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Microsoft launches personal Office subscription, including iPad editing, for $7 per month

According to a tweet from Microsoft(s msft), 12 million people downloaded the Office iPad(s AAPL) app in the first week since it launched on March …

A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they'd been called together for an all-hands meeting.<p>At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down. Next to him stood …

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Amazon’s smartphone reportedly breaks cover for the camera

It hasn’t even been a week since rumors popped up about a June announcement for Amazon’s(s amzn) smartphone, but there are already leaked photos of …

Microsoft Cortana will not be available in Asia at launch

The latest Windows Phone 8.1 update will make its way to most Windows handsets in the new few months. But if you live in Asia, chances are that some of the more exciting features, such as the Cortana virtual voice assistant, will be missing.<p>This should come as no surprise to most users in Asia. …

Europe votes to kill roaming charges and enshrine net neutrality

If you've heard of the European politician Neelie Kroes, it's likely been in the context of her long-waged war for a more open internet, including a ban on mobile roaming charges. Well, following a vote by the European Parliament, Kroes' demands are no longer hot air. So long as the legislation …

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FORTUNE — The backlash to Facebook’s planned $2 billion acquisition of reality headset maker Oculus VR has been swift and vehement.<p>No surprise there — users frequently complain when a beloved service or app gets snapped up by a larger company. Users revolted when Facebook (FB) bought Instagram. …

Jury slaps $41M copyright verdict on MP3Tunes founder

Michael Robertson, an early innovator in cloud-based music services, can’t catch a break in court. A jury last week found that Robertson had ignored …

Carbon Dioxide leak kills Samsung factory worker

Korean news agency <i>Yonhap News</i> is reporting that a gas leak at a Samsung plant in southern Seoul has left one worker dead. A malfunction in the factory's fire extinguishing system released carbon dioxide after it mistakenly detected fire, asphyxiating a 52-year-old man working in the area. It's the …

Samsung 'Very Puzzled' as Galaxy S5 Launches Early in Korea

As of today, Samsung Galaxy S5 is available with South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom. The problem with that is that Samsung had not …

Researchers find Android apps that covertly mine Dogecoin, one of them with more than a million downloads

Two apps in the Play Store, one of them with more than a million downloads, are mining cryptocurrency whenever the device is plugged in for charging.<p>Identified by the researchers of security firm Trend Micro, the apps are some of the first malware found in the Play Store that uses virtual currency …

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This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

NSA Targeted China Telecom Giant Huawei

The report comes from a document provided by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and disclosed by the New York Times and Der Spiegel. It will add to embarrassment in US government circles, in light of an October 2012 US House of Representatives intelligence committee report which said US firms …

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Meet fashionable wearable tech: Cuff and Epiphany

In the growing world of wearable technology, most of what's come out so far is way more geek than chic. Sure, Google Glass has shown up on the runway, but we have yet to see a truly head-turning blend of high tech and haute-couture. Deep inside the hoodie-clad hills surrounding the Silicon Valley …

If The iPhone 5C Is Such A Flop, Why Is It Outselling The Vast Majority Of Android Phones?

According to the data, Apple was the most dominant presence in the U.S. market at the end of last year, with the iPhone 5s taking the top spot across AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile between a three month period ending in November. What people might find surprising despite the negative reports is …

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Google fights back against “top ten Glass myths” | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Google has fired off a new salvo in its campaign to convince the world that Glass is cool rather than creepy.<p>A month after telling …

Australia Continues Search for MH370, but Hasn't Found Anything Yet

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Late Wednesday night, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said satellite images had revealed …