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U.S. business lobby says concerned China antitrust probes unfair

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BEIJING - Foreign companies are increasingly concerned they are being targeted by Chinese regulators, a U.S. business lobby said on Tuesday, as a Chinese antitrust agency defended probes into firms such as U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc .

Tech, Top News 3:28pm IST

Mon, Sep 1 2014

China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

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BEIJING - A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company.

01 Sep 2014

New Apple iPhone to have "mobile wallet" function - Bloomberg

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- Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation.

Top News, Tech 01 Sep 2014

Samsung Elec says may acquire rest of Samsung Medison

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SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday that it is considering acquiring the shares of unlisted medical equipment maker Samsung Medison Co Ltd that it does not currently own.

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Sun, Aug 31 2014

Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

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BIEL (Switzerland) - Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.

31 Aug 2014

Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

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BARCELONA - Swiss engineers, famous for making the world's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch.

31 Aug 2014

Alibaba aims to launch share sale in early September - source

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HONG KONG - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning to launch its New York stock market debut in the week of Sept. 8, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

Business, Tech 31 Aug 2014

Sat, Aug 30 2014

Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

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NEW YORK - A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling.

30 Aug 2014

Fri, Aug 29 2014

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

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- 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.

29 Aug 2014

Sat, Aug 30 2014

Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

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NEW YORK - Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of the digital currency to users of illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his lawyer said Friday.

30 Aug 2014