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Smartwatch market slips on Apple decline

Washington (AFP) - The global smartwatch market took a sharp downward turn in the second quarter on falling sales of the industry-leading Apple Watch, a survey showed Thursday.


South Korea anti-trust agency probes Google: report

Seoul (AFP) - South Korea's anti-trust agency is investigating Google for alleged abuse of its market dominance, a report said Thursday, a week after the EU filed anti-trust charges against the US …


Saudi revives 15-year-old anti-Pokemon fatwa

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's top clerical body has revived a 2001 religious edict prohibiting Pokemon in response to public calls for guidance on the newly launched smartphone version of the game.


Facebook Messenger hits one billion users

San Francisco (AFP) - Facebook said Wednesday the number of users of its Messenger application had topped one billion, a key milestone as it seeks to expand the platform to new services.


WhatsApp briefly blocked yet again in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - The hugely popular WhatsApp smartphone messaging service was briefly blocked by a Brazilian court for the third time in less than a year after failing to surrender user data to …


NBN in 100,000 WA homes

More than seven years after it was announced to the nation, the number of WA homes connected to the National Broadband Network has ticked over the 100,000 mark.

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