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Nokia to cut up to 10,000 jobs globally by end of 2013

Finland’s Nokia, one of the world’s biggest mobile phone makers, on Thursday cut its outlook and said it planned 10,000 job cuts by the end of 2013 amid massive additional cost-saving measures. “These planned reductions are a difficult consequence of the intended actions we believe we must take to ensure…

Twitter widens window to links in tweets

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter added Wednesday to the array of online content people could preview in messages without having to click on links included in tweets. People who access the one-to-many text messaging service online at twitter.com or mobile.twitter.com were provided more opportunities to “expand tweets” with looks at pictures,…

Saab saved from bankruptcy to exclusively make electric cars

Saab is to be reborn as an electric car manufacturer focused on China under rescue plans drawn up by a Chinese-born entrepreneur. One of Scandinavia’s best known industrial brands is being bought out of bankruptcy by National Electric Vehicle Sweden. Kai Johan Jiang, the chief executive and main owner of…

Google street view engineers say they were unaware of data breach

Google has published sworn declarations from nine engineers, as the company tries to answer claims it orchestrated a cover-up of its collection of personal data from millions of internet users. Nine engineers involved in the controversial Street View project said they were unaware it had been designed to capture private…

ICANN reveals new top-level domains in London

Proposed new top-level domains for internet addresses to rival .com and .uk will be revealed in London on Wednesday. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) received 1,930 proposals for 1,410 different internet suffixes by the 30 May deadline. There are already about 300 suffixes in use. The…

How Microsoft and Yahoo are selling politicians access to you

Microsoft and Yahoo are selling political campaigns the ability to target voters online with tailored ads using names, Zip codes and other registration information that users provide when they sign up for free email and other services. The Web giants provide users no notification that their information is being used…

Feature phone app focuses on online freedom

For people living in countries where the the government monitors and censors the Internet, help is on the way. It may be in a smartphone app or it could be a clandestine wireless network that looks innocuous but allows people to communicate out of the view of government censors. A project funded…

Apple fends off Android challenge with maps and Siri

Apple says it is planning to rev up the software running its coveted gadgets, training its sights on the China market — and tossingGoogle Maps aside in the process. Apple used its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San francisco Monday to show off upgrades to the software running iPhones, iPads, and iPod…

New app gives early warning of mean messages

Computer scientists have developed a mobile phone app that can predict the tone of incoming messages before a user reads them so that they are not caught off guard by angry or hostile words. The Android phone app “Stress @ Work”, created at the University of Portsmouth, colour codes messages so people have…

Apple fends off Android challenge with maps, Siri

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple said Monday it was making its own maps for iPhones and iPads as it revved up its mobile gadget operating system in a drive to outdistance rivals powered by Google’s Android software. Apple chief Tim Cook kicked off the California company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)…

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