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Whatsapp hits 700m users, Samsung forecasts profit drop and CES 2015

Mobile cross-platform messaging service Whatsapp boasted 600 million users in August. A mere four months later, it has hit the 700 million user mark.

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Three mobile trends to look out for in 2015

By Anam Alpenia 2014 was another landmark year in the technology business, and with all the controversies, breakthroughs and mega money deals, one thing is certain – the world is yet again…

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The top 10 technology stories from 2014

By Anam Alpenia The past 12 months have been more than eventful for the technology industry. From hacking to mega funding rounds to the biggest technology IPO ever, 2014 has certainly not…

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Sony hack fallout continues: The Interview released and North Korean Internet suffers outages

Sony Pictures has released The Interview online and in selected cinemas after being slated for pulling the movie following threats and hacking incidents.

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Lunar Mission One races past goal, thrills crowdfunding experts

This week Lunar Mission One (LMO), a project aiming to land a spacecraft on the moon’s South Pole, passed its first crowdfunding goal – and then some. Roughly $1.05 million of an…

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Instagram overtakes Twitter, Microsoft accepts bitcoin and Uber’s setbacks

In a blogpost Wednesday, Instagram announced that it reached 300 million active users, eclipsing Twitter’s most recently reported 284 million users.

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Consumers and companies told to learn from 2014’s privacy breaches

Kelsey Finch is policy counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington DC-based think tank seeking to advance best practice in data privacy. She has specialized in wearables, big data, de-identification…

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Google’s Europe problems, Samsung reshuffle and Twitter’s app tracking

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday, by a convincing 384 votes to 174, in favor of unbundling Google’s search business from its advertising and other businesses.

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Firefox picks Yahoo, Twitter’s search and Russian webcam site

A decade-long partnership between Google and Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, is nearing an end as the two have broken up in the U.S.

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Twitter debt downgraded, YouTube’s subscription services and Amazon’s book deal

Rumors of internal turmoil, a stock price that has fallen 37% in 2014, and a newly branded credit rating of BB- by Standard and Poor’s continue to put Twitter’s strategies into question.

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