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Apple hopes small is big again as new iPhone debuts

Apple hopes small is big again as new iPhone debuts

Apple has launched its least expensive iPhone, the $US399 iPhone SE, filling a hole in its product lineup with a small-screen model that targets new customers in emerging markets and fans of smaller phones as the company tries to reverse falling phone sales.

Advertisers can't use Facebook 'reactions'

Advertisers can't use Facebook 'reactions'

Facebook Inc advertisers love the idea of using the social network's new anger, humour and other emoticon buttons to better target audiences, but they are :( that the company is not letting them do so right away.

March tipped for new Apple devices

March tipped for new Apple devices

Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac has reported, citing sources.

YouTube edges closer to being millennials' Netflix

YouTube edges closer to being millennials' Netflix

Could it soon be time to YouTube and chill?

Twitter users dismayed by plans

Twitter users dismayed by plans

The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending US item on Twitter after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users' tweets.

Twitter kills 125,000 terrorism-related accounts

Twitter kills 125,000 terrorism-related accounts

Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post.

Google to expand self-driving car tests

Google to expand self-driving car tests

Alphabet will expand its self-driving car project to Kirkland, Washington later this month, the third city where it is testing autonomous vehicles.

Yahoo to cut jobs as it pursues spin-off

Yahoo to cut jobs as it pursues spin-off

Yahoo will consider "strategic alternatives" for its core Internet business and cut about 15 percent of its workforce, even as it continues with its plan to revamp the business and spin it off.

Competitors snap at iPhone's heels in China

Competitors snap at iPhone's heels in China

Beyond China few may have heard of OPPO or Vivo, but these local handset vendors are rising up the rankings in the world's largest smartphone market, using local marketing savvy and strong retail networks in lower-tier cities.

Facebook updates with live video for iPhone users

Facebook updates with live video for iPhone users

Oversharers, rejoice. Facebook is now offering you a way to share even more of your life on the social network - for those times when a photo or recorded video won't suffice.

Obama seeks billions for programming classes

Obama seeks billions for programming classes

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $US4.1 billion to expand computer programming classes in every public school, the White House says.

Yahoo: Spin-off or sale?

Yahoo: Spin-off or sale? Yahoo's plans to turn around its struggling core business are set to dominate its earnings report, with investors keen to see if chief executive Marissa Mayer will push for a spin-off or a complete sale.
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