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Alibaba’s latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brands John Ruwitch, Reuters · Monday, May 25, 2015 | 9:47 am

Amazon now paying tax on German sales in Germany — report Agence France-Presse · Monday, May 25, 2015 | 9:30 am

VR WORLD | Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free Reuters video, InterAKsyon.com · Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 5:14 pm

VR WORLD | Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free Reuters video, InterAKsyon.com · Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 5:14 pm

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Alibaba's latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brands Monday, May 25, 2015 | 9:47 am |

Criticised and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.

Amazon now paying tax on German sales in Germany -- report Monday, May 25, 2015 9:30 am | Agence France-Presse

Online retailer Amazon has started paying tax on profits from its sales to German customers in Germany instead of in Luxembourg, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging Monday, May 25, 2015 9:26 am | Reuters

Carmaker Daimler announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.

Websites for mobile phones in Vietnam underdeveloped Monday, May 25, 2015 1:22 am | Xinhua

Companies in Vietnam are being urged to develop mobile websites, given the enormous potential of mobile e-commerce in the country, Vietnam News Agency reported Friday.

35,000 Belgian companies in danger from hackers Monday, May 25, 2015 1:11 am | Xinhua

Cyber criminals have devised ways of infecting the computers of thousands of Belgian companies, De Tijd reported.

BREAKING NEWS as of May 25, 2015 1:48 am

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BlackBerry cuts jobs worldwide as it consolidates businesses

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business.

Euan Rocha, Anannya Pramanick, Reuters Sunday, May 24, 2015 | 12:41 am

Microsoft, Salesforce talks fell through on pricing -- CNBC

Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held “significant talks” this spring but failed to agree on a price, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Devika Krishna Kumar, Amya George Tharakan, Reuters Sunday, May 24, 2015 | 12:33 am

Adult online dating site reports data security breach of member information

An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of some of its 64 million members, the company said.

Victoria Cavaliere, Reuters Saturday, May 23, 2015 | 10:41 pm

NBI promises no more long queues with new online system

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has vowed that Filipinos may no longer have to suffer through long queues for getting their NBI clearance with the implementation of its new online system.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Friday, May 22, 2015 | 4:20 pm

Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations

Russia’s media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules.

Maria Tsvetkova, Eric Auchard, Reuters Friday, May 22, 2015 | 4:09 pm
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VR WORLD | Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free

The world’s first eye-tracking virtual reality headset lets users interact with the environment just by looking at it.

Reuters video, InterAKsyon.com Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 5:14 pm

MiLi innovates storage solution

The iData is a external storage device that allows you to store all of your music, movies and other important files on a convenient, swappable drive.

Text and photos by Dino Ray V. Directo III Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 1:40 am

BLACKBERRY CLASSIC | The key is in the keyboard

It’s hard to talk about a particular BlackBerry model without talking about the company itself. Still, the Classic is the best smartphone in the BlackBerry stable.

Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com Friday, May 15, 2015 | 9:27 am

WD launches new cloud-based storage products

Western Digital launched four new products to provide additional storage and management solutions for creative professionals and small businesses.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 7:34 am

Lenovo to sell A7000 smartphone exclusively on Lazada

Lenovo has launched its A7000, a smartphone that sports an enhanced audio capability, in an exclusive partnership deal with online retailer Lazada.

Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 12:45 am