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Apple’s Tim Cook picks a fight with climate change deniers – Fortune

Fortune[A] self-described conservative think tank was pushing a shareholder proposal that would have required Apple to disclose the costs of its sustainability programs and to be more transparent about its participation in “certain trade associations and business …Angry Tim Cook tells Apple investor to ‘get out of this stock’NDTVApple CEO promises new products on the […]

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Apple CEO teases new products; takes pot shots at Google and other competitors – NDTV

NDTVApple Inc sold more than $1 billion of Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said at the company’s annual meeting on Friday. Apple’s ability to again transform the fast-moving …Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook takes pot shots at Google over AndroidFinancial ExpressTim […]

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Google Chrome Beta arrives with hands-free voice-search, and more – NDTV

NDTVGoogle has taken another step bringing its Google Now voice-assist feature to more devices, bringing it to its Chrome Beta version. The company on Thursday rolled out the feature (among others) to non-Google Play Edition and non-Nexus devices, …Google adds “OK Google” voice search to Chrome betaTechie News all 55 news articles …read more Source: […]

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Michael O’Neill: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ deserves its Oscars 2014 accolades – Zap2it.com (blog)

Zap2it.com (blog)Just before that season premiere, during Sunday’s (March 2) Oscars, O’Neill will be rooting for “Dallas Buyers Club,” in which he portrays a Food and Drug Administration official who opposes AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s (Matthew McConaughey) use of a …Bob And Linda Read Internet Movie Reviews, Part Seven: Dallas Buyers ClubNPR (blog)Adam Dunn invited […]

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Oscars 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio and a series of unfortunate Oscar years – NDTV

NDTVLeonardo DiCaprio is one of the most famous and beloved members of the twilight zone peopled by actors whose greatness is acknowledged and celebrated by everybody except the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Just like Peter O’Toole (who …Luxury Oscar envelopes almost as prized as statuettesUSA TODAYOscar 2014 Best Editing Prediction: ‘American Hustle’ […]

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President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — Signaling his frustration with events in Afghanistan, President Obama ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to step up plans to withdraw all U.S. troops by January if Afghan leaders don’t sign a bilateral security agreement. In an unusually blunt …US planning full Afghan pullout, Obama tells KarzaiBBC NewsObama threatens Karzai with total […]

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Opening ceremony director pokes fun at Olympic rings malfunction – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – The creative director of the opening and closing ceremonies has a sense of humor. Konstantin Ernst showed up for the closing ceremony news conference Sunday morning in a white T-shirt with the Olympic rings. Well, four Olympic rings and …Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics endBoston.comSebastian Coe: Success of Winter Games can […]

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A Right Move After All? Whatsapp Purchase To Expand Facebook’s Consumer … – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaA right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the Middle East. A right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the Middle East. 2.5 5. Published February 23rd, 2014 – 13:18 GMT via …WhatsApp outage downs mobile messaging service for hoursITProPortalText pest: why Facebook buying WhatsApp […]

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WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See EXT6 for more on the acquisition.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much money phone carriers are losing out on as competitors let users text and …WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum joins ranks of Silicon Valley tech titansSan Jose […]

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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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Ethiopian Co-Pilot Hijacks Jet, Then Asks for Asylum in Geneva – New York Times

New York TimesPassengers evacuated the hijacked Boeing 767-300 on Monday after it was hijacked and diverted to Geneva. Richard Juilliart/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. GENEVA — The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet en route to Rome from …Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks plane to seek Geneva asylumBBC NewsCo-pilot hijacker surrenders, seeks asylumSydney Morning HeraldEthiopian […]

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AAP announces nationwide anti-graft campaign from February 23 – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: AAP on Saturday announced a nationwide anti-graft campaign against Congress and BJP from February 23. Arvind Kejriwal will kick-start the campaign from Haryana on Feb 23 and in UP on March 2. A day after Arvind Kejriwal stepped down as …Delhi Secretariat wears a deserted lookgulfnews.comArvind Kejriwal turns to Anna Hazare […]

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Lok Sabha polls in mind, BJP waits for LG Najeeb Jung’s move – Indian Express

Indian ExpressThe BJP on Friday described Kejriwal’s resignation as an attempt to “cover up” his government’s failure to fulfill promises, and questioned his moral authority. (Express Archive). Summary. The BJP has 32 MLAs along with SAD, which makes them the largest …Introduction of Lokpal Bill defeated amid chaos in Delhi AssemblyThe HinduWe tried to work […]

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First day box-office collection of ‘Gunday’ – Bollywood Mantra

Bollywood MantraAli Abbas Zafar directed and Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor starrer ‘Gunday’ hit the theatre worldwide on Valentine’s Day and the film fared well on the first day at the box–office. The film was welcomed with open arm at the single …Gunday’s Box Office Fate…Will it be Great?!Desimartini‘Gunday’ movie review, trailer video […]

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Believe in the impossible, says new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella – NDTV

NDTVSatya Nadella has been named the new Microsoft CEO. The Hyderabad-born introduced himself in an email sent to all Microsoft employees as someone ‘defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning’. Nadella said he wants to ‘change the world through …Satya Nadella’s e-mail to Microsoft staffTechCentral all 1 news articles …read more Source: Tech News […]

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Merkel Hits Out at Blanket Espionage By US, UK – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday hit out against blanket espionage by the U.S. and U.K. in her first major speech to parliament this year, although she appealed for goodwill rather than retaliation to repair the damage between the …Merkel criticises Britain and the US, saying countries who spy on their allies …Daily […]

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Exclusive: Google close to settling EU antitrust probe – sources – Reuters

ReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google is close to settling a three-year antitrust probe by European regulators after it offered “much better” concessions to allay concerns over blocking rivals from internet search results, two sources said on Wednesday. A settlement …Another day, another EU, Google settlement attempt: Third time’s the charm?ZDNetGoogle Close To Settling EU Antitrust Investigation […]

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BlackBerry rolls out 10.2.1 with renewed focus on productivity and enhanced … – Firstpost

FirstpostBlackBerry has rolled out an update to the BlackBerry 10 OS, releasing version 10.2.1 globally through operators. While it may seem like a smaller incremental update as compared to the move from 10.1 to 10.2, in reality 10.2.1 brings several new …BlackBerry releases major OS updateNews24BlackBerry 10 OS updated with new lock screen feature, offline […]

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Indian media: Rahul Gandhi’s words – BBC News

BBC NewsMedia in India are analysing Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s first major TV interview ahead of the general elections. Mr Gandhi is leading the party’s ‘ campaign for the elections due by May this year and many see his interview to the Times Now …Gandhi ridiculed after lacklustre TV showingFinancial TimesGujarat government abetted 2002 […]