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T-Mobile USA to sell iPhone starting April 12

NEW YORK | Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:19pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile USA said on Tuesday it will start selling Apple Inc's iPhone on April 12, making it the last of the big national U.S. operators to sell the popular smartphone. The No. 4 U.S. mobile provider, which plans to merge with smaller rival MetroPCS Communications, is launching the iPhone after it eliminated this w...

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Exclusive: Linux users file EU complaint against Microsoft

By Sarah Morris MADRID | Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:19pm EDT MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish association representing open-source software users has filed a complaint against Microsoft Corp to the European Commission, in a new challenge to the Windows developer following a hefty fine earlier this month. The 8,000-member Hispalinux, which represents users and developers of the ...

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U.S. court questions public interest scope in Apple secrecy hearing

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON | Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:46pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court aggressively questioned the scope of the public interest and trade secrets at a hearing on Tuesday over document secrecy in Apple Inc's patent litigation against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. A coalition o...

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Canadian startup muscles into gesture-control market

By Supantha Mukherjee and Krithika Krishnamurthy Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:05pm EDT (Reuters) - Ever wanted to unleash your inner Jedi? If Thalmic Labs makes good on its promise, Star Wars fans will soon be able to play video games with the sweep of a hand.The Canadian startup venture says it has 22,000 pre-orders for its MYO device, an armband that reads muscle signals before amp...

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Ericsson sues Indian handset maker for patent infringement

STOCKHOLM | Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:56am EDT STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson said on Tuesday it had sued Indian handset maker Micromax and its distributor for infringement of wireless patent rights. Ericsson was confirming an earlier report in the Economic Times of India that it had sued after Micromax refused to sign license agreements for sever...

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Europe seeks to spur building of fast broadband networks

By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS | Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:07am EDT BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has set out rules aimed at reducing the cost of building high-speed broadband networks, in a move that shows how Brussels is seeking more power over the telecoms sector. The initiative is important because European leaders are worried that debt-laden telecom oper...

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Just do it, says Yahoo's teen app millionaire

By Paul Sandle LONDON | Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:45am EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Got a tech idea and want to make a fortune before you're out of your teens? Just do it, is the advice of the London schoolboy who's just sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo for a reported $30 million. The money is there, just waiting for clever new moves, said 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio, who ca...

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Exclusive: Open software group files complaint against Microsoft to EU

By Sarah Morris MADRID | Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:34am EDT MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish association representing open-source software users has filed a complaint against Microsoft Corp to the European Commission, in a new challenge to the Windows developer following a hefty fine earlier this month. The 8,000 member-strong Hispalinux, which represents users of the Linux op...

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UK "snoopers charter" pits privacy against security

By Michael Holden and Kate Holton LONDON | Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:51am EDT LONDON (Reuters) - At the height of an investigation into a group of Islamists plotting al Qaeda-inspired bomb attacks across Britain in 2004, British spies analyzed more than 4,000 telephone contacts to build up a picture of what they were planning and with whom. The security services say the in...

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Deadline for Hon Hai to invest in Sharp lapses with no deal

TOKYO | Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:28am EDT TOKYO (Reuters) - The deadline for Hon Hai Precision Industry Co to buy a stake in Sharp Corp lapsed Tuesday without any deal, ending an agreement forged last year that would have made the Taiwanese firm the No.1 shareholder in the Japanese TV maker. Talks for Hon Hai to purchase as much as a 9.9 percent stake stalled after Sharp balked a...

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