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Lenovo to buy Packard Bell

Lenovo to buy Packard Bell

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Following reports last month that Acer was to buy flagging computer maker Packard Bell, Lenovo has now stepped into the frame in what could end up a bidding war. The world's third-largest maker of personal computers the Chinese company is in talks to... >>

Sharp suing Samsung for LCD patent violations

Sharp suing Samsung for LCD patent violations

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Sharp Corp. has brought a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in the United States for infringing on Sharp's existing patents for LCD related technologies. Samsung has apparently said it is considering counter-suing Sharp, so there's possibly... >>

Amazon invests in social music site AmieStreet.com

Amazon invests in social music site AmieStreet.com

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Amazon.com is continuing it shopping spree with the announcement that it has invested in AmieStreet, a social networking site that sells music tracks at prices dictated by their popularity, rather than a flat fee like Apple's iTunes store. The site, which... >>

Evesham release statement to clear up rumours

Evesham release statement to clear up rumours

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Evesham has just sent Pocket-lint a statement to clear up rumours of its business affairs which broke over the weekend. Please find below a statement issued by Evesham Technology’s Chairman, Richard Austin, at 4.00PM today: "I can confirm that Evesham... >>

Has Evesham Technology gone into receivership?

Has Evesham Technology gone into receivership?

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The future of Evesham Technology is looking increasingly uncertain today as news comes in that the company has been forced to go into administration. We reported late last week that the firm had managed to stave off closure by securing £10 million worth... >>

List of companies pulling adverts from Facebook grows

List of companies pulling adverts from Facebook grows

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The list of companies pulling their Facebook advertising has increased. Vodafone and First Direct were the first to do so after being made aware that their adverts were appearing next to undesirable content, such as the BNP's group. The Halifax, Virgin... >>

Google still "very interested" in spectrum auction

Google still "very interested" in spectrum auction

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Google is still "very interested" in participating in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming radio spectrum auction, according to the person at the company responsible for its wireless strategy. In an interview with the Dow Jones Newswire service,... >>

Evesham staves off closure with $22 million funding line

Evesham staves off closure with $22 million funding line

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Ailing UK computer and home entertainment manufacturer Evesham, has received a £10 million funding line from the former Time and Tiny owner to stave off closure. The firm, which has been struggling since Gordon Brown pulled the plug on the Home Computing... >>

Vodafone, First Direct pull Facebook adverts

Vodafone, First Direct pull Facebook adverts

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Vodafone and First Direct have pulled their adverts from Facebook. The two companies have withdrawn their advertising as the adverts were being shown near British National Party's (the controversial, racist "political party") Facebook content. Vodafone... >>

Working day no longer 9 to 5

Working day no longer 9 to 5

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One-third of workers do their jobs outside the standard hours of 9 to 5, according to a survey by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). Commissioned by First Direct, the report found that evenings are no longer just for the entertainment... >>