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South Korea building 5G network 1000x faster than 4G

South Korea plans to spend ₩1.6 trillion on a 5G network, for completion by the year 2020.

By January 22, 2014

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The Week in Pictures: Google's utopia to a stem cell burger

Google CEO Larry Page imagines a tech-driven utopia, robotic bees take flight, and a $325,000 stem cell hamburger is ready to be eaten.

By May 17, 2013

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HTC to counter revenue sag with cheaper phones in China

Peter Chou may be optimistic, but first quarter results for this year are expected to raise little cheer for the company's shareholders. Will offering lower-cost phones in China help?

By February 4, 2013

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Twitter puts real humans into its search algorithm...and profits

In a dense engineering post, Twitter explains how it uses "crowdsourced" human evaluators to make sense of ephemeral hashtags and other search terms. And who benefits? Why, Twitter's advertisers, of course.

By January 8, 2013

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Google acquires Frommer's, pushes further into travel info

The company acquired the travel guide service from John Wiley & Sons for an undisclosed sum, but may face critics alarmed by its growing clout in the travel arena.

By August 13, 2012

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Samsung Galaxy S3 contactless NFC payment tested in UK shops

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is testing contactless payments. Read on to find out how it works and how I got on in real shops.

By June 28, 2012

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iPhone propels Verizon subscriber growth as profit rises

Verizon added 501,000 net contract subscribers, likely driven by the continued popularity of the iPhone 4S. It sold 3.2 million iPhones, and 2.1 million 4G LTE smartphones.

By April 19, 2012

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Mobile postcard startup Sincerely finally hot, now that Apple is a rival

Apple launched a product that's almost identical to Sincerely's -- and that's giving the 6-month-old startup a big boost.

By October 26, 2011

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Study: Prices of top iPhone games keep dropping

A new study from Distimo says the average price of popular games on Apple's App Store has gone down more than a quarter from prices during the same time last year.

By July 26, 2011

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Acer A500 tablet gets Best Buy preorders now, available soon

Acer announces price and availability of its Iconia A500 Tab.

By April 8, 2011