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Cyber Monday best ever, including for Amazon's Kindle

Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:27am EST (Reuters) - Internet sales jumped 30.3 percent on Cyber Monday, making it the biggest online shopping day ever, according to IBM. Monday was also a record day for sales of Amazon.com Inc's Kindle electronic devices, the online retailer said, without saying how many it sold.Besides the 30.3 percent increase from Cyber Monday of 2011, total online sales we...

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Amazon says big weekend Kindle sales more than double 2011 level

Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:26am EST (Reuters) - Cyber Monday was the biggest day ever for sales of Amazon.com Inc's Kindle electronic devices, the online retail giant said on Tuesday, without saying how many it actually sold. On Monday, November 26, when retailers offered big deals online for "Cyber Monday," Amazon.com cut the price of the Kin...

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Apple takes smartphone top spot from Google in U.S. - research

HELSINKI | Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:58am EST HELSINKI (Reuters) - Early success for the iPhone 5 smartphone has helped Apple to overtake Google's Android software in the United States, research firm Kantar WorldPanel said on Tuesday. Apple's U.S. market share in the 12 weeks to October 31 more than doubled from a year ago to 48.1 percent, putting it within reach of the record 49....

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Exclusive: Egyptian investor seeks to put stamp on Telecom Italia

By Mirna Sleiman DUBAI | Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:04am EST DUBAI (Reuters) - Egyptian entrepreneur Naguib Sawiris aims to shake up debt-laden Telecom Italia and steer it towards expansion in Brazil if shareholders warm up to his proposal for a 3 billion euro ($3.9 billion) cash infusion. The billionaire tycoon, who got to know Italy well when he owned the third-biggest mo...

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Bitter struggle over Internet regulation to dominate global summit

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:12pm EST SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An unprecedented debate over how the global Internet is governed is set to dominate a meeting of officials in Dubai next week, with many countries pushing to give a United Nations body broad regulatory powers even as the U...

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Privacy groups ask Facebook to withdraw proposed policy changes

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:25pm EST SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two privacy advocacy groups urged Facebook Inc on Monday to withdraw proposed changes to its terms of service that would allow the company to share user data with recently acquired photo-application Instagram, eliminate a user voting system and loosen email restrictions within ...

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Facebook not so fun with a click from boss or mom

LONDON | Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:25am EST LONDON (Reuters) - Posting pictures of yourself plastered at a party and talking trash online with your Facebook friends may be more stress than it's worth now that your boss and mom want to see it all. A survey from Edinburgh Business School released on Monday showed Facebook users are anxious that all those self-published sins may be c...

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Facebook not so fun with a click from boss or mum

LONDON | Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:23am EST LONDON (Reuters) - Posting pictures of yourself plastered at a party and talking trash online with your Facebook friends may be more stress than it's worth now that your boss and mum want to see it all. A survey from Edinburgh Business School released on Monday showed Facebook users are anxious that all those self-published sins may be c...

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Nokia unveils 2 new cellphone models, priced at $62

HELSINKI | Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:19am EST HELSINKI (Reuters) - Struggling Finnish cellphone maker Nokia unveiled on Monday two new cellphone models, the Asha 205 and the Asha 206, pricing both models at around $62, excluding subsidies and taxes. Both models will go on sale this quarter.Nokia unveiled a new Slam feature which allows consumers to share multimedia content like ph...

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Renesas shareholders set to approve $2.4 billion bailout, shares soar

By Maki Shiraki and Mari Saito TOKYO | Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:58am EST TOKYO (Reuters) - Shareholders of Japan's embattled Renesas Electronics Corp are close to approving a government-led bailout, sources familiar with the talks said, sending the firm's shares 17 percent higher on relief that the $2.4 billion rescue was being finalized. The deal is set to keep the world...

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