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Facebook opens doors to real-money gambling in Britain

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Tue Aug 7, 2012 2:40pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will allow users in Britain to wager real money on its service, opening its doors to gambling for the first time as revenue growth slows at the world's No. 1 social network. On Tuesday, Gamesys, an independent gaming company, launched a version of online Bingo for F...

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Disinformation flies in Syria's growing cyber war

By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent LONDON | Tue Aug 7, 2012 7:58am EDT LONDON (Reuters) - On Sunday, it was a hijacked Reuters twitter feed trying to create the impression of a rebel collapse in Aleppo. On Monday, it was another account purporting to be a Russian diplomat announcing the death in Damascus of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As the situation...

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Apple, Google bid on Kodak patents: report

Mon Aug 6, 2012 9:19pm EDT (Reuters) - Eastman Kodak, which is planning to auction 1,100 digital patents, received two bids from investor groups including Apple Inc and Google Inc of between $150 million and $250 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Bankrupt Kodak is selling the patents, which it believes could be worth $2.6 billion, in order to repay creditors. The ...

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Acer CEO wants a rethink by Microsoft: FT

LONDON | Mon Aug 6, 2012 7:46pm EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Taiwanese computer maker Acer has urged Microsoft Corp to reconsider its planned venture into the tablet market, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Acer Chairman and Chief Executive J.T. Wang, said Microsoft's plans to launch its own "Surface" tablet in October would be "negative for the worldwide ecosystem" in co...

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Customer losses, high retention costs hit Leap Wireless

By Sayantani Ghosh Mon Aug 6, 2012 7:43pm EDT (Reuters) - Leap Wireless International Inc's quarterly revenue missed Wall Street estimates as more customers defected and average revenue per subscriber (ARPU) at the low-cost mobile services provider fell for the first time in seven quarters. Shares of the company, which focuses on cost-conscious customers and competes with Me...

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Samsung, Apple spar over gadgets' specs

By Dan Levine and Edwin Chan SAN JOSE, California | Mon Aug 6, 2012 6:20pm EDT SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Apple Inc trotted out a veteran designer to bolster its claims that Samsung Electronics copied the iPhone, after the smartphone's 2007 launch triggered a "crisis in design" for the South Korean electronics giant. Monday marked the second week of a high-wat...

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Apple won't include YouTube app in new mobile software

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Aug 6, 2012 3:42pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's new version of its iPhone and iPad software will not include a pre-packaged app for Google Inc's popular video website, YouTube, Apple said on Monday. The move marked the latest sign of the growing rivalry between the two technology companies, close on the heels of A...

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EBay tests same-day delivery with big retailers

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Aug 6, 2012 3:12pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - EBay Inc is testing a same-day delivery service with big retailers including Target Corp, Best Buy Co and Toys "R" Us Inc, as the world's largest online marketplace steps up competition with rival Amazon.com Inc. EBay introduced eBay Now, a mobile application, to some eBay members ...

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Apple and Samsung take Australian legal battle to the "hot tub"

SYDNEY | Mon Aug 6, 2012 4:13am EDT SYDNEY (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd are embroiled in a high-stakes patent battle in several countries around the world, but only in Australia are they also engaged in "hot tubbing." Rather than a gaggle of lawyers hammering out their differences in the jacuzzi, the term refers to expert witnesses giving evidence in...

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Samsung Electronics shares rise more than 4 percent

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