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Google posts weaker-than-expected Q1 results

Google shares slipped as much as 6.2 per cent in extended trading on Wednesday after the internet search giant reported weaker-than-expected revenues and profits for the first quarter.

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Nest disabling a faulty feature on its Protect smoke alarm

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Nest Labs has confirmed that it is disabling a feature on its popular Nest Protect smoke alarm due to the risk that users could unintentionally turn off the alarm with the wave of a hand.

The Google-owned company's Nest Wave technology allows owners to turn off the smoke plus carbon monoxide alarm from a distance. However, the company's researchers found in recent laboratory test that a unique combination of circumstances could cause the feature to become accidentally activated.

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Ex-Microsoft employee pleads guilty to leaking trade secrets

A former senior architect at Microsoft accused of leaking the company's trade secrets to a blogger has finally pleaded guilty to the charges.

Alex Kibkalo was last month accused of stealing and leaking early copies of Windows 8 operating system to a French blogger in August 2012.

According to the Redmond-based software giant, Kibkalo leaked information about Windows 8 RT software updates and the Activation Server software development kit (SDK).

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Apple doesn’t own everything: Samsung

Apple is a great company but it does not own everything; South Korea-based smartphone maker Samsung's attorney John Quinn said on Tuesday in a US court as he was arguing against the Cupertino-based tech giant's claim that Samsung copied Apple devices.

Attorneys of the two companies made their opening statements yesterday at the companies' third trial in the long-running legal battle in a San Jose, Calif.-based federal court.

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Hackers flood Pinterest accounts with images of women’s rear ends

The Council of Better Business Bureaus has issued a scam alert warning Pinterest users to be very careful when clicking on pins that do not look like the usual pins that their friends or relatives usually post.

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