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In slumping tablet market, Apple still rules

Washington (AFP) - Global sales of tablet computers extended their slide in early 2016, with some bright spots at the low end of the market and more expensive "detachables," a survey showed Thursday.


Amazon delivers profit, stock surges

Washington (AFP) - Amazon on Thursday reported a fourth consecutive quarterly profit, sending shares surging for the online giant known better for its customer connections than its profit margins.


Watchers wonder if Apple has lost its magic

San Francisco (AFP) - Is Apple facing a rare, simple pause in growth in a tough global economy or has it lost its magic for dreaming up must-have new gadgets like the iPhone?


US House passes email privacy bill

Washington (AFP) - US lawmakers Wednesday approved a bill to boost privacy protection for email and other electronic communication, closing key loopholes in digital data protection.


Google faces EU competition case over image search

Brussels (AFP) - US photo agency Getty Images filed a complaint Wednesday with the European Commission accusing Google Inc.'s web search of hurting its business, opening a new front in the Internet …


Twitter stung by stall in user growth

San Francisco (AFP) - Twitter shares slid after a quarterly update worsened investor fears that the one-to-many messaging service can win enough users to be a lucrative, mainstream hit.


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