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Dating app helps gay men banish the blues - and AIDS

08 January 2015, 09:37

Hua Ruobin started using Blued two years ago to meet other gay men in China, setting up weekend dinners or dates in karaoke bars.

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Mobile apps still collect data on US kids

09 December 2014, 08:34

After US regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute software programmes that quietly collect vast amounts of data.

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Supreme Court to consider Facebook threats case

02 December 2014, 12:27

Court is considering the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

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Kim Dotcom says he is broke, facing jail

28 November 2014, 08:16

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom, accused of pocketing more than $175m from pirated copies of movies and other material, says he is broke and facing jail in New Zealand.

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Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec

26 November 2014, 07:46

Computer security firm Symantec said it uncovered stealthy software wielded as part of a years-long spying campaign, most likely by a nation state.

Cable & Wireless 'helped' UK with internet spying

25 November 2014, 07:56

Telecommunications firm Cable & Wireless has helped Britain eavesdrop on millions of internet users worldwide, a report says.

Facebook launches tech news page

20 November 2014, 07:59

Facebook launched FB Techwire, billed as a showplace for technology talk shared by influential sources.

Facebook's newest app unbundles Groups feature

19 November 2014, 12:40

Facebook is launching a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that lets users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based on hobbies, geography or culture.

Facebook At Work talk puts pressure on LinkedIn

19 November 2014, 08:09

Shares in LinkedIn dived as talk spread of plans by Facebook to step into its turf with a version of the leading social network tailored for the business world.

Chicken mogul buys Napoleon hat for his 'spirit'

19 November 2014, 08:05

The South Korean chicken mogul who bought one of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats for $2.2 million says he sees the French emperor as a guiding "spirit" for modern entrepreneurs.

Facebook to curb promotional posts on user timelines

16 November 2014, 08:08

Facebook said it is making moves to reduce the number of promotional posts that pop up in timelines, in response to users' demands for fewer advertisements.

From doomsday to fact: Science lifts veil on comets

13 November 2014, 10:41

For millennia, the sight of a comet filled humans with awe or dread.

Final countdown nears for 1st comet landing

12 November 2014, 14:51

Cosmic landing: Final countdown nears for space probe's 10-year odyssey to land on a comet.

Ford starts production of new aluminum F-150

12 November 2014, 07:34

Ford bets it all on aluminum-bodied F-150, which heads to dealers next month.

Microsoft drops Nokia name with newest Lumia phone

11 November 2014, 07:49

Microsoft leaves Nokia behind with latest Lumia phone.

Google criticised for 'right to be forgotton' meetings

06 November 2014, 07:33

A senior EU official has hit out at 'lobbying efforts' that the search giant is carrying out.

Google going where no search engine has gone before

05 November 2014, 07:42

Google search guru Amit Singhal believes the search-engine of the future will be "a perfect personal assistant" - knowing what you want, when you want it.

Student imprisoned for defaming king on Facebook

04 November 2014, 12:54

A Thai university student was sentenced to prison for defaming king on Facebook.

Skip check-in; latest hotel room key is your phone

03 November 2014, 11:38

Hotels try to speed guests through check-in process; smartphones are being used as room keys.

LinkedIn fired up as hiring drives profit

03 November 2014, 07:41

Corporate networking site LinkedIn has reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff.

Twitter, IBM announce data analytics partnership

31 October 2014, 07:35

IBM and Twitter will work together to integrate Twitter's data into IBM's analytics services for businesses, both companies said.

Apple CEO announces he is gay

30 October 2014, 14:03

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledges that he is gay for first time.

Wearable fitness device available for KES 17K

30 October 2014, 13:51

Microsoft Corp launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market.

YouTube considers ad-free subscription

30 October 2014, 07:39

YouTube viewers might get the option of paid subscriptions for ad-free access to the popular online video-sharing service.

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