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Blackberry-062315.jpgCanadian smart phone maker BlackBerry Ltd. reported Friday a profit for the first quarter that surged from last year, reflecting improved gross margins as well as higher software and technology licensing revenues. However, adjusted loss per share came in wider than analysts' expectations, and quarterly revenues also missed their estimates, as smartphone sales dropped.
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bmw-062915.jpgGerman luxury car giant Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or BMW Group is looking to go all-electric over the next 10 years due to the upcoming stricter carbon emission laws. Virtually every BMW model would be converted to electric drivetrains, including range-extending engines and plug-in hybrids. The transition will see even the company's top-selling 3 Series sport sedans turned into plug-in hybrids.
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Google's new Photo app has misidentified images of black people as gorillas. Google was alerted to the issue via Twitter by computer programmer Jacky Alcine, whose images were given the offensive tag. The company has apologized for the error and says it is taking steps to make sure it does not...

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The inventor of text messaging, Matti Makkonen, a Finnish national, passed away at the age of 63. Known as the "reluctant father of SMS", he had suggested the idea of Short Messaging Service at a Telecoms conference in 1984 in Copenhagen. Despite being the pioneer of SMS, Makkonen many a time said...

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You can now send cash via Facebook Messenger in the U.S. The free Messenger P2P Payments service will allow you to do just that, enable users to send money to each other 'in just a few taps'. The service is now available only to Facebook Messenger users across the U.S.

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Software giant Microsoft Corp. will cut 1,200 jobs as it shuts down its web display advertising business and hands the operations over to AOL Inc. and AppNexus Inc., Bloomberg reported Monday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. Microsoft is closing the business as it plans to sharpen focus on key areas.

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Chevrolet has introduced a new safety feature for cars equipped with OnStar services that will alert the vehicle owners in real time if someone attempts to steal their vehicle. The Theft Alarm Notification feature will be available to eligible subscribers later this summer.

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