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Facebook launches intra-office ‘Workplace’ network

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Social network giant Facebook on Monday launched new global product Workplace, a platform that it hopes will replace intranet, mailbox and other internal communication tools used by businesses worldwide. It is intended to compete with similar office communication products including Microsoft’s Yammer, Salesforce’s Chatter …

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Samsung suspends production of recalled Note 7

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Samsung Electronics has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, a report said Monday, a month after a recall prompted by battery explosions and a day after two major overseas distributors halted replacements. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, declined to comment on …

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Facebook’s Oculus pushes virtual reality with new gear

San José, United States | AFP | Facebook on Thursday worked to ramp up enthusiasm for its virtual reality line, unveiling new gear including a lower-end wireless headset prototype. The company’s Oculus virtual reality division is set to release in coming months a new “Touch” controller and a more affordable …

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Twitter shares dive after Google rules out bid

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Twitter shares dove in after-hours trades Wednesday on the heels of a report that Google does not plan to bid for the culture-changing but unprofitable one-to-many messaging service. The technology news website Recode cited unnamed sources close to the situation as saying Google …

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Pixel phones and smart machines: Google announcements

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  US internet giant Google on Tuesday challenged heavyweight rivals including Apple and Amazon with an array of new gadgets aimed at digital lifestyles. Coming products to watch for: Smartphone ‘Made by Google’  Pixel is the first smartphone designed by Google, with the Silicon …

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