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Samsung delays new smartphone
Samsung Electronics Co. is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone, a latest setback to its plan to create a mobile platform to rival Google?s Android or Apple?s iOS.
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Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest ecommerce shift
Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.
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Microsoft gives employees sneak peek at new 'selfie' phone
Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.
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Instagram just unveiled ?Bolt,? its answer to Snapchat
The photo-sharing, Facebook-owned social network Instagram on unveiled ?Bolt? on Tuesday, a new messaging app that allows users to send short-lived photo and video messages from mobile devices.
Click here to read more on Time