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Lenovo acquires German computer seller for $666 mn

Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group has agreed to buy Germany’s Medion AG in a deal valuing the electronics retailer at up to $900 million, to boost its marketshare in Europe.

Apple to sell new Macbook Air late June

Apple Inc will start selling its latest Macbook Air in late June with 380,000 units as the first shipment, Taiwan's Economic Daily said today quoting industry sources.


 

Millions shut Facebook account globally

Privacy threats and fatigue has led one lakh Britons and six million users in the US to shut down their Facebook accounts, with the same pattern expected to follow in other countries too.

End of an era, MySpace to be sold

With the rise of Facebook, the future Myspace looks bleak. And its no surprise that the owners are likely to sell off the site by the end of this week. The bidders in the running are...

Google+ crosses 20mn users in 3 weeks

The new social networking site Google+ has already drawn 20 million users around the world, figures have revealed. Despite criticisms, Google’s social network has been well received since its launch a few weeks ago.

India second biggest user of Google+

India is home to the second largest group of Google+ visitors in any country, accounting for 2.8 million, or 27%, of the world's 20 million Google+ visitors. The largest number of users are from...

India has highest number of Gmail users

Many Indian government departments tend to use Google’s free Gmail accounts and its security agencies have demanded access to Gmail user data in the country. This makes sense.

5 mn new-model Galaxy handsets sold : Samsung

South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the world's second-largest mobile phone maker today said it had sold five million Galaxy S II smartphones worldwide since the device debuted in April.

HTC to buy stake of Beats Electronics for $309mn

Smartphone maker HTC will buy a 51 percent stake of U.S. company Beats Electronics for $309 million, it said on Thursday, its latest move to fend off rising competition and enhance its branding. 

Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 bn

Search giant Google is buying phone company Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion in cash, making this its biggest acquisition yet, if approved. The deal will boost Android, Google’s operating system for mobile devices. Yashwant Raj reports. Advancing android

Asian brands edgy on Motorola buy

Google's $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola Mobility this week could see Asian handset makers scramble for alternatives to its Android's operating system (OS) to hedge their positions, though an immediate shift is unlikely, say industry analysts. Vivek Sinha reports. Growing viral?

NIIT Tech acquires Spanish firm

IT firm NIIT Technologies today said it has acquired Madrid-based software services firm Proyecta Sistemas de Informacion SA for an undisclosed amount.

Four titans in race for digital crown

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has called them the "gang of four." They are the four titans of tech: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. Four titans of tech

It's not official: Free email has uneasy holes

Web-based email is free and easy -- but are they safe enough for government communications? The jury is out, but there could be shortcomings in the free email services that increase vulnerability to hackers or spammers, especially when used for official communications. Vivek Sinha reports.
The web of deceit

Skype buys messaging startup GroupMe

Skype, the internet communications group set to be acquired by Microsoft, announced plans on Sunday to buy the mobile messaging startup firm GroupMe for undisclosed terms.
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