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Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize

2:21am Tue 22 Jul 14

Chinese team NewBee takes home $5m in prize money after winning the world's most lucrative gaming contest.

Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry

2:03am Tue 22 Jul 14

Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.

MH17: Facebook scams exploit crash

3:19pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Links masquerading as posts about the recent Malaysia Airlines crash lead users to pornographic sites and spamming…

Netflix profits double to $71m

9:39pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same…

Point-blank Taser use questioned

12:49am Tue 22 Jul 14

The police watchdog raises "major concerns" over the use of Tasers at point-blank range, saying the technique is…

EE apologises over 'spam' texts

4:54pm Mon 21 Jul 14

A technical issue at Orange, one of EE's brands, meant some customers were sent dozens of identical marketing texts.

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor

6:01am Tue 22 Jul 14

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

Technical problems plague BBC sites

5:35pm Mon 21 Jul 14

The BBC says the technical problems that hit the iPlayer and other online services over the weekend have been resolved.

Software uni to meet skills shortage

7:37am Tue 22 Jul 14

Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in…

UK anti-piracy action set to begin

12:29am Sat 19 Jul 14

People in the UK who persistently pirate music and movies will soon start getting emails warning them that their…

China's Huawei sees sales jump 19%

6:31am Mon 21 Jul 14

Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei reports a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn)…

Apple criticised over in-app cash

11:22am Fri 18 Jul 14

Apple is criticised by the European Commission for not offering any "concrete and immediate" plans to stop users being…


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