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Twitter shares soar 35%

Twitter Inc halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked.

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Facebook to shut down Gifts service

Facebook Inc will shut its two-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.

BlackBerry Ltd. chairman and CEO John Chen speaks at the BlackBerry Security Summit in New York City July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

BlackBerry buffs up security with deal

BlackBerry Ltd is buying a privately held German firm that specializes in voice and data encryption, it said on Tuesday, in a bid to burnish its credentials with highly security-conscious clients like government agencies.

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Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops

Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of US$1,299.

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Huawei's phone shipments up 62% year-over-year

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62% year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.

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