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Asia’s biggest tech fair opens in Japan

Smartphones detecting bad breath and radiation, twistable remote controls and a super-thin tablet computer featured among the cutting-edge gadgets at Asia’s biggest tech fair in Japan on Tuesday. Around 600 firms unveiled their innovations at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (Ceatec) exhibition in Chiba, near Tokyo, expected to draw 200,000 visitors during its five-day run,…

Cloud computing disappoints early adopters: survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Few organizations have moved to cloud computing — the delivery of computing as a service from remote centers — and of those that have, many are disappointed with the results, a survey published on Tuesday found. Fewer than one in five organizations questioned have outsourced the hosting…

Apple chief Cook to debut hot new iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s Tim Cook is expected to kick off his reign as chief executive on Tuesday by unveiling a hot new iPhone model that some analysts are predicting will be a bestseller. Cook will be filling the shoes of legendary Apple co-founder and pitchman Steve Jobs, who surrendered…

Yahoo! in online news partnership with ABC

Yahoo! is teaming up with ABC News in a bid to create a digital news powerhouse. Yahoo! and ABC News said their “strategic online news alliance,” which was unveiled at the ABC News studios in Manhattan’s Times Square on Monday, will reach more than 100 million US users each month.…

BRICs push for bigger say in running of internet

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Campaigners for a loosely regulated Internet are alarmed at the risk to Web freedom from fast-growing BRIC and other emerging economies seeking more say in how the online realm is policed. They fear tighter government control by authoritarian countries will strangle the liberal culture which has allowed…

Alibaba chief ‘interested’ in buying Yahoo!

The head of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba is “interested” in buyingYahoo! and has been approached by private equity firms and other groups about doing a deal, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Jack Ma, chief executive of Alibaba, China’s top online retailer, was quoted as making the comments at a “China 2.0″ event at Stanford University on Friday, according to…

Government simulates cyber attack for training

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Reuters) – The lights went out. Hackers had infiltrated the chemical company’s computer network. The firm’s own experts ran around from computer to computer trying to fight back and regain control. “We’re flying blind,” the chief executive of the fictitious ACME chemical company said. The cyber attack…

Nestle designs TV ad to appeal directly to dogs

GENEVA — The world’s biggest food company Nestle is seeking to conquer the dog food market with special advertising targeted at men’s best friend. “Nestle Purina has created the first-ever television commercial especially for dogs,” it said in a statement. “The TV commercial to be screened on Austrian television uses…

AT&T to cut off bandwidth for some ‘unlimited’ data subscribers

Beginning Saturday, telecom giant AT&T will start “throttling,” or slowing down, the bandwidth of some of its most loyal “unlimited” mobile data subscribers, which the network blames for their service’s overall poor performance. The company announced its intent back in July, and accused their most frequent users of degrading service…

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