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Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment

South Korea's Samsung announced the launch of its mobile payment service in China, a market its arch-rival Apple entered six weeks ago.

Samsung follows Apple with launch in China of mobile payment
Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters
Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters

Twitter may soon lift its 140 character limit on tweets. 10,000 character tweets could be available as soon as March.

Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters
'Star Wars' movies to be released online
'Star Wars' movies to be released online

The six original "Star Wars" movies are being released online in digital form for the first time, the studios behind the iconic franchise has announced.

'Star Wars' movies to be released online
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Halo Online to be open for Kazakhstani gamers

Halo franchise has made free Halo Online FPS available to Kazakhstan and other former Soviet countries.

Halo Online to be open for Kazakhstani gamers
Madina Bassbayeva and Bakhtiyar Adamzhan (Spartacus). Photo © Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Astana Opera tours Italy with Spartacus: Tengrinews streams live

The Astana Opera ballet company from Kazakhstan is currently touring Italy.

Astana Opera tours Italy with Spartacus: Tengrinews streams live
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YouTube goes online for second Music Awards

The YouTube Music Awards are undergoing an overhaul for their second edition next year, scrapping a star-studded gala and instead looking at videos' online buzz.

YouTube goes online for second Music Awards
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Hachette, Amazon end nasty feud with deal on book sales

Publisher Hachette and Amazon ended an acrimonious feud over online book sales.

Hachette, Amazon end nasty feud with deal on book sales
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Online care center Friend opens in Kazakhstan to prevent teen suicides

An online support center Friend aimed at decreasing the number of suicides among children and teens in Kazakhstan has opened in Almaty.

Online care center Friend opens in Kazakhstan to prevent teen suicides
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
Hachette pushes back after Amazon alleges price fixing‎
Hachette pushes back after Amazon alleges price fixing‎

Hachette Book Group defended itself against accusations of pushing up prices for e-books amid a dispute with online retail giant Amazon.

Hachette pushes back after Amazon alleges price fixing‎
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Pregnancy tests with 100% accurate positive results

100% positive pregnancy tests are now available in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan.

Pregnancy tests with 100% accurate positive results
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Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan

US online giant Amazon unveiled a Netflix-style subscription plan for unlimited access to e-books, a move which could shake up the world of publishing.

Amazon launches unlimited e-book subscription plan
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FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacy meds

The US Justice Department announced that package-delivery giant FedEx has been indicted for allegedly facilitating the distribution of controlled substances and prescription drugs sold by illegal online pharmacies.

FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacy meds
Google hit by 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests
Google hit by 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests

More than 70,000 people have already asked Google to delete links about them under Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, with some of the world biggest news sites the first to be hit.

Google hit by 70,000 'right to be forgotten' requests
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Kazakhstan goes up in UN e-gov index

Kazakhstan has risen by 10 stands in the UN e-government index.

Kazakhstan goes up in UN e-gov index
Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report
Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report

More than 300 Chinese space enthusiasts have booked tickets costing nearly $100,000 for a five minute trip to outer space, official media reported.

Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report
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Apple buys music star Beats for $3 bn

Apple, seeking to bolster its position in the hotly contested online music sector, said Wednesday it was buying Beats Music and Beats Electronics in a much-hyped deal worth $3 billion.

Apple buys music star Beats for $3 bn
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Sony to sell PlayStation in China through new ventures

Sony will bring its PlayStation consoles to China through two joint ventures, its Chinese partner said Monday, as the Japanese gaming giant seeks to tap a newly opened market.

Sony to sell PlayStation in China through new ventures
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Microsoft to sell Xbox One in China in September

Microsoft will later this year start offering its Xbox One game console with a local partner in China, where such devices were banned for more than a decade.

Microsoft to sell Xbox One in China in September
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Yahoo unveils original online shows

Yahoo on Monday unveiled original online shows and new advertising options as it continued a long-running attempt to evolve into an Internet venue for premier content.

Yahoo unveils original online shows