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LG ordered to halt operations at OLED TV panel line

South Korea's labour ministry has ordered LG Display Co Ltd to halt operations of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel production line following a nitrogen gas leak.

Why Apple is suing Ericsson

Apple Inc. sued Ericsson alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents.

Facebook puts warning labels on graphic videos

Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network said Tuesday.

Apple granted patent for GoPro-like wearable cameras

Apple Inc has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro Inc.

Why China shut down 50 websites, social media accounts

China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to "publishing political news without a permit", Beijing's cyberspace watchdog said on Tuesday.

To fight hackers, Obama wants companies to share threats

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot.

Smart offers free Twitter during Papal visit

Smart Communications is offering its subscribers free access to Twitter during Pope Francis' visit from January 15 to 19.

Facebook discussed possible investment in Xiaomi

Mark Zuckerberg and Xiaomi Inc CEO Lei Jun discussed a potential investment by Facebook in China's top smartphone maker ahead of its $1.1 billion fundraising last month, but a deal never materialised, several people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Microsoft, Google tangle over Windows security patch

Microsoft Corp has complained publicly about tech rival Google Inc revealing a security flaw in its Windows 8.1 system just days before Microsoft was scheduled to roll out a fix for the problem, potentially exposing users to hacking.

GM open to working with Google on self-driving car technology

General Motors Co is open to working with Google Inc on developing self-driving car technology, the chief technology officer for the U.S. automaker said on Monday.