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Nokia to unveil cheaper Windows smartphone

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia will next week unveil a new, cheaper smartphone using Microsoft’sWindows Phone software, targeting a wider market for its new range of smartphones, two sources close to the company said. Cheaper phones are the key for Nokia and Microsoft in their battle to win a larger share of the market, analysts…

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom granted bail in N.Zealand

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom was freed on bail in a surprise move, after a New Zealand judge dismissed fears the internet tycoon would flee the country to escape US online piracy charges. The 38-year-old German national on Wednesday said he was relieved to be released following a month in custody after New Zealand police, cooperating with…

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom granted bail in N. Zealand

AUCKLAND — Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom was granted bail in New Zealand Wednesday after previously being kept behind bars over fears he would flee the country to escape US online piracy charges. The 38-year-old German national has been in custody since January 20, when New Zealand police, cooperating with a…

Barnes & Noble unveils $199 Nook Tablet

NEW YORK — US bookseller Barnes & Noble unveiled a new version of its Nook tablet computer Tuesday, a device with the same $199 price tag as Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The seven-inch (17.78-centimeter) Nook Tablet also has eight gigabytes of memory like the tablet released by online retail giant Amazon…

Microsoft claims Google undermined Internet Explorer privacy settings

Following a Wall Street Journal report last week which revealed that search giant Google had developed a way to bypass privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser, the head honchos at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) division started wondering if their competitor was doing the same to them. As it would turn…

Yahoo! seeks to avoid Indian lawsuit over content

Internet giant Yahoo! on Tuesday applied to be removed from a lawsuit lodged in an Indian court against social networking siteshosting allegedly offensive content. More than 20 Internet firms, including Google and Facebook, have been named in the case, which follows meetings between government ministers and the companies over material seen as offending Muslims or defaming…

Top Olympus executive found dead in India park: report

(Reuters) – A top executive of Japan’s scandal-ridden Olympus Corp has been found dead in a park outside New Delhi, an apparent suicide, The Times of India said Tuesday, quoting police. Tsutomi Omori, 49, who was head of Olympus’s medical equipment business in India, was found hanging from a boundary…

Doogie Howser, CEO: Silicon Valley says hello to teen startups

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Josh Buckley, chief executive of an online gaming start-up, is looking forward to next month’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, particularly for the parties and the accompanying schmoozing with industry A-listers. There’s one problem: Buckley, who will turn 20 this week on February 22, may…

Greek teen arrested over ministry cyber attack

ATHENS — Greek police said Monday they had arrested an 18-year-old suspected of hacking into the justice ministry’s website earlier this month, an attack claimed on behalf of online hackers group Anonymous. Two other boys aged 16 and 17 were also being sought over the case, police said. In the…

SOPA author demands ISPs keep user data for 18 months

Lawmakers in the U.S. and Canada are considering two different, yet distinctly similar bills that critics say would forever end the concept of online privacy. Both bills promise enhanced protections for children targeted by child pornographers on the Internet by mandating that Internet service providers (ISPs) maintain lengthy records of…

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