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Google App for Android Gets Major Overhaul

Google revamped its Google+ Android app Monday sprucing up the social network’s mobile front door with a cleaner interface, more functions, and a promise of improved battery life. The Android app (now Version 2.1) is available for download at Android Market. Google’s Ben Eidelson announced the update on his Google+ account, noting that the app’s […]

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Lenovo’s revenue, PC shipments shoot up

Lenovo rode a strong PC upgrade cycle in its fiscal second quarter as sales surged more than 35 percent from a year ago. The company’s diversification into mobile devices is also starting to pay off as Lenovo became the No. 2 tablet maker in China. The company reported today a fiscal second-quarter profit of $145 […]

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The Mobile Shop gives Canadians something new to talk about

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ – Expanding its role in the Canadian wireless market, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) today announced plans to offer customers a full-service wireless shopping experience at The Mobile Shop, with a wide variety of post-paid mobile plan options. This move makes The Mobile Shop one of the biggest wireless retailers […]

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Traders Turn from Algos to Turrets as Volatility Rises

In volatile times, traders use turrets more, say two not entirely disinterested turret vendors. “I think it has to do with the way people react [to volatility] said Paul Metcalfe, head of voice trading solutions at Orange Business Solutions Trading Solutions. “They want to talk to various counterparties, touch base with different brokerages and maybe […]

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Catastrophe Becomes Art With 3D Printing

It’s been almost eight months since the massive 9.0 T?hoku earthquake hit Japan, leaving devastation in its wake. In an attempt to extract art and beauty out of that terrible event, British artist Luke Jerram has created a 3D-printed sculpture of the seismogram (the read-out from a seismometer) from that earthquake. Called the “T?hoku Japanese […]

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Lenovo delivers strong second quarter; ‘Optimistic’ about PC industry

Lenovo rode a strong PC upgrade cycle in its fiscal second quarter as sales surged more than 35 percent from a year ago. The company’s diversification into mobile devices is also starting to pay off as Lenovo became the No. 2 tablet maker in China. The company reported a second quarter profit of $145 million […]

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Darth Vader to Star in Dixons Retail’s Latest Multi-Million Pound Ad Campaign

LONDON, November 1, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ –   Dixons Retail, the UK’s leading electrical retailer, specialising in goods such as laptops, televisions and cameras, has today announced plans for a massive multi-million pound marketing campaign in another exclusive partnership with Lucasfilm.  Starring the formidable Darth Vader, the campaign highlights the outstanding in-store customer service experience […]

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Investor Sentiment Towards Hewlett-Packard Turning Upbeat Despite Wary Wall Street

The struggling and controversy-wracked Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) may get out of the doghouse sooner than expected. H-P’s stock has been in a downspin since mid-February when it traded at more than $49 a share, plunging to as low as $21 by late September. The stock has edged up only slightly since then, closing at $26 on Oct. 31.  However, sentiment among some big investors and several canny […]

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South Korea fines flat-panel LCD display makers

South Korea’s competition watchdog has fined 10 LCD makers a total of 195 billion won ($176 million) for allegedly holding secret meetings to keep the prices for flat screen displays artificially high. The 10 companies, which collectively held 80 percent market share for LCD screens, held more than 200 secret “crystal meetings” between 2001 and […]

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PC sales are in need of a reboot

1 November 2011 Last updated at 20:29 ET By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News Graphically detailed games such as Skyrim encourage consumers to splash out on a new PC Once upon a time when you wanted to use a computer you sat down in front of a desktop PC, turned it on and got […]

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