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Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata dead of cancer at 55
Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata dead of cancer at 55

Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at the age of 55.

Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata dead of cancer at 55
Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs, reorganizes phone unit
Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs, reorganizes phone unit

Microsoft announced plans to cut 7,800 jobs and write down the value of its struggling mobile phone division acquired last year from Nokia by some $7.6 billion.

Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs, reorganizes phone unit
Netflix announces film release dates in star-studded rollout
Netflix announces film release dates in star-studded rollout

Netflix revealed its latest rollout of star-studded new films, with movies featuring Idris Elba, Adam Sandler and Michelle Yeoh topping its list of releases in the coming months.

Netflix announces film release dates in star-studded rollout
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Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge

Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it is dabbling in video ads and sharing revenue with content creators, in a move that would compete with Google-owned YouTube.

Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge
Ambassador of China in Kazakhstan Zhang Hanhui .Photo © cntv.ru
Chinese Ambassador calls Kazakhstan to abandon Cold War mentality

The Ambassador of China in Kazakhstan Zhang Hanhui assured Kazakhstan that it should not fear Chinese expansion in agriculture.

Chinese Ambassador calls Kazakhstan to abandon Cold War mentality
Brazil's Petrobras slashes multi-year investment plan
Brazil's Petrobras slashes multi-year investment plan

Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras slashed its five-year investment plan by a whopping 77 billion dollars -- as it tries to recover from a massive corruption scandal.

Brazil's Petrobras slashes multi-year investment plan
Google self-driving prototype cars hit public roads
Google self-driving prototype cars hit public roads

Google said on Thursday that its self-driving prototype cars have taken to streets in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View where it has its headquarters.

Google self-driving prototype cars hit public roads
Italian Nutella maker to buy British rival Thorntons
Italian Nutella maker to buy British rival Thorntons

The board of British chocolate maker Thorntons said it had agreed a takeover deal by Italian rival Ferrero that values the firm at about £111.9 million.

Italian Nutella maker to buy British rival Thorntons
Twitter CEO Costolo out as growth pressure mounts
Twitter CEO Costolo out as growth pressure mounts

Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo is surrendering his post, handing the reins back to co-founder Jack Dorsey as the popular service struggles to boost its ranks of users.

Twitter CEO Costolo out as growth pressure mounts
Murdoch unveils gradual exit from media empire
Murdoch unveils gradual exit from media empire

Rupert Murdoch presented a succession plan at media-entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox, passing his chief executive job to his son James.

Murdoch unveils gradual exit from media empire
Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court
Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court

Nestle said it is challenging a ban imposed by India on its hugely popular Maggi instant noodles brand after tests showed they contained excessive levels of lead.

Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court
Google launches company to tackle city life woes
Google launches company to tackle city life woes

Google unveiled a company devoted to making a thriving business out of solving big-city problems such as overpriced housing and traffic-snarled streets.

Google launches company to tackle city life woes
Apple aims to become online music powerhouse
Apple aims to become online music powerhouse

Apple made its play to shake up online music with a new subscription service allowing users to stream songs, listen to playlists and connect with performers.

Apple aims to become online music powerhouse
Apple expected to turn up the music dial on Monday
Apple expected to turn up the music dial on Monday

Apple is expected to unveil a ramped up music service that builds on the iPhone maker's strengths in a challenge to Spotify, Pandora and other established players.

Apple expected to turn up the music dial on Monday
Nestle pulls Maggi noodles after India safety scare
Nestle pulls Maggi noodles after India safety scare

Nestle said it was withdrawing its Maggi instant noodles from sale in India after a scare over excess lead content.

Nestle pulls Maggi noodles after India safety scare
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IKEA to make home deliveries in all countries with stores

Swedish furniture giant IKEA announced that it would expand its online sales service to include home deliveries in all countries where it has stores.

IKEA to make home deliveries in all countries with stores
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Microsoft to buy German start-up behind Wunderlist app: report

Microsoft has agreed to acquire 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a Berlin-based startup behind the Wunderlist to-do list app, for between $100-200 million.

Microsoft to buy German start-up behind Wunderlist app: report
FIFA scandal: McDonald's, other World Cup sponsors concerned
FIFA scandal: McDonald's, other World Cup sponsors concerned

Key World Cup sponsors including McDonald's, Adidas and Budweiser expressed strong concerns after global football body FIFA was enveloped by a new corruption scandal.

FIFA scandal: McDonald's, other World Cup sponsors concerned
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McDonald's Japan updates menu, prices after food scandals

McDonald's Japan unveiled a limited revamp to its menu and pricing as the under-fire burger chain fights to restore its reputation

McDonald's Japan updates menu, prices after food scandals
Twitter-Google deal puts tweets in search results
Twitter-Google deal puts tweets in search results

Google and Twitter announced a partnership Tuesday to display tweets in search results, renewing a tieup that ended in 2011.

Twitter-Google deal puts tweets in search results