Samsung Galaxy S5: hands-on review – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldSamsung launches Galaxy S5. Going against expectations, Samsung didn’t overhaul the design, look and feel of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, instead going for modest tweaks … Read More

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 … Read More

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. … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Italy – Factors to watch on February 17 – Reuters

ReutersThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). POLITICS. Italian … Read More

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 … Read More

Pakistan militants using social media for propaganda – Economic Times

Economic TimesISLAMABAD: Terrorist organisations in Pakistan like the Taliban are increasingly using social media networks Twitter and Facebook to spread their propaganda and as a means of intimidation. A number … Read More

developing nations obsessed with social media – Economic Times

Economic Times“People are using social networking sites to stay in touch with family and friends and to share their views on an array of topics, including popular culture, religion and … Read More

Italian PM Enrico Letta to tender resignation – BBC News

BBC NewsItalian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has said he will resign on Friday after his Democratic Party backed a call for a new administration. Party leader Matteo Renzi had earlier … Read More

Discoms like RInfra, Tata Power plug into social media to redress consumer … – Economic Times

Economic TimesConsumers say, and power distribution company executives agree, that complaints made on the social media are taken care of faster than those registered on phone. That is because discoms … Read More

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, … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

RPT-UPDATE 1-Nintendo looks to power-up Mario after not-so-super Wii U – Reuters

Reuters(Repeats to remove extra word in paragraph 11). * Nintendo warned of third year of operating losses after poor Wii U sales. * Company will unveil new management strategy on … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Shashi Tharoor: Minister’s wife Sunanda Pushkar ‘found dead’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor has been found dead, following reports that he was having an affair, Indian media have said. Sunanda Pushkar is reported to have … Read More

Rahul Gandhi: leader, but not PM candidate – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldLondon: Rahul Gandhi will lead the campaign of India’s ruling Congress party in national elections due to be held by May, though the scion of the country’s most … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

India’s PM to step aside after 10 years – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailIndia’s prime minister announced Friday he would step aside after 10 years following this summer’s general election, saying Rahul Gandhi should replace him if the ruling Congress … Read More

Iron Man 3 tops 2013 box office – BBC News

BBC NewsThe film, in which Robert Downey Jr reprises his role as billionaire crime-fighter Tony Stark, made $1.2bn (£734m), according to online movie tracker Box Office Mojo. Animated comedy Despicable … Read More

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 … Read More

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