortage of car…

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Alibaba’s regulators row, Apple catches Samsung and Amazon profits

Alibaba came under brief scrutiny from the Chinese commerce regulator this week, before a report criticizing the firm’s efforts to deter the selling of counterfeit products on its site was promptly played down.

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Google’s earnings fail to meet Wall Street expectations

Google missed analyst expectations with its fourth quarter earnings, posting adjusted earnings of $6.88 per share, up from $6.01 per share a year earlier, but missing estimates of $7.11. The search giant’s…

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Facebook posts 34% increase in profits

Facebook reported a 34% rise in profits for Q4 of 2014, on the back of strong performance in mobile advertising. The social media giant’s earnings of $701 million or $0.54 per share also…

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Apple posts record quarterly profit

Apple has revealed its largest quarterly profit in its history, posting earnings of $18 billion for its fiscal first quarter. The Cupertino-based company beat analyst estimates across the board, largely due to…

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Google aims to expand reach with space and wireless carrier plans

Google has never been shy to announce an ambitious and audacious plan. The company has taken on self driving cars, flying delivery vehicles and the recently pulled Glass experiment, to name a…

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Samsung aims for emerging smartphone markets with Tizen

After a sluggish 2014, Samsung has wasted no time unveiling a new strategic vision for its mobile communications business. But will the new direction be enough to reverse the fortunes of the…

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