Twitter considers selling Vine
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As it considers acquisition itself


A week and a half ago, Twitter announced that it would be shutting down its short-form video compilation service Vine, keeping the website and video archive available but disabling mobile app functionality for its users over the next couple months.

Lenovo posts Q2 FY2016 earnings
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PC and tablet markets still remain down

On Friday, Lenovo reported its revenue earnings for the third quarter of 2016, up 12 percent over the previous quarter and down 8 percent year-over-year as market conditions continue to remain challenging.

Intel Core i5 7600K benchmarks leaked
Published in Processors


Seven to 10 percent more performance than Skylake chip


A few days ago, Chinese tech website PCOnline got a hold of Intel’s upcoming Core i5 7600K processor based on its 14nm Kaby Lake architecture.

Latest MacBook Pro incompatible with all Thunderbolt 3 devices
Published in Notebooks


First-gen Texas Instruments controllers will not work

While Apple may have launched a new MacBook Pro with an LED touch bar a week and a half ago and with Thunderbolt 3 ready USB-C connectors, a  compatibility test shows that not all devices using the standard will be able to operate with the notebook.

Google prioritises mobile sites
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Mobile index rolling out on small scale soon


A few weeks ago, Google announced that it would begin showing different search results for mobile and desktop searches, using two different indexes with the mobile version updated more frequently.

Huawei wants to bork Apple
Published in Mobiles


Currently at nine percent market share

On Thursday, Huawei told Reuters that it wants to become the world’s second largest marker of smartphones in two years.

MediaTek expects Q4 revenue to drop 15 percent
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Increasing production of 28nm chips


Earlier this week, MediaTek reported a net profit growth of 19 percent during the third quarter of 2016, but now expects revenue momentum to slow down in the fourth quarter as it ramps up production capacity of 28nm chips.

Microsoft improves Windows updates
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Rolling out to Windows Insider users for PC later this year


In a blog post earlier today, Microsoft  said it will be changing the way it distributes updates to Windows 10 users beginning with a new Unified Update Platform (UUP) that handles update checking in the cloud, rather than on a client device.

Microsoft announces Surface Studio desktop PC
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Features Surface Dial haptic feedback tool

On Wednesday, during a Microsoft event in New York, company Surface chief Panos Panay went on stage and announced an all-in-one desktop PC designed for "creators and professionals". 

Lyft denies it is for sale
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May go public “within a few years”

Lyft, the second largest ride sharing company in the US, has denied reports that it is for sale and says it has doubled its ridership in the region since late last year.