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Microsoft unveils low-cost Surface 3 tablet

April 1, 2015 | 3:54 am | Agence France-Presse

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a low-cost version of its Surface tablet computer, cutting the screen size of the device which starts at $499.

IBM says to invest $3 billion in ‘Internet of Things’ unit

March 31, 2015 | 2:06 pm | Bill Rigby, Reuters

International Business Machines Corp said on Tuesday it will invest $3 billion over the next four years in a new ‘Internet of Things’ unit, aiming to sell its expertise in gathering and making sense of the surge in real-time data.

China’s Huawei Technologies 2014 profit grows 33 percent

March 31, 2015 | 1:52 pm | Yimou Lee, Gerry Shih, Reuters

China’s Huawei Technologies Ltd, the world’s No.2 telecommunications equipment maker, reported a 33 percent rise in profit for 2014, matching company guidance, as the global adoption of fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology boosted sales.

Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics agree to end legal disputes

March 31, 2015 | 1:37 pm | Se Young Lee, Reuters

South Korean rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday they have agreed to end ongoing legal disputes and work out future disagreements through dialogue.

VIDEO | Smart bracelet changes design with the touch of a button

March 31, 2015 | 11:46 am | Reuters video,

Interactive jewelry that allows users to change designs and doesn’t need charging.

Google unveils unified email for Android users

March 31, 2015 | 8:40 am | Agence France-Presse

Google said Monday it was updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single program.

Cuba wants more Internet access while keeping state control

March 31, 2015 | 8:26 am | Agence France-Presse

Cuba wants to boost public Internet access while keeping the Communist government’s control over it.

Another blogger hacked to death — police

March 30, 2015 | 5:42 pm | Shafiqul Alam, Agence France-Presse

Another blogger was hacked to death in the Bangladesh capital on Monday, with police arresting two suspects after the latest attack targeting independent writers.

New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism

March 30, 2015 | 9:48 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

While social media has empowered citizen journalism for years, the use of live video could become a powerful tool for these reporters and change the way people get news.

PARA WALA NANG TEXT SCAMS? | SIM card mandatory registration nears passage

March 29, 2015 | 12:14 am | Sammy F. Martin, Philippines News Agency

All prepaid subscribers need to register their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card should the proposed measure, which passed on second reading becomes a law.

Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop

March 28, 2015 | 12:49 pm | Agence France-Presse

Microsoft has purchased the office mobile app LiveLoop, which allows multiple users to collaborate on PowerPoint presentations simultaneously.

Intel in talks with Altera on tie-up

March 28, 2015 | 12:39 pm | Agence France-Presse

US tech giant Intel is in talks with rival Altera on a tie-up to broaden the chipmaker’s product line amid growth in Internet-connected devices.

The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea

March 27, 2015 | 6:53 pm | James Pearson, Reuters

A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep its people isolated — a symbol of change in one of the world’s most repressed societies.

STARTUP MILESTONE I ZipMatch raises $2.5 M in funding, eyes regional expansion

March 27, 2015 | 10:22 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

Real estate marketplace ZipMatch have secured $2.5 million (about P111 million) in funding which the company will capitalize on for expansion both in the Philippines and in the region.

Twitter launches Meerkat-killer app Periscope

March 27, 2015 | 9:55 am | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

Twitter on Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the rising online rival Meerkat.