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NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'

12:28pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social…

Apple profits beat expectations

11:23pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million…

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

9:43pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Facebook reports growing earnings on surging mobile advertising revenue as chief finance officer David Ebersman…

Game-maker Zynga in widening loss

10:29pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Troubled online game-maker Zynga reports a loss of $61m, as founder Mark Pincus steps down as chief product officer.

Robot portable printer secures cash

2:28pm Wed 23 Apr 14

An Israeli start-up secures enough funds to put a pocket-sized robot printer into production.

Tesco Broadband faces double fault

4:19pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Tesco customers are frustrated by an email fault that coincided with a call centre glitch that meant they were unable…

Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

3:56pm Wed 23 Apr 14

US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire…

Future of the net debated in Brazil

10:20am Wed 23 Apr 14

Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is…

Google refunding buyers of fake app

6:09pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Google is refunding people who bought a fake anti-virus app through its Google Play store.

Russian social network founder fired

4:46pm Tue 22 Apr 14

The founder of Russian social network VKontakte says he has been fired and that his site has been taken over by allies…

Airbnb in court over housing laws

12:25pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Airbnb, the website that lets people rent their homes to holidaymakers, is to appear at the Supreme Court in New York.

'World's fastest' lift to be built

1:50pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Hitachi says it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou,…


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