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DUBAI - A gargantuan touring book sale that touts itself as the world's largest is making its first stop in the Middle East, filling a huge hangar in Dubai with stacks of 3 million discounted books, open around the clock. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, launched in Kuala Lumpur in 2009, has since regularly toured Asian cities including Jakarta,...
British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) create the world's smallest Christmas card, so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. WATCH: This Christmas card is so small that more than 200 million of them could fit on a standard postage stamp. It was created by British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL),...
  By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Apple Inc said it "has always looked out for kids", defending its technology policy for children, after two major investors urged it to address what they said was a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple's iPhones. Shareholders Jana Partners, a leading activist shareholder, and California teacher pension investor CalSTRS, one of the nation's largest public...
BEIJING - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc <1810.HK> said on Friday it will rejig its businesses and create new leadership positions aimed at building a second tier to CEO Lei Jun, amid increased scrutiny of governance and successions at Chinese tech firms. The firm would introduce two new departments to advise Lei on strategy and oversee hiring, promotion and pay,...
By Nqobile Dludla JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - From the mother of dragons in "Game of Thrones" to Captain America from the "The Avengers", thousands of comic book and science fiction fans went head-to-head...
(Reuters) - WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had disagreements with Facebook <FB.O> Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg over monetization of the messaging service before he left the company, according to an interview with Acton published by Forbes on Wednesday. ...
BEIJING- Shares in several of Apple Inc's <AAPL.O> Asian suppliers fell for a second straight day on Tuesday, hurt by a report from Taiwan's Economic Daily and some analysts saying that iPhone X demand could come in below expectations in the first quarter. Apple will slash its sales forecast for the iPhone X in the quarter to 30 million units,...
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics will cease operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China, the company said, as its sales in the world's biggest smartphone market slumps amid rising competition from lower-cost local rivals. ...
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is expanding its response to people using the platform improperly and on Tuesday said it had deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a "troll factory" indicted by U.S. prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Facebook said many of the deleted articles and pages came from Russia-based...
By Aishwarya Venugopal (Reuters) - Apple Inc <AAPL.O> said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas, that will house up to 15,000 workers as...

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