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Two unreleased BlackBerry phones canceled 0

It is another blow to the company formerly known as Research In Motion. Not only BlackBerry had to cancel its conference this year, the struggling mobile company also decided to

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Snapchat snags ex-Facebook exec as COO 0

Tech blog AllThingsD has reported that Snapchat, the startup famous for rejecting Facebook’s $3 billion offer, has acquired a former Facebook executive as the company’s new COO. Taking on the

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Apple receives $290M from Samsung after patent dispute 1

Apple wins again in its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung. A U.S. federal jury finds the South Korean company guilty of breaching Apple-owned patents involving technology featured in iPhones and

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Apple accepts water-damaged iPhones for trade-in 0

Apple has updated its recycling trade-in program, allowing users whose iPhones were water-damaged to trade in for cash. Previously, iPhones that have been accidentally soaked in water or other liquids

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BlackBerry fires CEO, abandons buyout deal 0

BlackBerry never seems to catch a break. After several companies attempt to buyout the struggling smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry decides to cancel it altogether and fire its CEO Thorsten Heins. The

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Ashton Kutcher becomes Lenovo employee 0

PC manufacturer Lenovo made a surprise announcement on Twitter last Tuesday as the company introduced its latest employee, and it’s no ordinary wage slave. Lenovo posted a photo of its

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Amazon MatchBook: Digital books at a discount 0

Amazon has officially launched its MatchBook program, which allow users of the Kindle tablet or app to download any digital copy of physical books purchased in Amazon at a discount.

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Facebook allegedly tries to acquire Snapchat 0

A recent report from The Wall Street Journal claims that Facebook has offered $1 billion to acquire Snapchat, but CEO Evan Spiegel turned it down. WSJ’s sources swear it happened,

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Samsung reports Q3 profit of $9.6 billion 0

Samsung Electronics has posted a record third-quarter operating profit of $7.6 billion, a uptick of 25 percent. The South Korean technology company credits its success on increased sales of cheaper

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Samsung fined $340K for “unfair online campaign” 0

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has penalized Samsung Electronics with a $340,000 fine for commiting what officials consider as unfair online campaign against HTC. A report from BBC states that Samsung

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