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Huawei says ships 34 million smartphones in H1 globally, up 62 percent year-on-year

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.

Top 20 African tech startups, PesaPal, mobile services providers in the lead

Technology startups in Africa help mobile and internet usage increase and continually grow in the future. Currently, about 16 percent of the continent’s population has access to the internet and is increasing. This makes Africa a transformative potential in the digital world. Listed below are promising tech startup companies that show impressive development since its operation.

Amazon, Twitter, Instagram Bank on Their Logos for Success: What Makes them Standout

There is power in a great logo. Whether they are plain and simple or colorful and exuberant, the logo’s capability to bring a company extensive brand recognition and distinction is undeniable. They aim to get the trust, respect and energy in the forefront of consumers’ thoughts.

China regulator in anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software.

MIT Unveils Its Top Fifty Smartest Companies in 2014

The MIT Technology Review has recently released its list of the top companies from different fields of industry who have made impressive strides in its fields. The list showed companies who made dramatic developments in different fields, including engineering, agricultural technology, and the world wide Web.

Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website.

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.

Europe subdued, Russia shares tumble on new sanctions

The euro was stuck near its lowest level since November and Russian shares tumbled for a third straight day on Monday as new European sanctions for Moscow chilled the already frosty relationship between the two.

JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China

JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

Argentine default looms as time runs out for debt deal

Argentina looks set to default on its debt for the second time in 12 years next Thursday as negotiations with "holdout" investors seemingly go nowhere and neither side shows signs of blinking first, though a last minute deal can't be discounted.

IRA contributions: the perils of procrastination

Individual Retirement Account contributions are getting larger - an encouraging sign of a recovering economy and improved habits among retirement savers.

Russia takes aim at McDonald's burgers as U.S. ties worsen

McDonald's burgers and shakes may become the latest victims of worsening ties between Moscow and Washington after a Russian consumer watchdog agency accused the U.S. chain of sanitary violations.

EU reaches preliminary deal on Russia economic sanctions

European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said.

U.S. durable goods orders rebound, core capital goods rise

Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in June, pointing to momentum in the economy at the end of the second quarter.The Commerce Department said on Friday durable goods orders increased 0.7 percent as demand increased from transportation to machinery and computers and electronic products.

Amazon's heavy investing eats into bottom line, shares drop

Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.

Facebook goes express to mega-cap status - now valued more than AT&T, Coke

In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers.

Amazon's losses widen, shares drop

Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a 23 percent jump in revenue.

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