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It May Be Crushing Samsung In China, But Xiaomi Barely Makes A Profit — Beating a smartphone gargantuan like Samsung in the smartphone price wars is not for the faint hearted. It can cost nearly all your earnings. Chinese smartphone upstart Xiaomi, who this year grabbed Samsung's No. 1 spot in China with its low-cost smartphones, revealed startlingly-low profits in a filing to the Shenzen stock exchange on Monday, Reuters reported.

Jawbone Jumps Into Employee Monitoring — Jawbone is the latest fitness tracker that wants to help employers better-track their staff to lower health care costs. It's launched Up for Groups, a service by which companies can buy Jawbone's fitness trackers in bulk at a discount and use Jawbone's dashboard software to track how they're being used in aggregate.

Why Facebook's New Search Tool Could Ding Yelp — Every so often Facebook updates its service with a new feature, something aimed not at making money directly but keeping us lurking around the site with a more useful or addictive experience. The latest is Facebook Search, an upgrade to the Graph Search tool that Mark Zuckerberg announced in February, and which has since been in beta.

Why Facebook Still Wins When We Use Facebook Less — Mobile apps usually measure success by how engaged their users are. Are people coming back at least once a month to their service? If not, there's a problem. Yet that idea doesn't apply to the granddaddy of social apps, Facebook.

Gadgets We Love: LEGO Mindstorms EV3 — I never had much of an opportunity as a kid to play with mechanical engineering toys or anything remotely to do with robots. As a girl, the world steered me towards toys that fostered imaginary play: dolls, miniature furniture with pots and pans, a handful of stale Cheerios that doubled up as donuts.

Meet Regin, The Sophisticated Malware That Spies On Telco Networks — One of the most sophisticated digital spying tools known to the security field is suddenly in the spotlight today. Known as Regin, the back-door Trojan has stolen information from telelcoms, airlines, energy companies and private individuals and is a "groundbreaking" form malware, according to security firm Symantec, which has published a new report on Regin.

Report: Anonymous Messaging App YikYak Raises $65 Million — The same venture capitalists who bankrolled WhatsApp and Whisper are now putting their money on YikYak, an anonymous and controversial messaging service that has already been spreading like a virus across American college campuses. Sequoia Capital has led a $62 million funding round into YikYak, according to The Wall Street Journal , marking the startup's third funding round in the one year it has been live.

The Largest Cyber Attack In History Has Been Hitting Hong Kong Sites — The intense skirmishes inside Hong Kong's Occupy Central protests haven't just taken place on the streets, but online too. The largest cyber attack in history has been carried out against independent media sites in Hong Kong over the past few months, according to the company protecting them, increasing in their intensity each time pro-democracy activists announced new activities or developments.

WhatsApp Moves To Protect Messages From Snoops — Experts in the privacy and security field have long questioned if WhatsApp, the world's most popular mobile messaging service, would ever add an encryption feature to its service, protecting user messages from government snoops and hackers. Now it has.

Nokia's $250 iPad Mini Clone Looks Destined For China — Nokia has unveiled its first hardware offering since it sold its devices and services business to Microsoft, and it marks a shift away from any loyalty to Windows Phone: The $250 N1 is an Android tablet that looks unabashedly like the iPad Mini, and appears to be destined for Chinese users.
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @iblametom: Get The Interview Online: A Five-Point Plan To Help Sony Fight Back Against The Hackers @Forbes

Dec 18, 2014

@bazzacollins @charlesarthur @janemccallion Fair play tho I saw folks in America put full cream in tea once. *shiver*

Dec 18, 2014

@charlesarthur @bazzacollins @janemccallion Yup I'm a UK national, born and (mostly) bred. Accent comes from a childhood in U.S. Go figure.

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