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Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird
Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird

The Vietnamese developer behind the smash-hit free game Flappy Bird has pulled his creation from online stores after announcing that its runaway success had ruined his "simple life".

Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird
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Google Doodle flies gay flag for Sochi Olympics

Google marked the Winter Games in Sochi by flying the gay flag in a search page Doodle that linked to a call for equality in the Olympic Charter.

Google Doodle flies gay flag for Sochi Olympics
Internet titans shine light on secret US requests
Internet titans shine light on secret US requests

Internet titans eager to regain the trust of users for the first time on Monday provided insight into numbers of secret requests for user data made by the US government.

Internet titans shine light on secret US requests
Google sheds Motorola in $2.91 bn deal with Lenovo
Google sheds Motorola in $2.91 bn deal with Lenovo

Google agreed Wednesday to sell Motorola to Chinese tech giant Lenovo for $2.91 billion, after a lackluster two-year effort to turn around the smartphone maker it bought for $12.5 billion.

Google sheds Motorola in $2.91 bn deal with Lenovo
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US, tech firms agree on spy agency data disclosure

The United States agreed to give technology firms the ability to publish broad details of how their customer data has been targeted by US spy agencies.

US, tech firms agree on spy agency data disclosure
Samsung, Google sign patent-sharing deal
Samsung, Google sign patent-sharing deal

Samsung said Monday it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google in a move to help the South Korean technology firm stave off potential patent disputes in the future.

Samsung, Google sign patent-sharing deal
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Google apologizes after online services stumble

Google apologized Friday after the Internet giant's widely used free email and an array of other services were disrupted by apparent software woes.

Google apologizes after online services stumble
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Facebook could fade out like a disease: researchers

Facebook is like an infectious disease, experiencing a spike before its decline, according to US researchers who claim the social network will lose 80 percent of users by 2017.

Facebook could fade out like a disease: researchers
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BlackBerry shares lifted by big Pentagon contract

BlackBerry shares leapt more than nine percent Tuesday as the troubled Canadian smartphone maker got a boost from news of contract to supply the US military with 80,000 new handsets.

BlackBerry shares lifted by big Pentagon contract
Defendant Cecilia Abadie smiles after appearing in traffic court to win her Google Glass case in San Diego January 16, 2014. ©Reuters/Mike Blake
US driver acquitted over Google Glass ticket

A US woman thought to be the first person to get a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass was found not guilty Thursday.

US driver acquitted over Google Glass ticket
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Google making sugar-sensing contact lens for diabetics

The Google lab known for working on unusual projects like self-driving cars is crafting a contact lens that could help diabetics manage blood sugar levels.

Google making sugar-sensing contact lens for diabetics
Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling
Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling

The Google lab behind augmented reality game "Ingress" is teaming with HarperCollins Publishers and top author James Frey for an Internet age adventure in storytelling.

Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling
Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn
Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn

Google on Monday announced that it is buying smart thermostat start-up Nest in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.

Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn
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Flagship Motorola smartphone headed for Europe

Motorola announced Tuesday that its flagship Moto X smartphone is heading for Europe.

Flagship Motorola smartphone headed for Europe
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Google says sorry to Germany over 'Adolf Hitler Square'

Google apologised Friday after a major square in Berlin regained its Nazi-era name "Adolf Hitler" on its popular online Maps page for a few hours.

Google says sorry to Germany over 'Adolf Hitler Square'
Vuzix Wrap 920AR glasses. Photo Courtesy of tested.com
Internet eyewear much in view at CES trade fair

While many of the digital glitterati thronging this week's Consumer Electronics Show were wearing Google's new Internet glasses, rival online eyewear products abounded among the trade stands.

Internet eyewear much in view at CES trade fair
Robots invade consumer market for play, work
Robots invade consumer market for play, work

The robots are coming, and they're here to help.

Robots invade consumer market for play, work
Tech tie-up says to launch phone system rival to iOS, Android
Tech tie-up says to launch phone system rival to iOS, Android

A new smartphone operating system developed by a global collaboration of tech firms to rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS will be launched in the next few months.

Tech tie-up says to launch phone system rival to iOS, Android
Internet-connected toothbrush makes CES debut
Internet-connected toothbrush makes CES debut

Brush smarter. That's the message from the makers of what is billed as the world's first Internet-connected toothbrush.

Internet-connected toothbrush makes CES debut
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Authors Guild appeals ruling in Google Books case

The Authors Guild is appealing a US judge's decision in a long-running case that cleared legal obstacles for Google's massive book-scanning project, court documents showed Monday.

Authors Guild appeals ruling in Google Books case

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