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BlackBerry Lesson: Adapt or Die in the Internet Age

BlackBerry has joined Yahoo, Nokia and other technology industry stars felled by an internet age in which companies are forced to evolve quickly or perish.

Canadian-based BlackBerry announced Wednesday it would halt in-house production of smartphones, marking the end of an era for the once-dominant handset producer.

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Dutch Take Pokemon Go Makers to Court as Gamers Flood Beaches

Dutch authorities are taking the U.S. makers of Pokemon Go to court after the company failed to respond to pleas to stop hordes of fans flocking to protected beaches.

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BlackBerry to Outsource Handsets, Will Halt Production

BlackBerry announced Wednesday it would halt in-house production of smartphones, marking the end of an era for the once-dominant Canadian tech firm.

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Germany Blocks WhatsApp Data Transfers to Facebook

German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns.

Facebook and WhatsApp promised in the wake of the Silicon Valley giant's 2014 acquisition of the messaging app that they would not share data, Hamburg's Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Johannes Caspar recalled in a statement.

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Chinese User Says New Samsung Note 7 Exploded

A Chinese user of the Samsung Note 7 said Tuesday his device exploded while charging, raising fears of fresh battery issues hitting the South Korean company's phones after a massive recall.

The news comes after Samsung was forced to recall 2.5 million Note 7 handsets shipped to the US, South Korea and other markets, following complaints that faulty batteries caused the phones to explode while charging.

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Researchers Restore First ever Computer Music Recording

New Zealand researchers said Monday they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by British genius Alan Turing.

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Online Services Want your Birthdate _ Creating Security Risk

Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous.

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Smoking Samsung Phone Sparks Alert on Indian Flight

A smoking Samsung phone sparked alarm on an Indian flight on Friday, the airline said, weeks after the manufacturer recalled 2.5-million units of its latest model when batteries began catching fire while charging.

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Big Email Hack Doesn't Exactly Send the Message Yahoo Needed

Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email. That challenge just got more daunting after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million accounts.

The startling breach disclosed Thursday is believed to be the largest to hit a single email provider. The security breakdown risks magnifying Yahoo's preexisting problems — specifically, that it is losing users, traffic and the advertising revenue that follows both, to rivals such as Google and Facebook.

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South Korea Asks Samsung to Extend Galaxy Note 7 Refund

South Korea's government asked Samsung Electronics to extend the refund period for its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that have been subject to an unprecedented global recall.

The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, the government agency responsible for product safety and recalls, has not approved Samsung's smartphone recall plan because its measures on how to remove Note 7s already in the market were inadequate, Nam Taek-joo, the agency official, said by phone Thursday.

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