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Lines go silent in Finnish town of Salo as Microsoft shuts Nokia phone unit

When US software giant Microsoft bought Nokia's struggling mobile phone business last year, the inhabitants of Salo – a town of 54,000 in southern Finland – thought the move would revive the local economy.


Turkey restricts Facebook in schools: report

Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media said.


Benin smartphone app brings museums into homes

Admiring paintings or photographs by Africa's greatest contemporary artists is a luxury in Benin, where museums are scarce and most people lack money to travel farther afield.


India’s booming taxi-app firms endure bumpy ride

India’s ultra-competitive app-based taxi-hailing market has quickly become a multi-billion-dollar industry, but controversy surrounding safety, rejected licences and protesting cabbies threatens to slam the brakes on its spectacular rise.


Fridge magnate – Zhang shifts Haier focus for wireless age

The Chinese businessman who built the world's second-biggest refrigerator, washing machine and air conditioner empire is focusing on innovation and connectivity – linking his firm and its customers to their smart home appliances.


US$100mil for startup to ‘reimagine education’

Tech industry leaders including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have raised US$100mil (RM357.12mil) for an education initiative aimed at “reimagining” schools from the elementary school level.


US tech industry needs women, must interest them at school

New York City programmer Bana Malik was passionate about computers and mathematics from an early age, a videogames enthusiast and e-mail user way before many of her male friends.


Singapore high school maths problem stumps the Internet

A maths problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore’s elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it.


Flipkart ties up with Mumbai lunch delivery men to navigate city streets

India's biggest e-commerce company, Flipkart, has tied up with Mumbai's lunchbox delivery men, famous for navigating cramped and confusing streets, as it tries to smooth the often difficult last stretch of its delivery to customers.


Google unveils ‘stick’ computer with Asus

Google and Taiwan’s Asus are launching a “computer on a stick” which can plug into a display to turn it into a PC.