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Business 20 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Facebook provides rare peek at how the 900 million users are protected

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc offered a rare peek on Tuesday at one facet of the elaborate system it uses to police its 900 million-user social network, as it attempts to keep it free of content it deems offensive, illegal or just plain inappropriate.

Business 29 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

UK retailers going bust jumps 38% in Q1

LONDON: The number of British retailers going bust jumped 38% to 670 in the first quarter of 2012, up from 486 in the fourth quarter, as the country slumped to a double-dip recession, according to a survey from accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy.

Business 28 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Amazon’s streak of Fire ignites shares

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon.com Inc’s quarterly results beat Wall Street’s most bullish expectations as heavy spending by the world’s largest Internet retailer began to pay off through sales of more digital products on its new Kindle Fire tablet.

Business 09 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Crisis-hit professionals seek jobs in powerhouse Germany

FRANKFURT: “I was at the top of my career, earning well, and now I’m back at the bottom,” says Elena Nunez-Arenas, one of thousands from debt-wracked eurozone countries seeking work in Germany, Europe’s powerhouse.

Business 22 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Video game deals to steal Black Friday spotlight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retailers are saving some of their deepest discounts on Black Friday for video game products, with large chains Wal-Mart and Best Buy putting some rock-bottom prices tags on hot games to lure shoppers into stores.

Business 25 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Quiet digital revolution under way in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - As his right hand grips the mouse, the physics major's eyes are fixed on a flat-screen monitor labeled with a red sticker reminding him the computer was a gift from Kim Jong Il.

Business 08 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Next gen video games let players control the story

LOS ANGELES, California: Menacing alien machines descend on Earth, and amid all-out war, a soldier searches a building to find a frightened boy hiding in a vent

Business 10 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Nintendo's task: The Wii, again, more, better

NEW YORK: The upcoming Wii U - part tablet computer, part game machine - could help Nintendo surpass its rivals once again.

Business 24 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sony sees US$3.2b net loss

TOKYO: Sony Corp said yesterday it would post a US$3.2bil net loss for the year that ended on March 31, the latest setback for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.

Business 23 May 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sony fights reputation damage from security breach

TOKYO: Sony Corp., the Japanese maker of PlayStation 3 video game machines and Bravia flat-panel TVs, reports its fiscal fourth quarter results Thursday.