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European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law

Source: Business Balla | Apr 3 2014, 7:08am CDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Parliament adopted a "net neutrality" bill on Thursday, barring Internet service...
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World's first Firefox smartphone launched

Source: Business Balla | Jul 2 2013, 12:42am CDT

Madrid, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Telefonica is offering the world's first smartphone with the Firefox operating system to compete with devices running Google Android and Apple IOS.
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Samsung's Q1 profit surges on smartphone sales

Source: Business Balla | Apr 26 2013, 3:00am CDT

Samsung's Q1 profit surges on smartphone sales
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of handsets, memory chips and flat screens, said Friday that its operating profit surged in the first quarter on the back of solid demand for its Galaxy smartphones.
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Russia allows buffalo meat imports from India
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/TASS) Russia has allowed imports of buffalo meat from India, the country's veterinary regulator said Thursday.
 
New guidelines for prostate cancer testing
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Prostate cancer checks in Australia are set to improve after cancer agencies and health experts reached an agreement on new testing guidelines at the World Cancer Congress (WCC) currently being held in Melbourne.
 
Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human.
 
 

Samsung to launch Galaxy S4 first in Seoul

Source: Business Balla | Apr 25 2013, 4:04am CDT

Samsung to launch Galaxy S4 first in Seoul
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Thursday said it will roll out its new flagship smartphone model Galaxy S4 in Seoul this Friday for the first time across the globe.
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America Movil's Brazil units mull merger of operations

Source: Business Balla | Apr 13 2013, 1:42am CDT

America Movil's Brazil units mull merger of operations
Rio de Janeiro, April 13 (IANS/EFE) The Brazil units of business magnate Carlos Slim's America Movil - Embratel, Claro and NET - said Friday they have launched studies with a view to a potential merger of their operations.
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Telefonica Brazil's profits rise

Source: Business Balla | Feb 25 2013, 10:40pm CST

Telefonica Brazil's profits rise
Sao Paulo, Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) Telefonica Brazil, a unit of Spanish telecom giant Telefonica, said Monday it posted net income of $2.22 billion in 2012, up 2.1 percent from the previous year.
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Spanish firm wins spectrum in British auction

Source: Business Balla | Feb 21 2013, 12:17am CST

Spanish firm wins spectrum in British auction
Madrid, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica spent 550 million pounds ($844.23 million) to acquire spectrum in an auction in Britain, the company said Wednesday in a regulatory filing.
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Mozilla introduces Firefox OS phones

Source: Business Balla | Jan 23 2013, 2:16am CST

San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Browser maker Mozilla Tuesday introduced two phones powered by its open source Firefox OS platform with focus on low-end markets.
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Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
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Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said. Scientists sampled arthropods - such as...
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School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Police officials said the armed men opened fire at the vehicle of Zahid Ali,...
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Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said. This increased the toll to 16, including six South Koreans and 10...
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Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
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Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to...
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Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
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Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
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PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
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18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
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