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Missing comet lander Philae spotted at las

Paris, France | AFP |  Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft has finally spotted the tiny lander Philae stuck in a dark crack on the surface of its comet home — the first glimpse since the robot lab crashlanded in 2014, ground controllers said Monday. The European Space Agency (ESA) released a photograph …

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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise to sell software business

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is looking to sell its software division, perhaps for as much as $10 billion, according to media reports on Friday that cited sources close to the matter. The move would include HPE shedding the operations of Autonomy Corp, a British software …

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Apple on firm financial footing as EU tax bill hits

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  A multi-billion-dollar tax bill imposed by the European Union could bruise Apple’s image more than its finances, which remain solid even as the trend-setting company looks for the next big thing. Analysts interviewed by AFP saw Apple as being in position to fend …

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Dotcom demands live-stream of US extradition appeal

Auckland, New Zealand | AFP | Internet mogul Kim Dotcom launched his appeal Monday against extradition to face video piracy charges in the United States, arguing for his case in New Zealand to be live-streamed to ensure a fair hearing. The German national and founder of the Megaupload file-sharing service, …

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Apple issues update after security flaws laid bare

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Apple has issued a security update to fix vulnerabilities found after fierce spyware created by an Israeli firm was used to target an Emirati dissident, US media reported. The company released its latest iOS version, 9.3.5, on Thursday, which the New York Times …

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Deal puts Microsoft apps on Lenovo smartphones

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Microsoft apps such as Office and Skype will be installed on Lenovo mobile devices powered by Android software under the terms of a collaboration announced. The US technology giant and the Chinese computer titan said they were “deepening their strategic relationship” with a …

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FBI probing possible Russian hack of US newsrooms: CNN

Washington, United States | AFP |  Hackers with apparent ties to Russia have conducted a series of cyber attacks on US media outlets including the New York Times, CNN reported Tuesday. The FBI and other US law enforcement agencies are examining the breaches, US officials told CNN, and investigators believe …

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