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Android smartphone shipments boom: industry tracker

Android software powered three out of four smartphones shipped worldwide in the recently ended third quarter as the Google-backed mobile platform dominated the market.

Android smartphone shipments boom: industry tracker
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Maps fiasco mars Apple's big iPhone launch

Melting bridges, misplaced landmarks, and major cities disappearing: Apple's glitch-ridden maps program released in its new mobile software has customers fuming and analysts puzzled.

Maps fiasco mars Apple's big iPhone launch
Apple in talks for free Internet radio: report
Apple in talks for free Internet radio: report

US technology giant Apple is in talks to license music for broadcast on a custom online radio service modeled after Pandora.

Apple in talks for free Internet radio: report
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Swiss algorithm tracks crime, rumours, epidemics to source

Scientists in Switzerland said on Friday they had devised software that can swiftly trace terror suspects, computer viruses, rumour-mongering and even infectious diseases back to their source.

Swiss algorithm tracks crime, rumours, epidemics to source
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US spy master courts top hackers at Def Con

US spy master Keith Alexander on Friday courted hackers at an infamous Def Con gathering rife with software tricksters wary of police and ferociously protective of privacy.

US spy master courts top hackers at Def Con