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Intel Makes WiMax Investment

Intel and South Korea’s KT Corporation plan to work together to expand WiBro (Wireless Broadband) Internet service to several new areas of South Korea and and have worked to make the network More »

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Nokia says starts shipping flagship N8 model

The world’s top cellphone maker Nokia said on Thursday it has started to ship its flagship smartphone model the N8. Last week Nokia said it has delayed by a few weeks deliveries More »

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Anglo Irish Bank bailout hits 29.3 bln euros

The state bailout of Anglo Irish Bank stands at about 29.3 billion euros, and the nationalised lender could need an extra 5.0 billion euros under a worst-case scenario, the Central Bank said More »

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Apple iPhone 4 sales strong in China

More than 200,000 Apple iPhone 4s have been snapped up in China within days of going on sale while waiting lists stretch to the end of October, state media reported Wednesday. About More »

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Flames beat Islanders 3-2 in preseason game

Stefan Meyer, Curtis Glencross and Ales Kotalik scored in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat a split-squad of New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night to remain undefeated this preseason. More »

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Michelle Obama promotes health in Disney

World famous for her White House vegetable garden, first lady Michelle Obama is sharing her expertise in a Walt Disney Co. ad campaign designed to show parents and children that eating well More »

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Child nutrition bill stalls in House

First lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars to pay for it. More »

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Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper up for Rock Hall of Fame

The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released its More »

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Roberto Cavalli’s Fringe Dressing

Roberto Cavalli celebrated his 40th anniversary as a designer with a racy, high-tempo meeting of the Wild West and cool Goth rocker on Monday, Sept. 27, in Milan. In an impressive display More »

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Asian stocks down on Europe’s debt worries

Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday amid mixed messages from the Fed on how to bolster the fading U.S. economy and as massive European street protests against austerity measures renewed worries More »

Intel Makes WiMax Investment

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Intel and South Korea’s KT Corporation plan to work together to expand WiBro (Wireless Broadband) Internet service to several new areas of South Korea and and have worked to make the network compatible with mobile WiMax.

WiBro was developed by South Korea’s telecommunications industry to make a flavor of WiMax that could better work with mobile devices. The technology is very similar to mobile Wimax but uses an 8.75MHz wide channel compared to a 10MHz wide channel on mobile WiMax. That’s presented a barrier to roaming but WiBro is now compatible with 10MHz WiMax.

French police dismantle mobile phone hacking ring

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French police have busted a network of mobile phone hackers, a fraud worth millions of euros, and arrested nine people, including employees of cellular phone companies, investigators said Sunday.

Three people were still in custody Sunday following the arrests across the country that came after a year-long investigation into the network, which had been operating for a decade and is the first of its kind in France, according to officials in an investigative unit of the Marseille gendarmerie.

Investigators explained that fraudsters purchased codes to unlock SIM cards for three euros (four dollars) each from high-ranking phone company employees, who had access to company databases.

AOL to Buy TechCrunch Sites, Adding Technology Blogs

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AOL Inc., the Internet company spun off from Time Warner Inc., agreed to buy technology-blog owner TechCrunch Inc. to add news content and advertising revenue.

TechCrunch’s blogs will become part of the AOL Technology Network “while retaining their editorial independence,” AOL said today in a statement. The company paid about $25 million, according to two people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the terms weren’t made public.

Nokia says starts shipping flagship N8 model

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The world’s top cellphone maker Nokia said on Thursday it has started to ship its flagship smartphone model the N8.

Last week Nokia said it has delayed by a few weeks deliveries of the N8 model to the clients who had ordered the phone, hitting its shares on the day new chief executive Stephen Elop started at the helm of the company.

The N8 is seen by analysts as Nokia’s first model to challenge Apple’s iPhone more than three years after its launch. Its success and timing of its sales start are seen as being crucial for Nokia’s profit margins in the third and fourth quarter.

Nintendo 3DS delay casts gloom over games giant

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Nintendo’s struggle to bring its hotly anticipated 3D-capable player to the market has sparked concerns over the outlook for the company, with sales of its existing products sliding in key U.S. and European markets.

Nintendo shares fell more than 9 percent on Thursday after the video game maker slashed its profit forecast for the year and said its new 3D-capable handheld player would miss the crucial year-end shopping season.

“We had been expecting a November launch for Japan, so the news was a disappointment,” said Singapore-based analyst Atul Goyal of CLSA. “With a delayed product launch, the stock should be in a twilight zone, where it may not do much for the next five-to-six months.”