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When technology bites back
When technology bites back

From the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to the Chernobyl nuclear accident 30 years ago, technology has repeatedly confounded its creators.

When technology bites back
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TeliaSonera exiting Kazakhstan’s market

The decision to quit the region is driven by the Company’s efforts to ensure a greater value for the shareholders, clients and employees.

TeliaSonera exiting Kazakhstan’s market
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Mobile Internet speed in Kazakhstan increases

The average speed of mobile Internet in Kazakhstan has increased to 10.47 megabit per second.

Mobile Internet speed in Kazakhstan increases
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Mobile phone calls to become cheaper in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Investments and Development plans to continue lowering the mobile phone tariffs in Kazakhstan.

Mobile phone calls to become cheaper in Kazakhstan
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Free internet to become available in Astana buses

Astana residents and guests will be able to enjoy free Internet in the city's buses starting from July 1.

Free internet to become available in Astana buses
Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop
Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop

Microsoft said it has purchased the office mobile app LiveLoop, which allows multiple users to collaborate on PowerPoint presentations simultaneously.

Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop
Microsoft profit dips as revenue rises
Microsoft profit dips as revenue rises

Microsoft reported that its quarterly profit dipped but revenue increased in a sign that it is adapting to lifestyles centered on mobile devices and cloud services.

Microsoft profit dips as revenue rises
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Three Kazakhstani crews in Top-10 after 2nd stage at Africa Eco Race-2015

Three crews from Kazakhstan make it to Top-10 after Africa Eco Race-2015's 2nd stage.

Three Kazakhstani crews in Top-10 after 2nd stage at Africa Eco Race-2015
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Amazon cuts Fire phone price to ignite sales

Amazon slashed the price of Fire mobile phones that stalled after launch early this year, becoming a drag on the US online retail titan's bottom line.

Amazon cuts Fire phone price to ignite sales
Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies
Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies

Mobile security firm Lookout warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software.

Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies
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Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps

Twitter set out to weave itself into mobile applications with a free "Fabric" platform to help developers build better programs and make more money.

Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps
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Mobile phones to be used to make payments

The new legislation will cover new types of payments. It will set a legal framework for mobile carriers to make payments, using the subscribers’ accounts: Central Bank official.

Mobile phones to be used to make payments
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'Super' battery being developed in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani scientists have developed a battery with a capacity times higher than in those currently available.

'Super' battery being developed in Kazakhstan
Mobile app spyware developer indicted on US charges
Mobile app spyware developer indicted on US charges

The head of a Pakistani company which created an app called StealthGenie allowing users to spy on other people's mobile devices.

Mobile app spyware developer indicted on US charges
Kazakhstani internet connection 2nd fastest among CIS
Kazakhstani internet connection 2nd fastest among CIS

Kazakhstani internet connection is second by speed among post soviet countries.

Kazakhstani internet connection 2nd fastest among CIS
Mobile use bad for school test scores: Japan study
Mobile use bad for school test scores: Japan study

Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes.

Mobile use bad for school test scores: Japan study
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Uber pulls into mobile dining and travel apps

Uber teamed up with smartphone applications as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself in mobile lifestyles.

Uber pulls into mobile dining and travel apps
China Mobile net profit drops 8.5% on competition, regulation
China Mobile net profit drops 8.5% on competition, regulation

China Mobile said its half-year net profit fell by 8.5 percent, blaming the downturn on fierce competition and market reforms.

China Mobile net profit drops 8.5% on competition, regulation
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Kazakhstan to introduce mobile signature in 2015

Mobile signature generated on a SIM-card will be introduced in Kazakhstan in 2015.

Kazakhstan to introduce mobile signature in 2015
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Accused Android app pirates face criminal charges

US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices.

Accused Android app pirates face criminal charges