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E-cigarettes to be regulated in US

WASHINGTON - US regulators proposed new restrictions on the US$2bn market in e-cigarettes, which until now have been free from federal regulation.

25 Apr 2014 06:52


Facebook buys fitness app Moves

NEW YORK, USA: Facebook has bought the fitness app Moves, which helps users monitor daily physical activity and their calorie counts on a smartphone.

25 Apr 2014 06:36


Amazon Prime to distribute old shows from HBO

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon scored has struck a deal with HBO to distribute old shows from the premium cable TV channel to its Prime subscribers, landing a blow to rival Netflix in the streaming video battle.

24 Apr 2014 08:03


Google online maps give you time travel

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has added virtual time travel to its Internet offerings by letting them turn back the clock on Street View images to show how places have changed over the seven years it has been collecting pictures.

24 Apr 2014 07:50


Speak your clients' languages - it makes sense

LOS ANGELES, US: Being a multilingual business and being able to communicate with your clients in their own language makes a lot of sense.

23 Apr 2014 13:30


McDonald's profit dips as US sales slump

NEW YORK CITY, US: Fast-food chain McDonald's said yesterday its first-quarter profit dropped 5.2% amid declining sales in its key US home market, and vowed to boost global sales.

23 Apr 2014 10:56


French economist's book on inequality tops Amazon list

WASHINGTON, USA: French Economist Thomas Piketty's book on income inequality rose to the top of online retailer Amazon's best sellers.

23 Apr 2014 08:11


New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly

NEW YORK, USA: New York police were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter - only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.

23 Apr 2014 07:38


Zynga seeks to harvest players with mobile FarmVille game

SAN FRANCISCO - Social games company Zynga released a version of the hit "FarmVille" game tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of new players.

22 Apr 2014 08:26