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TSMC targets record revenue as high-end smartphones demand more chips

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company's chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features. The world's largest contract chip producer also aims to grab market share from rivals such as Samsung...(more) 



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China's ZTE first-quarter profit more than doubles; meets estimate

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZTE Corp, China's second-biggest telecommunications equipment maker, said first-quarter profit matched its estimate after benefiting from the country's introduction of fourth-generation mobile networks. Net profit rose 204 percent to 622.2 million yuan ($100.01 million) in January-March compared with an estimated range of...(more) 



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Eyefi's new service sends your camera's photos to the cloud as soon as you shoot

a shared story    2 hours 47 minutes ago
There are plenty of cameras that send their photos to your phone, but you frequently have to transfer those pictures yourself -- and it's another hassle to get the pics to other devices. Eyefi thinks it can solve these headaches by launching its own online service,...(more) 



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How super-fast cable networks allow City flash boys to fleece your pension of billions

a shared story    2 hours 47 minutes ago
Back in 2009, the world economy was in a state of deep stagnation, but in the U.S. state of Illinois a small army of 2,000 construction men armed with spades and drills couldn’t have been busier. 



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Samsung phones to get own eBook store in deal with Amazon

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Samsung seems to be on a roll with bagging media partnerships for its Galaxy line of phones. First music streaming service Deezer, and now it's getting a custom-built eBook store from Amazon's Kindle. Announced this morning, the service also gives Galaxy owners (starting with the GS5,...(more) 



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NASA Wants Ideas to Recycle Precious Oxygen on Deep-Space Voyages

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When humans leave Earth to explore planets like Mars and other hostile environments in outer space, they'll need to supply their own breathable oxygen. NASA is now seeking proposals for systems to safely and efficiently regenerate air on those long trips. 



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This drone footage showing the aftermath of a fire is so heartbreaking

a shared story    4 hours 47 minutes ago
A fire in Valparaíso, Chile has destroyed more than 2,500 homes, left 11,000 people homeless and killed at least 15 people. It's an unfathomable tragedy that has destroyed an entire community. This drone footage from Skyfilms attempts to show the extent of the damage caused...(more) 



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SAP warns exchange rate impact to worsen in second quarter

a shared story    5 hours 47 minutes ago
By Harro Ten Wolde FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expected the negative impact of volatile exchange rates to worsen in the second quarter as the strong euro weighs on its financial results. SAP said its software and software-related...(more) 



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Rangers rally for 2 in 9th to beat Mariners 3-2

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney, beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday night in a game that started as a battle...(more) 



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Weibo valued at $3.46 billion after bottom-end IPO pricing

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(Reuters) - China's Weibo Corp will be valued at a lower-than-expected $3.46 billion when it goes public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, amidst concerns about the microblogging service's slowing user growth and the country's highly censored media environment. The Twitter-like microblogging service, owned by web portal...(more) 



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Educators warn tablets are wrecking kids’ motor skills

a shared story    7 hours 47 minutes ago
Tablets are terrific tools that are also fun to use but there are definitely limits to how much you should let your children interact with them. The Telegraph brings us word that the U.K.-based Association of Teachers and Lecturers is claiming that children who spend too...(more) 



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Google earnings focus on the search and ads that actually pay the bills

a shared story    8 hours 47 minutes ago
With all the modular phone concepts, balloon internet projects, robots and drones it can be easy to forget Google's main business angle: search and advertising. Google reported its first quarter earnings today and didn't have much to say ... 



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