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Google parent Alphabet profit surges on mobile, video ads

Google parent Alphabet Inc. bested analysts' estimates for third-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday as the search company showed it has honed its core business for the mobile era and is closing in on the next wave of computing.

Apple adds touch screen keys to MacBook Pro, price jump startles some

Apple Inc. unveiled a revamped MacBook Pro on Thursday, adding a fingerprint reader, replacing function keys with a small touch screen and raising prices by several hundred dollars.

Samsung faces potential class action in US over Note 7

BENGALURU - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's U.S. unit is facing a proposed class action lawsuit from three Galaxy Note 7 customers, according to a filing in a federal court in Newark, New Jersey.

Top Twitter suitor walks away: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares nose-dived on Friday after the Financial Times reported a top suitor walked away, making it likely the one-to-many messaging service will be left to fly solo.

Samsung 3Q profit guidance beats estimates despite Note 7 woes

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said it expects third-quarter operating profit grew 5.6 percent, beating estimates, as a pickup in chip and display earnings likely offset the impact of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone recall.

Airbnb raises $555M to grow globally

Home sharing giant Airbnb just raised $555 million and is seeking even more in a funding round that values the company at $30 billion, a source close to the company told AFP.

Uber rival Grab partners with driverless car firm in Singapore

Users of ride-hailing firm Grab will be able to book driverless cars from Friday as it partners with a start-up testing the technology in Singapore, just days after rival Uber debuted its self-driving vehicles in the United States.

Twitter launches live streaming apps on several platforms

Amid an increasing demand for live video services, Twitter is strengthening its position in the same segment as it launches a new live streaming app for several platforms, all aimed at distributing live videos on otherwise non-traditional platforms. 

Samsung to limit recharging of faulty Note 7 batteries

Samsung said Wednesday it would limit recharging of the batteries of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to lower the risk of explosions in a measure apparently intended to jolt users into returning their devices following a recall.

Facebook adds 360-degree photos to newsfeed

Facebook Inc. on Thursday launched a feature that allows users to upload photos with 360-degree views.