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Video Games Could One Day Replace Job Interviews

Forget Google-style brain busters and followup interviews, the best way to vet potential employees may just be through a video game.<p>Some companies -- like Xerox and Shell, for instance -- are considering sorting potential job candidates using a video game to compile and analyze data about …

Nokia's phone business ends not with a bang, but with a whimper

2013 is the last year that we'll see Nokia in its current form, as the world-famous handset business should be hived-off to become part of Microsoft's corporate family in the next few months. But how did it do in the last quarter? Not particularly well, it seems, but it's hard to judge how badly, …

App Revenue In Asia Grew A Massive 162% In 2013, Driven By Google Play

Over the past two years, Asia has emerged as the world’s top marketplace for apps–and it’s still growing. Revenue in Asia rose by a massive 162% in 2013, “annihilating” growth in all other continents, according to a new report by Distimo. Furthermore, that increase was fueled in large part by …

South Korea Reveals Plans for 5G

4G and even LTE-Advanced seem so last generation now that South Korea has revealed plans to build a 5G network. According to Yonhap News, the country’s communications technology ministry will put in 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) and work with local firms through 2020.<p>The 5G network is expected to …

First ThinkPads, now servers: Lenovo buys more of IBM for $2.3 billion

Lenovo, the Chinese PC vendor that just can't stop growing, has today added another component to its expanding empire by agreeing to buy IBM's x86 server business for $2.3 billion. Initially rumored almost a year ago, the price of this deal is below the expected range, with IBM apparently keen to …

Two New iPhones With Screens Larger Than 4.5" and 5" Coming This Year

The next generation of iPhones, expected to be released this fall, will include new phones with significantly larger screens, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. It's been widely expected that Apple will launch an iPhone with a larger screen, but this is the first solid indication …

Huawei’s ‘phablet’ takes off globally, doesn’t seem so crazy after all

China’s emergence as a global tech player is a continuing trend in consumer electronics, and the rise of China’s Huawei is a prime example.<p>The company wants to be a global brand in tech products and will continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market, Colin Giles, executive vice president at …

Spotify brings unlimited free music streaming to desktop app and web

After bringing free shuffled music streaming to its phone and tablet apps last month, Spotify on Wednesday announced unlimited free music streaming …

German Teen Raped in India on Her Way to do Charity Work

An 18-year-old German was allegedly raped on Friday after falling asleep on a train heading to Chennai in southeastern India, where she was going to …

Chinese villagers build £1.3 million 'money wall'

Chinese media says the village in the country's southwest became rich after locals invested in pig farms, cherry growing and hydroelectric energy<p>Rural farmers from southwest <b>China</b> have become instant celebrities at home after building a £1.3 million "money wall" in their village with rectangular …