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SEEMS REASONABLE: A US judge said Google's plan to create a US$250mil (RM821.9mil) internal program to disrupt rogue online pharmacies is a fair way to end shareholder litigation over accusations the search company improperly allowed ads from non-US drug sellers. — Reuters
REPERCUSSIONS: Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 (RM131,403) after he was found guilty of misconduct by the Football Association (FA) for an "abusive" comment he made on Twitter. — Reuters

US judge says Google settlement over pharma ads is fair

Twenty-nine charged in Chicago with 'cracking cards' bank fraud scheme

Ferdinand suspended for three games for Twitter comment

Samsung's Q3 profit plunges to near three-year low

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DIFFERENT STRATEGY: LG Electronics Inc, maker of expensive OLED display televisions, said it will supplement its line-up of next-generation TVs with sets using cheaper quantum dot display technology under a dual-track strategy. — Reuters

LG Elec plans quantum dot TVs alongside OLED sets

30 October 2014

LG Electronics Inc, maker of expensive OLED display televisions, said it will supplement its line-up of next-generation TVs with sets using cheaper quantum dot display technology under a dual-track strategy.

LATEST CONTENDER: 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. — Reuters

Microsoft launches wearable fitness device for US$199

30 October 2014

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE: A supporter taking a 'selfie' with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney after a campaign stop in Raleigh, North Carolina. — Reuters

With selfies and listicles, US politicians go vote-hunting on social media

30 October 2014

From viral videos to selfies, listicles and "throwback Thursday" photos, candidates in the Nov 4 midterm elections are leaving no social media stone unturned.

CLIMBING THE RANKS: China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc, according to a new industry study. — Reuters

Xiaomi moves into third place in global smartphone war

30 October 2014

China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc, according to a new industry study.

Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to arrest profit slide

30 October 2014

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011.

Experts cautious over Google nanoparticle project

30 October 2014

A Google project to develop nanoparticles that can detect cancer cells inside the body is a useful contribution but faces important hurdles, experts said on Wednesday.

Apple in talks to sell iPhone in Iran: report

30 October 2014

Apple is in preliminary talks to sell the iPhone in Iran, if sanctions are eased on the Middle East nation, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

National cybersale clocks up RM67mil in sales

30 October 2014

#MYCyberSALE, the Government-led sale driven by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) recorded a total of RM67mil in sales from 179,617 local online shoppers.

Vatican unveils new air, light systems to protect Michelangelo frescoes

30 October 2014

The Vatican on Wednesday unveiled new high-tech, energy-saving lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo's delicate Sistine Chapel frescoes from damage caused by ever-growing crowds of tourists.

Visa sees mobile payment as big growth driver

30 October 2014

Visa Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit and said the mobile payment industry would be "a great driver" for business, sending its shares up nearly 4% in extended trading.

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