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Taiwan-based phone maker HTC Corp to turn to more affordable smartphones after last year's losses

HTC Corp intends to expand its range of more affordable smartphones after the losses it experienced last year for its high-end product offerings, Reuters reported.

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Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox temporarily halts withdrawals

Tokyo, Japan-based Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox announced on its site that it temporarily halted Bitcoin withdrawals to resolve a technical problem that arose from the increased withdrawal traffic.

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Apple pulls last Bitcoin mobile wallet from App Store

Tech giant Apple has cleared the App Store of all Bitcoin mobile wallet apps by pulling Blockchain from the store on Wednesday without a clear explanation for the move, but retained other non-wallet Bitcoin apps in the said store.

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Apple forays to sapphire crystal display manufacturing with purchases of furnaces, tools- report

Apple seems to be gearing up to go into sapphire crystal display manufacturing as documents reveal that the company is buying furnaces and chambers as well as tools for the purpose, TechCrunch reported citing a report from 9to5Mac and information from its own source.

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Paper CEO wants Facebook to change news app name

Georg Petschnigg, Chief Executive Officer of creativity tool Paper, wants Facebook to change the name of the new mobile news app that it launched last week, which is also called Paper.

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Vietnamese mobile game Flappy Bird hits top spot on app stores

Flappy Bird, a mobile game created by Hanoi-Vietnam-based developer Dong Nguyen of dotGears Studios, hit the top spot of free mobile apps in the Google Play and iOS app stores, mainly because it is very challenging and frustrating.

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Seattle beauty product startup Julep launches $75K crowdfunding campaign for bendable nail polishing tool

Seattle, US-based beauty product startup Julep launched a crowdfunding campaign on its website to raise $75,000 for a new bendable nail polishing tool to test the demand for the said product.

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Android still most popular mobile platform but Samsung is under pressure as competition heats up

Data showed that Android holds the top spot as the most popular mobile platform in the world but Samsung is clearly under pressure as local players step up their game, TechCrunch reported.

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Samsung inks 10-year patent deal with Google

Samsung, the world's biggest cellphone maker, inked a 10-year patent agreement covering all present and future technology patents with Google, the maker of Android operating system.

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NewStyle Salons adds seven Fantastic Sams in Fox Valley

Wisconsin-based firm Salon Management Enterprises has acquired Fantastic Sams' seven hair grooming outlets in the Fox Cities and Green Bay region for an undisclosed sum, to be upgraded and re-branded to its NewStyle Salons brand.

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Google Inc spends more than five biggest rivals combined in US in bid to grow to new markets- report

Compared to the spending of its five biggest US rivals combined, Google Inc has spent more money in the past two years in its effort to reach out to new markets, Bloomberg reported.

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Netherland's NXP Semiconductor CEO Richard Clemmer mulling over $1.5B in acquisitions

NSP Semiconductor Chief Executive Officer Richard Clemmer told Bloomberg that he is thinking of making as much as $1.5 billion in acquisitions of semiconductor companies that complement its core operations.

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Apple, Samsung agree to bring in mediator to resolve dispute before March trial

Apple and Samsung consented to have a mediator to help put an end to their patent disputes before their next trial will begin in March, Bloomberg reported.

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Apple's App Store 2013 sales reach over $10B in 2013

Sales of Apple's App Store surpassed the $10 billion mark last year, reinforcing its lead over Google's Play Store in the arena of mobile computing, the Financial Times reported.

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Apple snaps up Aussie photo startup SnappyLabs -reports

Tech giant Apple has purchases Australia-based startup SnappyLabs, a one-man team behind the photo app that augments iPhone's camera, according to earlier reports by TechCrunch and Recode.

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