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Dish unveils Sling TV video streaming service
(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp on Monday took the wraps off its long-anticipated video streaming service, named Sling TV, targeted to younger consumers who shun pricey cable and satellite subscriptions.
Sharp promises 'reasonable price' for new, ultra-HD TVs
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Sharp aims to sell its latest, super high-definition TVs later this year at a "reasonable price," a senior executive said, as the company tries to stay ahead of other consumer electronics makers offering 4K TVs.
Advertisers to get a glimpse of Apple Watch promise, challenge
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Apple's forthcoming smartwatch poses a conundrum for advertisers: How to tap the enticing possibilities of the tiny gadget without overwhelming consumers with messages.
Chipmaker Nvidia accelerates move into smarter automobiles
(Reuters) - Chipmaker Nvidia on Sunday unveiled a new processor aimed at powering high-end graphics on car dashboards as well as sophisticated auto-pilot systems.
Xiaomi revenue doubled to $12 billion in 2014: CEO microblog
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Fast-growing Chinese tech firm Xiaomi Technology Ltd Co [XTC.UL] booked 74.3 billion yuan ($11.97 billion) in pre-tax sales last year, up 135 percent from 2013, the firm's chief executive Lei Jun said on his official microblog account on Sunday.
China aiming to triple patents by 2020
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is aiming to triple the number of patents it files by 2020 as Beijing looks to boost the country's high-tech economy in areas from agriculture to pharmaceuticals, according to a notice from the central government on Sunday.
China's Huawei says 2014 sales revenue to rise 15 percent to $46 billion
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] expects advances in cloud computing and higher demand for smart devices to have lifted 2014 sales revenue by 15 percent to $46 billion, CEO Ken Hu said in a new year's message on the company's website.
Uber loses bid to withhold CEO emails in gratuity lawsuit
(Reuters) - A federal judge rejected Uber Technologies Inc's bid that it not be required to disclose emails from Chief Executive Travis Kalanick in a California lawsuit accusing the popular ride-booking service of deceiving customers about how it shares tips with drivers.
Bad code update triggered Yahoo, Bing search crash: source
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp search engines temporarily went dark on Friday after Microsoft pushed out a bad code update and then struggled to roll it back, a person briefed on the outages told Reuters.
Vuzix says received Intel investment for smart glasses
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Vuzix Corporation said on Friday that Intel Corp invested $24.8 million in the company to speed up the launch of Internet-connected eyewear.
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