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NY Times Technology

Bits Blog: Zuckerberg, Speaking Chinese, Shows up at Beijing Forum


Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, gave a dramatic display of his interest in China, speaking in Chinese for about a half hour at a forum at Tsinghua University in Beijing.






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Q&A: Exporting Video From iPhoto


And tips on removing malicious software from browsers.






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Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots for Ebola


A problem is that mobile robots now lack the human levels of dexterity required in medicine and health care.
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Bits Blog: Twitter Offers Tool, Digits, to Sign In to Apps With Just a Phone Number


The social network unveiled a tool that software developers can use to let people more easily log on to smartphone apps.
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Reuters Technology News

Huawei says third-quarter smartphone shipments jump 26 percent

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] said third-quarter smartphone shipments jumped 26 percent on year with a doubling of shipments in the high-margin premium market dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.






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Apple CEO says to add 25 stores in China within two years: Sina

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company is planning to open 25 retail stores in China within the next two years, according to a Chinese transcript of an interview posted by web portal Sina.com.
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China's Xiaomi shifts some smartphone user data out of Beijing on privacy concerns

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations.






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Alibaba looking to expand Hollywood content offering: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is looking to expand its entertainment content offering on its Internet television set-top boxes through deals with studios in the United States, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
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SK Hynix third-quarter profit at record high on firm chip demand

SEOUL (Reuters) - SK Hynix Inc , the world's second-biggest memory chip maker, reported record quarterly profit for the July-September period as the launch of new smartphones and steady demand from the personal computer sector boosted earnings.






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