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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the co-founder of The Pirate Bay, is pictured in Stockholm, Feb. 16, 2009. REUTERS/Bertil Ericson/Scanpix Sweden

Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced

A co-founder of the Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was sentenced on Friday to three and a half years in prison, in what the prosecutor called Denmark's biggest-ever hacking case.

Sony Corp's chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida speaks during a news conference in Tokyo May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift

Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring program is paying off.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Apple's Tim Cook 'proud to be gay'

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as being gay, saying he was trading off his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move forward civil rights.

Three models of China's Xiaomi Mi phones are pictured during their launch in New Delhi in this July 15, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

Xiaomi in 3rd place in global smartphone war

China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc, according to a new industry study.

Microsoft Band. (Supplied)

Microsoft launches wearable for US$199

Microsoft Corp launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market.

REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/Files

Microsoft lays off 3,000

Another 3,000 employees have been handed pinkslips at Microsoft, the company said Wednesday, as it wraps up eliminating 14% of its workforce, or around 18,000 positions.

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