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LinkedIn Membership Hits 300 Million

The career-focused social network LinkedIn announced Friday it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the United States.

"While this is an exciting moment, we still have a long way to go to realize our vision of creating economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce," said LinkedIn vice president Deep Nishar in a blog posting.

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Android Gains in U.S., Basic Phones almost Extinct

The Google Android platform grabbed the majority of mobile phones in the U.S. market in early 2014, as consumers all but abandoned non-smartphone handsets, a survey showed Friday.

The poll by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found 53 percent of new mobile phones activated by U.S. customers were Android devices in the January-March period.

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Questions on Bubble as Tech Momentum Fades

After the tech euphoria of 2013, the fast-moving sector has hit a speed bump.

The wobbly action of 2014 is still an open question: is this a correction, bear market or a bubble like the catastrophic dot-com boom and bust of 1999-2000?

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Honda's New ASIMO Robot, more Human-Like than Ever

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

"Hello New York! Thank you for coming today!" the little guy chirped in English, the recorded voice of a teenaged boy, at his U.S. debut Wednesday in a Manhattan hotel. 

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Researchers: Satellite Telecom Vulnerable to Hackers

Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday.

A paper released by the security firm IOActive found "multiple high risk vulnerabilities" in all the satellite systems studied. 

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Microsoft Reports Strong Sales of XBox One

Microsoft said Thursday it has sold more than five million XBox One consoles since they were launched in November.

The news came a day after video game competitor Sony said it had sold more than seven million PlayStation 4 consoles since mid-November.

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'Chief Yahoo' David Filo Returns to Board

Yahoo announced the nomination Wednesday of three new board members, including company co-founder David Filo, who earned the nickname and formal job title of "Chief Yahoo."

Filo was named along with Charles Schwab, head of a big investment firm bearing his name, and H. Lee Scott, former president and chief executive at Walmart.

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Sony's PlayStation 4 Sales Top Seven Million

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.

"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 (PlayStation 4) has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., said in a statement.

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'Heartbleed' Fix May Slow Web Performance

The heartache from the Heartbleed Internet flaw is not over, and some experts say the fix may lead to online disruption and confusion.

The good news is that most sites deemed vulnerable have patched their systems or are in the process of doing so.

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Tech Giants Look to Skies to Spread Internet

The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies.

That is the message from U.S. tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.

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