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LAST_UPDATEThu, 08 Dec 2016 11am

Suspects Arrested In Russia Central Bank Cyberheist

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: Russian authorities arrested a large number of suspects in May in connection with the recently revealed electronic theft of $19 million from accounts held at the Russian central bank, an official said on Wednesday.

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Fitbit Buys Smartwatch Maker Pebble's Software Assets

Pic: ReutersWearable device maker Fitbit Inc said it had bought smartwatch maker Pebble's software and intellectual property as it looks to strengthen its position in the wearables market.

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New Zealand Passport Robot Tells Applicant Of Asian Descent To Open Eyes

A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.

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Apple Says iPhone 6 Battery Fires In China Likely Caused By External Factors

Pic: ReutersApple Inc said external factors were the likely cause of iPhone 6 battery fires detailed in a Chinese consumer protection report that featured widely in state media earlier this week and created a buzz on social media.

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Google Meets Renewable Energy Goal For Global Operations

Pic: ReutersAlphabet’s Google is on track to purchase enough renewable energy to cover all its global electricity consumption next year, the company said on Tuesday.

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Discounts, Advertising Spur Brisk Apple Watch Sales

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Apple Watch sales appear to have rebounded for the holidays from mid-year doldrums on a redesign, price cuts and strong promotions, but analysts say long-term demand has yet to be proven.

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[Video] Amazon’s Grab-And-Go Grocery Store − There's No Need To Line Up At A Cashier, Simply Walk Out The Door

Imagine not having to queue up to pay for your groceries anymore – that’s exactly the concept of Amazon’s latest service.

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Not 'As Seen On TV': Snuggie Maker Sues Amazon.Com

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Makers of the Snuggie blanket and other products sold mainly on TV have sued Amazon.com Inc, accusing the internet retailer of trademark infringement for letting an "astronomical" number of counterfeit products to be sold through its website.

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U.S. Supreme Court Backs Samsung In Smartphone Fight With Apple

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs.

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Apple Watch Sales To Consumers Set Record In Holiday Week, Says Apple's Cook

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters.

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