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Google extends reach into mobile apps with new ad feature

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SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc will allow marketers to run online ads that send consumers to a page directly inside a mobile app, furthering the Internet company's effort to extend its multibillion-dollar advertising business to smartphones.

Tech, Top News 9:26am IST

Lytro unveils a more sophisticated 'light-field' camera

SAN FRANCISCO - In 2011, Lytro Inc dazzled the consumer gadget world when it introduced a pocket flashlight-sized gizmo that could take "living" pictures - images that could be refocused after the shutter clicked.

Top News, Tech 10:20am IST

Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights

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BRASILIA - Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations.

11:12am IST

Panasonic, Fujitsu to form chip design, development company

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TOKYO - Panasonic Corp and Fujitsu Ltd said on Wednesday that they would integrate part of their operations to form an independent company to design and develop system LSI chips, in which both companies will own a share.

1:03pm IST

Music video hub Vevo monthly viewership up nearly 50 pct to 6 bln

MIAMI - Vevo, the online music video hub that is a joint venture of two of the world's biggest music labels, has seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of music videos streamed each month from its platform, the company's top executive said on Tuesday.

9:16am IST

China military says faces "complex" task keeping secrets

BEIJING - China's military faces a "severe and complex" task in maintaining secrecy, especially given the widespread use of the internet and mobile communications, and needs to ensure security is tightened, a top military paper said on Wednesday.

Tech, World 11:53am IST

Brazil conference will plot Internet's future post NSA spying

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SAO PAULO/BRASILIA - A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.

9:18am IST

Tue, Apr 22 2014

Saudi watchdog to regulate homegrown YouTube shows - newspaper

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DUBAI - Saudi Arabia plans to regulate local companies that screen shows on YouTube , a senior official was quoted as saying in local media on Tuesday - a move that could stifle its nascent creative industries.

Top News, Tech 22 Apr 2014

Bland Theft Auto: China censorship weighs on games consoles

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BEIJING - China has fully lifted a 14-year ban on selling video game consoles, but foreign console makers hoping to make a killing in a potentially huge new market will first have to find a way around the country's onerous censorship rules.

22 Apr 2014

U.S. judge dismisses case against Twitter alleging pre-IPO fraud

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NEW YORK - Twitter Inc has won the dismissal of an unusual lawsuit accusing the social media company of fraudulently arranging a private stock sale it never intended to complete, with a goal of stoking interest in its November 2013 initial public offering.

22 Apr 2014