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Nokia unveils new smartphone with 41-megapixel camera
July 11, 2013 By Sinead Carew

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nokia on Thursday introduced a new smartphone, the Lumia 1020, with a powerful 41-megapixel camera as it tries to catch up with rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.

The Finnish mobile phone maker is betting its future i...
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French legal complaint targets NSA, FBI, tech firms over Prism
July 11, 2013 By Natalie Huet

PARIS (Reuters) - Two French human rights groups filed a legal complaint on Thursday that targets the U.S. National Security Agency, the FBI and seven technology companies they say may have helped the United States to snoop on French citizens' emails and phone calls. ...Read More »

Nokia unveils new Lumia smartphone with 41-megapixel camera
July 11, 2013 (Reuters) - Nokia announced a new smartphone, the Lumia 1020, with a 41-megapixel camera on Thursday in its latest bid to catch up with rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.

The Finnish mobile phone maker is betting its future in smartphones on Microsoft Corp's Windows Phone...
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Microsoft says to streamline around devices, services
July 11, 2013 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday he was streamlining the software and media company around devices like phones and game consoles and services in its first major overhaul in five years.

Microsoft, which has been struggling to compete in a world of mo...
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Antitrust watchdog raids top European telecoms firms
July 11, 2013 By Foo Yun Chee and Leila Abboud

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's competition watchdog is investigating some of the region's biggest telecoms firms over whether they abused their market position in deals with Internet companies to deliver content to consumers.

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Latin American nations fuming over NSA spying allegations
July 11, 2013 By Anthony Boadle

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Irate Latin American nations are demanding explanations from the United States about new allegations that it spied on both allies and foes in the region with secret surveillance programs.

A leading Brazilian newspaper reported on...
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NSA 'spied' on most Latin American nations: Brazil paper
July 11, 2013 BRASILIA (Reuters) - The National Security Agency has targeted most Latin American countries in their spying programs, with Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico ranking among those of highest priority for the U.S. intelligence agency, a leading Brazilian newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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British companies increase ad budgets as optimism grows-survey
July 10, 2013 LONDON (Reuters) - The balance of British companies increasing their marketing spending over those cutting back rose at the fastest pace for six years in the second quarter, signalling growing optimism about the economy, according to researchers IPA Bellwether.

Some 22 percent of companies...
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Florida police chief ready for Zimmerman verdict
July 10, 2013 By Daniel Trotta

SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - In a once-segregated Southern town where a shooting death last year ignited a dispute that polarized America, the new police chief has embraced a simple tactic. He calls it the walk and talk.

Unprecedented in Sanford, wh...
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Global PC market shrank 11 percent in second quarter
July 10, 2013 By Noel Randewich

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Global shipments of personal computers slumped 10.9 percent in the second quarter, the fifth straight quarterly decline in a market that has been devastated by the popularity of tablets, research firm Gartner said on Wednesday.

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T-Mobile US to allow phone upgrades every six months
July 10, 2013 By Sinead Carew

NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday that customers would be allowed to upgrade phones every six months and it unveiled a family plan for prepaid customers as it moves to lure customers away from its three bigger rivals.

Verizon Wirel...
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Florida police chief ready for Zimmerman verdict in divided town
July 10, 2013 By Daniel Trotta

SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - In a once-segregated Southern town where a shooting death last year ignited a dispute that polarized America, the new police chief has embraced a simple tactic. He calls it the walk and talk.

Unprecedented in Sanford, wh...
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Zimmerman trial grows tense over whether he will testify
July 10, 2013 By Barbara Liston

SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida judge and George Zimmerman's defense lawyer engaged in a testy exchange on Wednesday when the judge asked Zimmerman directly whether he intended to testify in his own defense in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvo...
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Judge will allow Zimmerman jury to see animated re-enactment
July 10, 2013 By Barbara Liston

SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida judge blocked as evidence a computer generated re-enactment of George Zimmerman's shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, but she will allow the jury to see it in closing arguments of the murder trial.

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Nokia to bet on camera upgrade in smartphone push
July 10, 2013 By Ritsuko Ando

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia <NOK1V.HE> is expected to unveil a new smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera on Thursday, banking on advanced optics to make up for meager marketing resources and a limited range of phone apps.

Analysts, however, are sk...
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Nokia to bet on Lumia's camera upgrade to overcome budget handicap
July 10, 2013 By Ritsuko Ando

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia <NOK1V.HE> is expected to unveil a new smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera on Thursday, banking on advanced optics to make up for meager marketing resources and limited phone apps.

Analysts, however, are skeptical tha...
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Latin American nations fuming over NSA spying allegations
July 10, 2013 By Anthony Boadle

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Irate Latin American nations are demanding explanations from the United States about new allegations that it spied on both allies and foes in the region with secret surveillance programs.

A leading Brazilian newspaper reported on...
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CEO says BlackBerry open to licensing deals, other options
July 09, 2013 By Euan Rocha

WATERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd signaled on Tuesday that a licensing deal, or even an outright sale of the company, was still a possibility, pleasing shareholders still reeling from the disappointing debut for its new line of smartphones.

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Jay Z's 'Magna Carta': promo writ large, but critics hold back
July 09, 2013 By Piya Sinha-Roy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z is taking promo to the next level, selling a million copies of his latest album to Samsung for smartphone distribution and going on a six-hour Twitterthon with fans.

The American musician holds the title for most ...
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Microsoft to unveil big management reorganization Thursday: report
July 09, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will unveil on Thursday its biggest management reorganization in at least five years, to better compete in a world of mobile devices and Web-based services, according to the technology blog AllThingsD.

The changes will shift the duties and responsib...
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