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Nokia posts loss for period after Alcatel-Lucent purchase

Nokia suffered a net loss of 513 million euros ($583 million) in the first quarter, the Finnish telecom equipment giant said Tuesday in its first earnings announcement after acquiring its French-American rival Alcatel-Lucent. The group’s sales fell by eight percent in its main network equipment business, but Nokia highlighted in …

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IBM Letting Anyone Play With Its super PC

 IBM’s five five qubit processorIBM Research Quantum computing is computing at its most esoteric. It’s an experimental, enormously complex, sometimes downright confusing technology that’s typically the domain of hardcore academics and organizations like Google and NASA. But that might be changing. Today, IBM unveiled an online service that lets anyone …

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SA Express resumes service after suspension

SA Express is airborne again

SA Express is airborne again.  The airline has been allowed to resume flights after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had suspended its operating license on Saturday over safety concerns.   A spokesperson for the airline has said that flights resumed at seven this evening (Sunday). SA Express says it had …

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram hit Windows 10

Fresh from reporting stellar earnings, Facebook on Thursday rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft’s latest operating system for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services. “There are many people using Facebook, Messenger and Instagram on Windows, so today we’re excited to roll out Windows 10 apps …

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SpaceX Plans to Reach Mars by 2018

Elon Musk wants to launch a spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018. Let that sink in. Depending on your definition of “as soon as,” that means sometime between 20 and 32 months from now. But Musk probably meant roughly 24 months, because May 2018 is when the next Mars …

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Facebook sees 52-per cent increase in first quarter

Facebook sees 52-per cent increase in first quarter

Social media juggernaut Facebook had a banner first quarter, seeing a 52-per cent increase in gross revenue, and a three-fold increase in profit over the same period in 2015, it reported Wednesday. The Menlo Park, California-based tech company saw revenue of $5.38-billion (R78.08-billion) versus $3.5-billion in the first three months of last year. …

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US drops fight with Apple

US drops fight with Apple

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its effort to force Apple Inc to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York after someone provided authorities the passcode to access the device. In a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, prosecutors said that investigators …

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