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Apple working with NXP for pay-by-touch technology in new iPhone - FT


- Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone, which would enable smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.

2:19pm IST

China's Tencent shuts messaging accounts after censorship rules - state media


BEIJING - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd has suspended more than 300 accounts on its WeChat mobile messaging app and banned around 40 others as government restrictions on spreading political news online take effect, state media said on Friday.

2:52pm IST

Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods


SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.

6:19am IST

U.S. banking group says unaware of any 'significant' cyber attack


BOSTON - An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase & Co and other banks.

Tech, Cyber Crime 8:01am IST

Angry Birds maker Rovio names new CEO


HELSINKI - Finland's Rovio, the maker of the Angry Birds mobile game, said it has hired Pekka Rantala from beverage maker Hartwall to take over as its new chief executive by the beginning of next year.

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Thu, Aug 28 2014

Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls


SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver.

Tech, Top News 28 Aug 2014

U.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking


SAN FRANCISCO - For a growing U.S. aging population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death.

5:21am IST

Apple invites media to Sept. 9 event; new iPhones anticipated


SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones.

28 Aug 2014

China's Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 mln e-commerce co -Wanda


BEIJING - China's Dalian Wanda group said on Friday it would set up a 5 billion yuan ($814 million) e-commerce joint venture with Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc, as the firms push into the high-growth e-commerce sector.

8:29am IST

Spliced Lula video annoys ruling party in Brazil election


BRASILIA - Brazil's ruling party has asked Google Inc to pull a spliced campaign video from YouTube that gives viewers the impression its leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is backing opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva.

World, Tech 6:21am IST