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Review roundup: Critics praise ‘clutter free’ Samsung Galaxy S5 – Firstpost

FirstpostSamsung has finally unveiled its latest flagship device, the Galaxy S5 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress. Samsung hasn’t gone for anything too drastic as far as the phone’s design is concerned, and it looks exactly like the S4 except with a slightly …One year on, Tizen has its sights set on smartwatches and carsCNETSamsung […]

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Reading Fingerprints to Fight IPhone – Businessweek

BusinessweekThe reverse side of a gold colored Galaxy S5 smartphone is seen during a Samsung Electronics Co. news conference ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photographer: Angel Navarette/Bloomberg. Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) unveiled …Samsung flaunts new Galaxy S5: Look, folks, life isn’t about GHz and megapxiels …RegisterGalaxy Gear 2 and Neo kick off […]

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For WhatsApp, keeping things simple is both a draw and a handicap – Reuters

ReutersSAN FRANCISCO Feb 20 (Reuters) – In recent years, a bevy of messaging apps has fought for global domination, with many boasting a lucrative combination of communications features, online shopping and games. But this week, Facebook CEO Mark …WhatsApp purchase: Teens fleeing Facebook can run, but can’t hide (+video)Christian Science MonitorHow Much Risk Is Facebook […]

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Mumbai builder Lodha Group buys second building on Carey Street in London … – Economic Times

Economic TimesMUMBAI: Mumbai builder Lodha Group has bought a second building in London for over 90 million pounds, or around Rs 1,000 crore, in the space of three months. In November, the group had acquired MacDonald House in central London which housed the …Lodha buys second London propertyBusiness StandardLodha shops for Rs 930 crore in […]

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Samsung’s New Galaxy Said to Feature Bigger, Sharper Display (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekSamsung Electronics Co. is releasing its new phone, which may be called the S5, after sales of the predecessor S4 unveiled last year fell short of analyst estimates. Photographer: Woohae Cho/Bloomberg. Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)’s new high-end …Samsung’s Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor ‘confirmed’CNETSamsung’s New Galaxy Said to Feature Bigger, Sharper DisplayBloombergSamsung launches Note 3 Neo, […]

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Google acquires Israeli security start-up SlickLogin – Economic Times

Economic TimesJERUSALEM: The global internet giant Google is acquiring SlickLogin, an Israeli developer of sound-based password alternative, in an “acqui-hiring deal”, which means SlickLogin’s staff and knowledge will be integrated into Google, SlickLogin confirmed the …Google Adds SlickLogin Sound Password Technology to EmpireGuardian Liberty VoiceGoogle’s new web logins save us rememberingThe Australian Financial ReviewGoogle buys […]

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Paper Now Available For iOS In The US, And It Could Be A Facebook … – TechCrunch

TechCrunchFacebook’s new standalone app Paper is now available for download on iOS to everyone in the US, and it’s more than just a content reader. Paper has messages, notifications, search, and a completely redesigned profile. When I asked the team leaders …FiftyThree isn’t happy with Facebook’s Paper and other news from Feb. 3, 2014tuaw.comFacebook’s Paper […]

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Google sales top estimates as retail Ads bolster results – BusinessDay

BusinessDayGoogle Inc. posted fourth-quarter sales that topped estimates as retailers spent more on advertising during the holidays, making up for lower ad prices. Revenue, excluding sales passed on to partners, rose 11 percent to $13.6 billion, while profit excluding …Lenovo braced for Cfius scrutiny over Motorola handset dealFinancial TimesLenovo-Motorola deal: Consumers likely the biggest beneficiaries […]

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Facebook revenue jumps in quarter – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeNEW YORK — Facebook’s quarterly earnings and revenue grew and surpassed expectations as the company expanded the number of users and the amount of money it makes on mobile ads. Facebook Inc. earned $523 million, or 20 cents per share, in the …Facebook’s Revenue Exceeds Estimates on Mobile PushBloombergFacebook’s dying? HA! Get ready for […]

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Thomas Friedman: Kerry’s plan envisions Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem – Haaretz

HaaretzSenior NYT analyst lays out expected points of the framework deal, which he believes will include phased withdrawal from West Bank according to 1967 lines and will not allow return of Palestinian refugees to Israel. By Barak Ravid | Jan. 29, 2014 | 11:50 AM …The ‘Kerry Plan’: Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, recognition of […]

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Turkish central bank will not hold “additional monetary tightening days” anymore – Economic Times

Economic TimesThe bank raised all of its key interest rates in dramatic fashion at an emergency midnight policy meeting, ignoring opposition from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as it battles to defend the country’s crumbling lira currency. ET SPECIAL: Save precious time …Turkish PM arrives in Tehran, Iranwww.worldbulletin.netTurkish prime minister arrives in Iran for talksSan Francisco […]

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Rovio Says It Doesn’t Share Data, Collaborate With Spy Agencies – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalSTOCKHOLM—Rovio Entertainment Ltd., the Finnish developer of the popular Angry Birds games franchise, Tuesday said it doesn’t share data has never collaborated with any government agencies. The company issued the statement after leaked …Report: US, UK Tapped ‘Leaky’ Smartphone Apps Like Angry BirdsPC MagazineFancy a little kinky sex? GCHQ+NSA will know – thanks […]

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Valerie Trierweiler blames ‘low-blows and betrayals’ for Francois Hollande break … – Daily Mail

Daily MailValerie Trierweiler has blamed ‘low blows’, ‘betrayals’ and ‘back-stabbing’ for her break-up from Francois Hollande last weekend. Speaking in India, where she is currently touring children’s hospitals, Trierweiler claimed that she had no desire to become First …In wake of Hollande-Trierweiler split, French want to ditch first lady roleNational PostFrench labour minister says unemployment […]

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AFIC report helps Musharraf but degrades its image – The News International

The News InternationalISLAMABAD: The VVIP accused of the most heinous crime in the book of country’s statutes — high treason — is seeking the exceptional luxury of getting a basic diagnostic test, angiography, from abroad, apparently to escape from the most critical trial in …AFIC report adds to Musharraf’s strategyBusiness RecorderMusharraf wants to leave Pakistan […]

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Syrian Rebels to Join Peace Talks With Assad Officials – Bloomberg

BloombergThe main Western-backed coalition of Syria’s political opposition agreed to attend peace talks with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad in Switzerland this week, bringing the two sides together for the first time since the country’s civil war began in …Syrian opposition to attend Swiss peace talksIrish TimesSyria opposition votes to attend Geneva peace talkseuronewsSyrian opposition […]

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Government mulling check on misuse of social media to spread communal … – Economic Times

Economic TimesPATNA: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Saturday drew attention toward alleged “misuse” of social media in forking old “provocative” photographs to foment communal riots and said his ministry was mulling to put a check on it. “Sitting in Home …Centre plans action against those misusing social media says Sushilkumar ShindeDaily News & Analysis […]

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Yahoo COO DE Castro to Leave Struggling Web Portal – Bloomberg

BloombergYahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer dismissed Chief Operating Officer Henrique de Castro after 14 months, amid disappointment with his efforts to boost growth, according to people with knowledge of the matter. In a memo to employees …Yahoo’s chief operating officer in surprise departureBBC NewsYahoo CEO Mayer Said to Have Fired Operating Chief […]

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Afghan’s Karzai not seen meeting US deadline on security deal – report – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. efforts to persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a long-term security agreement according to Washington’s timetable will likely fail, the lead American negotiator has warned the Obama administration, the Washington …US ‘concern’ over Afghan prisoner releasesBBC NewsKarzai unlikely to sign BSA with US on American timetable: reportAssociated Press of […]

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TV makers’ next big thing; smart TVs that can connect to Internet and run apps – Economic Times

Economic TimesAt 47th International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, TV makers will show how they intend to attract more customers. In many cases, it will be by offering so-called smart TVs that can connect to the Internet and run apps. ET SPECIAL: Save precious …Samsung Smart Home aims to control TVs, refrigerators through a […]

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s first day in office – Indian Express

Indian ExpressAn hour after they were administered the oath of office by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government took charge of the Delhi Secretariat and announced the first in a series of promised measures aimed to “clean up” politics and bring …Highlights of Kejriwal’s speechOneindiaCM seeks 10 days to resolve problems of people […]