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Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones: WSJ

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In China, Apple's focus pays off while Samsung feels squeeze

The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. Read More...

Swatch Group denies working with Apple on smartwatch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions. Read More...

Google under fire from regulators over response to EU privacy ruling

Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens will come under fire from the continent's privacy watchdogs on Thursday, after the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only. Read More...

Europe's Central Bank says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected. Read More...

Nokia's fortunes brighten on heavy network spending

Nokia surprised investors with strong quarterly earnings and raised its full-year profit margin forecast as network operators install more powerful systems to cope with surging mobile data traffic. Read More...

No evidence of health risks due to cellphone radiation exposure: NAST -- Newsbytes.ph

There is no conclusive evidence at present indicating that exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from cellular phones poses a definite risk to human health. Read More...

More govt agencies now use cloud computing -- iGovPhil

Twenty government agencies are now using the Government Cloud, and more are expected to use to platform according to the Department of Science and Technology's Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil). Read More...

Carmudi releases Android app, optimistic on PH auto market

Online automobile marketplace Carmudi of the Rocket Internet group has launched its Android application, with company officials optimistic of their growth prospects in the Philippine market. Read More...

Chinese blogger given 6.5 years for 'rumour-mongering'

A Chinese blogger known for criticising the ruling Communist Party was sentenced Wednesday to six-and-a-half years in jail, state media said, as authorities pursue a crackdown on online "rumours". Read More...

SK Hynix posts near 30% drop in Q2 net profit

South Korea's SK Hynix said Thursday its second-quarter net profit tumbled nearly 30 percent from a year ago on falling memory chip prices. Read More...

Facebook beats Wall Street targets, stock hits record high

Facebook Inc's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 percent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday. Read More...

Flaws could expose users of privacy-protecting software, researchers say

Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden, just two days after widely used anonymity service Tor acknowledged a similar problem. Read More...

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Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones: WSJ

Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones. Read More...

China's Xiaomi announces latest flagship Mi 4 smartphone

China's Xiaomi unveiled on Tuesday its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Read More...

BlackBerry launches Z3 in the Philippines

Canadian telecom company BlackBerry Limited has launched in the local market their newest smartphone, the Z3. Read More...

VIDEO | Parking your car such a hassle? This robot will do it for you

Travellers rushing to Dusseldorf Airport in Germany can reduce their travel time to and from the airport by using an automated parking attendant called ''Ray.'' Read More...

Samsung PH launches newest premium tablet Galaxy Tab S

Samsung Electronics Philippines, Corp (Sepco) has officially launched in the local market their newest and most premium tablet to date, the Galaxy Tab S. Read More...

Epson releases direct-to-garment printer

Japanese company Epson has released a direct-to-garment printer in hopes of mining the growing textile industry. Read More...

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VIDEO | Bigger Apple phone, bigger orders

Apple is asking suppliers to make 70 to 80 million units of its new larger screen iPhone, a lot more initially than its current model. Read More...

VIDEO | Parking your car such a hassle? This robot will do it for you

Travellers rushing to Dusseldorf Airport in Germany can reduce their travel time to and from the airport by using an automated parking attendant called ''Ray.'' Read More...

VIDEO | Toys with hi-tech poise for Christmas

Always ahead of the game, retailers are already thinking about how they're going to cash in on Christmas. Read More...

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