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Mixed Reactions To New Apple Devices

Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller compares the sizes (from left) of the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Pic: Reuters APPLE Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service yesterday as chief executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company’s reputation as a wellspring of innovation.

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Minecraft For Xbox Boost?

Pic: www.getnow.comSAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft is in talks to buy the Swedish company behind the wildly popular “Minecraft” video game in a deal valued at more than US$2 billion (RM6.35 billion), The Wall Street Journal said yesterday.

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Bank Fees To Feed ‘Apple Pay’

Pic: www.telegraph.co.ukCUPERTINO: Apple Inc will collect fees from banks when consumers use an iPhone in place of credit and debit cards for purchases, a deal that gives the handset maker a cut of the growing market for mobile payments, according to three people with knowledge of the arrangement.

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Government Committed To Continue Developing Private Equity Investment: Wahid Omar

Equity MarketKUALA LUMPUR -- The government is committed to continue developing the fast growing private equity investment industry and is keen to attract global and regional private equity firms to make Malaysia their regional operations hub.

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Facebook’s Market Value Tops US$200b

A Facebook logo is shown on a notebook in Ventura, California in this December 21, 2013 file photo. — Reuters picNEW YORK: Facebook Inc’s market value exceeded USUS$200 billion (RM638.46 billion) to put it among the world’s biggest corporations, as investors bet on the company to capitalize on the future of mobile advertising.

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Boeing Launches Latest Member Of 737 MAX Family

Ryanair chief executive officer Michael O’Leary said the company is proud and honoured to become the lead operator of Boeing’s ‘gamechanger’ 737 MAX 200. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR: Boeing launched the newest member of the 737 MAX family today, with a commitment from Ryanair for 100 airplanes.

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Paypal To Accept Bitcoins

Pic: www.coindesk.comSAN FRANCISCO: EBay Inc’s PayPal service will start accepting bitcoins, opening up the world’s second-biggest Internet payment network to virtual currency transactions.

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Japan Mulls Offshore Power Plants

Pic: 4entrepreneur.netTOKYO: One of the biggest hurdles to building new power plants in Japan is finding a place that’s safe from earthquakes and tsunamis. That place may turn out to be 30 miles at sea.

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Qantas Cancels London A380 Flights

Pic: travelcafe.co.nzMELBOURNE: Qantas has cancelled five return A380 superjumbo flights over the next two months between Dubai and London because of weak demand.

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Shareholders Come Third For Alibaba

'Customers first, employees second,' says Alibaba.com chairman Jack Ma. Pic: AFP  HONG KONG: China’s richest man wants investors in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to know where they stand in its initial public offering (IPO) — and that may not be where they imagine.

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