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Photo-saving service Snapsaved.com claims hackers stole Snapchat images

(Reuters) – Snapsaved.com, a website which allows users to save images sent via Snapchat, claimed on Monday that hackers had breached its servers and made off with some 500 megabytes of photographs. The claim by the little-known website sheds some light on reports in past days that hackers were preparing …

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Samsung Electronics CEO Hoses Down Chip War Fears

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd does not expect a price war to break out in the semiconductor industry next year even though it is ramping up capacity, the chief executive of the world’s biggest memory chip maker said on Tuesday. “We’ll have to wait and see how things will go next …

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Intel Gains a New Ally in Mobile Chip Wars

For more than a decade, China has targeted semiconductor design and manufacture as a major focus of its industrial policy. Activity has picked up markedly over the past year with a spate of cross-border mergers and cooperation deals. “We’ve entered an inflection point where government policy has started to work …

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Internet Caretaker ICANN to Soon Escape US control

The head of the private agency entrusted with running the Internet said Monday that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late next year. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) chief Fadi Chehade expressed his confidence in the move during a press briefing at …

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Google set to lead $500 million investment in Magic Leap

(Reuters) – Google Inc and other investors are planning to invest about $500 million in hardware and software developer Magic Leap Inc to deliver “cinematic reality”, technology website Re/Code said, citing sources. Google is leading the funding round for the company, the website cited sources as saying. (on.recode.net/1tXLKnb) Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz may be …

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7 Million Dropbox Account Passwords Leaked

Hundreds of Dropbox passwords have been leaked online to Reddit, courtesy of a massive hack. If you use Dropbox, you may want to change your password now, to avoid any harm that may come out of this event. A post on Reddit, with files to hundreds of Dropbox usernames and …

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Russian Hackers Target Nato, Ukraine and Others: iSight

Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. ISight said it did not know what data had been found by the …

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GoPro Shares Drop After Journalist Links Camera to Schumacher’s Injuries

GoPro Inc’s shares fell as much as 16 percent on Monday after a French journalist suggested that Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher’s injuries in a ski accident last year might have been caused by a wearable camera made by the company. “The problem for Michael was not the hit, but …

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Facebook Inc tops US$200-billion market value

Facebook Inc.’s market value exceeded US$200 billion to put it among the world’s biggest corporations, as investors bet on the company to capitalize on the future of mobile advertising. Facebook shares rose 0.8% to US$77.89 at Monday’s close in New York, valuing the company at US$201.6 billion, according to data …

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Apple Watch Leaves Fashion World Divided

Apple Inc’s newly unveiled smartwatch on Tuesday split fashion arbiters who may prove pivotal to its broad acceptance. Many praised the “Apple Watch”, priced from $349 when it debuts next year, for its clean aesthetic, but some bloggers and editors said the watch had a masculine aura, which would limit its allure …

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Microsoft Near Deal to Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang

Microsoft Corp. MSFT +0.62% is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular “Minecraft” videogame, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The deal would be valued at more than $2 billion and could be signed as early as this week, the person said. A Microsoft spokesman …

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iOS 8 to Be Available for Download on September 17

Apple on Wednesday announced that iOS 8 will be available for the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and the iPad mini with Retina display, starting September 17. However, Apple states that SMS Continuity will be available as a free update to iOS 8 in October, and …

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Apple Revises iCloud Service Pricing

Apple on Tuesday finally announced its iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, putting an end to months of leaks and rumours. Though not announced at the event, the Cupertino firm has also revised the price tiers of its iCloud service, which has recently been in the news for its role in enabling …

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Apple to Charge Banks in New Payment System

Apple Inc will charge fees from banks every time consumers use their iPhone to make purchases, a move that will give the company a cut of the growing mobile payments market, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the arrangement. The new iPhones will come equipped with the payments service, …

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Intel, Dell Showcase ‘Thinnest Tablet in the World’ at IDF 2014

Intel kicked off its annual developers conference in San Francisco on Tuesday with a bunch of varied announcements. Prominent amongst those was a new Android tablet unveiled in partnership with Dell that the two companies are touting as the ‘thinnest tablet in the world.’ The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Android Tablet …

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