Xiaomi borrows a billion to open a few shops
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Big sales drive

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has popped to the bank and scored a billion dollar loan to accelerate its drive into brick-and-mortar stores and help a push overseas.

Bezos shows Gates the dangers of saving the world
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Becomes the world’s richest man

Sir William Gates the III is no longer the world’s richest man, having spent too much helping to save humanity.

AMD releases cheaper Ryzen
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Ryzen 3 on sale today

AMD is launching a new series of Ryzen processors today, the affordably priced Ryzen 3.

Chipzilla's profits rise nine percent over last year
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But the money is in the datacentre

Intel reported profits nine per cent higher than last year, but most of its money came from a rush on its products ear marked for the datacentre rather than its PC bread and butter.

Apple kills the iPod
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Only the Touch is left 

Apple has now officially killed off all its iPods, other than the Touch which was more of an iPhone without the ability to call someone.

Ichor Systems looking at new markets
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Scottish Semiconductor manufacturing equipment supplier wants different markets

Scottish Semiconductor manufacturing equipment supplier has decided that life might be better in the general engineering world.

Nokia warns of trouble ahead
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Let's Face The Music And Dance

Finnish network equipment maker Nokia did better in its quarterly profits than many expected, thanks mostly to a deal it signed with the fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple.

LG is a bit poorly
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Mobile losses climb

LG Electronics  - formerly known as Lucky Goldstar -said continued losses in its mobile unit limited growth in second-quarter profit to 13.6 percent, as the firm prepares to release a handset in the third quarter which will sort out the mess.

Samsung climbs on memory boom
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Booms are better than fire

Samsung Electronics  memory chip boom that propelled it to record profit in the second quarter is likely to continue in the third, just as revenue is widely expected to benefit from sales of OLED screens to the fruity cargo-cult Apple.

Russian spooks tried to game French election
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Used Facebook to try to sink Macron


Russian spooks had a crack at gaming the French elections using fake Facebook personas, according to a US congressman and two other people briefed on the effort.