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Technology Report: Google Glass future clouded as some early believers lose faith

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Google Glass future clouded as some early believers lose faith
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy technology, Google co-founder Sergey Brin sauntered bare-faced into a Silicon Valley red-carpet event on Sunday.
Nokia says vanishing consumer brand may return
LONDON (Reuters) - Don't call it a comeback yet. But Nokia is thinking about how to revive its brand name in consumer markets just months after selling off its former flagship mobile phones business to Microsoft for more than $7 billion.
Blackberry has no immediate plans to crack 'sensitive' China market
BEIJING (Reuters) - Blackberry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen sees Asia as key to reviving the loss-making smartphone maker's fortunes but expanding in the region's biggest market China, where security data concerns are rife, is currently not a priority.
After record IPO, Alibaba eyes first bond sale
NEW YORK (IFR) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will sound out investors next week in Asia, Europe and the US as it mulls its first bond ever, just two months after the company's record-breaking IPO.
U.S. FCC seek details of AT&T's plan to pause fiber spending
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked AT&T Inc to provide specifics of its plan to stop investing in high-speed Internet connections in 100 cities until the agency sorts out new "net neutrality" rules.
With funky name but big demand, BlaBlaCar eyes global ride-share push
LONDON (Reuters) - A fast-growing French firm is making a name across Europe for its inter-city ride-sharing service, drawing big funding from venture backers while showing a drive to go global that is all too rare among European start-ups.
Disney cloud-based movie service partners with Wal-Mart
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's cloud-based movie storage service will give users the ability to add purchases from Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Vudu online store, a Disney official announced on Friday.
Exclusive: India's Reliance Entertainment plans to acquire Western game studios in 2015
(Reuters) - India's Reliance Entertainment plans to begin acquiring North American and European mobile game studios starting in early 2015, in hopes of becoming a significant global player in the fast-growing mobile games industry.
U.S. government spending $425 million to build fastest supercomputers
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it is spending $425 million to research extreme-scale computing and build two super-computers, which would be the world's fastest, for research into basic science as well as nuclear weapons.
Fuel-cell cars will be commercially viable by 2025: Bosch executive
BERLIN (Reuters) - Fuel-cell technology is becoming cheaper and will be commercially viable for mass use in cars by 2025, a senior executive at auto industry supplier Robert Bosch said on Friday.
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