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Moble apps

New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone.

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Michael Dell

EMC explores merger, holds talks with Dell, HP

Data storage products maker EMC Corp (EMC.N) held merger talks with rivals Dell Inc [DI.UL] and Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N), the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

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Oracle

When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair : analysts

If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp (ORCL.N)? Reuters asked a cast of Wall Streets analysts, and the verdict is dealmaker and finance guru Safra Catz.

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Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet CEO stands to lift stake via options: report

Oliver Samwer, chief executive and co-founder of Rocket Internet is in a position to increase his stake in the German venture capital firm under a stock options program that will be part of its planned stock market listing, a German magazine report said on Saturday.

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US Oil Drill

Turquoise Capital Corp. Announces Proposed Qualifying Transaction

Vigil was incorporated in British Columbia on June 4th 2010 and is a Burnaby BC based research and development company specializing in the development of wireless sensor networks.

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F-35 Fighter Jet

Lockheed delivers next version of F-35 logistics system

Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday said it has delivered the next version of the computer-based logistics system used to support the F-35 fighter jet to the U.S. military for flight testing.

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college student

New apps aim to make students more productive in new school year

Students eager to keep on top of classes, assignments and extra-curricular activities can turn to new apps to keep them organized as the new school year ramps up.

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Apple

Apple, Google appeal rejection of $325 million hiring settlement

Four technology companies including Apple and Google blasted a U.S. judge for rejecting a proposed $324.5 million settlement over hiring practices in Silicon Valley and asked an appeals court to intervene, according to a court filing.

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Google

Google starts quantum computing research project

Google Inc said a research team led by physicist John Martinis from the University of California Santa Barbara will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics.

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Swatch

Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.

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People wait on a street in front of an Apple store as they await sales of the new iPad in the Apple store in Munich in this March 16, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/Files

Apple working with NXP for pay-by-touch technology in new iPhone

Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.

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Snapchat

Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation: report

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Uber

Obama campaign manager is Uber’s new SVP for Policy and Strategy

Ride-sharing app platform company Uber announced on Tuesday the appointment of David Plouffe as its new Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy. Plouffe is a political strategist best known as Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008. He also served the White House as Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor from 2011-2013.

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VidMind

Russia's Trellas invests $30 million in VidMind

Israel-based VidMind has just received $30 million in financing from Trellas, one of Russia's largest independent retail groups, which has already invested over $30 million in Vidmind.

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iPhone 5S

Samsung vs. Apple: Apple is Winning the War?

Samsung and Apple have been battling it out in the smartphone arena for at least three years. The big question is: Who will conquer the world and get dominion in the consumer electronic business?

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