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Twitter had offered Instagram $525 million deal

(Reuters) / 17 December 2012 Weeks before he accepted a $1 billion buyout offer from Facebook Inc, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom had verbally agreed to a $525 million offer from Twitter, according to a report in The New York Times ...

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Google Maps makes its way back to the iPhone

(AP) / 13 December 2012 SAN FRANCISCO — Google Maps have found its way back to the iPhone. The world’s most popular online mapping system returned late on Wednesday with the release of the Google Maps’ iPhone app. The release ...

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Hard boiled egg that cooks itself in cartoon

Russian scientists have created a mini-carton that boils a perfect egg for you in only 2 minutes! The innovation is called the Gogol Mogol, named after a popular Russian egg dish. Though it’s a one-time use device, it’s made of ...

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App for weight loss

New York (Reuters): Mobile devices that let people track how much they eat and exercise may help them shed weight over and above the benefits of a typical weight-loss program, says a US study. Researchers writing in the Archives of ...

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iPhone 5 arrives in UAE in December 14

More than 50 countries to see the latest iPhone released in the market Cupertino, California: Apple on Monday announced that the iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7, with more than 50 additional countries being ...

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Facebook in talks to buy Whatsapp: Report

New Delhi – Whatsapp, the most popular online messenger for smartphones, may soon become yet another high-profile acquisition by Facebook, the biggestsocial network in the world. According to a report in technology blog TechCrunch, Whatsapp has already had talks with the social networking giant over an ...

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Intel launches new processor series

Computer chip maker Intel on Tuesday launched a new series of processors, Itanium 9500, which the company claimed is over two-times faster than its previous generation processors. The new Intel Itanium processor 9500 series is more than twice as powerful ...

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Google Maps coming to iOS 6 soon

CHENNAI, November 28, 2012: The iOS 6 Maps fiasco is well-documented. Apple CEO Tim Cook even posted a letter of apology on the official website for not living up to their own standards. Now Google Maps seems to be getting ready ...

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India to showcase Aakash-2 tablet at UN

United Nations, Nov 28 (PTI) : India will showcase the Aakash-2 tablet at the United Nations, amid clarification by the maker of the low-cost tablet over sourcing some parts from China. The tablet will be unveiled today in the presence ...

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Microsoft sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in a month: executive

Microsoft Corp has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in the month since the launch, according to one of the new co-heads of the Windows unit, setting a faster pace than Windows 7 three years ago. The sales number represents ...

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Lenovo all-in-one desktop launched; priced at Rs 26,000

Mumbai, November 14:Computer maker Lenovo on Wednesday said it has launched a compact all-in-one desktop targeted at small businesses. The new product called ‘ThinkCentre Edge 62Z’ is an option for traditional desktop users who are looking at a clutter-free workspace ...

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Sunita Williams to return from space today

Houston, November 18:Record-setting Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, along with two other cosmonauts, will return to Earth on Sunday, after four months in the orbit.

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Google’s Android is eating Apple’s lunch

Smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s Android software are devouring the mobile gadget market, eating into Apple’s turf by feeding appetites for innovation and low prices, analysts say. The Android operating system powered nearly three out of four smartphones shipped ...

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2G auction ends, government gets bids worth just Rs. 9,400 crore

New Delhi/Mumbai: India, battling a ballooning fiscal deficit, has raised less than a quarter of its 400 billion rupees target in the auction of second-generation (2G) mobile phone airwaves seen as too pricey by carriers. The low prices paid will ...

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