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  • ‘Saving money' tops parents' back-to-school list
    ‘Saving money' tops parents' back-to-school list

    A Harris Poll survey commissioned by Best Buy found that for 86% of US parents, price is the biggest consideration when shopping for their children's schools supplies. The overwhelming majority of …

  • Microsoft tweaks streaming music plan for Windows 10
    Microsoft tweaks streaming music plan for Windows 10

    Microsoft has rebranded its subscription-based music services as part of a ramped-up effort to compete with the likes of Apple, Google, Spotify and others. The US tech giant said its Groove Music -- …

  • Tinder to verify dating profiles of celebs AFP News
    Tinder to verify dating profiles of celebs

    Tinder said Tuesday it would verify the profiles of public figures, celebrities and athletes for the smartphone-based dating service. Tinder said it would use the system employed by social networks …

  • Facebook to build new data center in Forth Worth Reuters
    Facebook to build new data center in Forth Worth

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc announced plans on Tuesday to build a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas, its fourth in the United States and fifth overall. Facebook …

  • Russian police issue instructions for safe selfies Associated Press
    Russian police issue instructions for safe selfies

    MOSCOW (AP) — Alarmed by the number of Russians who have been killed while taking photos of themselves with smartphones, Russian police have started a new campaign called "Safe Selfies." …

 
  • Prosecutor requests match-fixing trial for Italy coach Conte
    Prosecutor requests match-fixing trial for Italy coach Conte

    ROME (AP) — Italy coach Antonio Conte was among 104 people whom a prosecutor requested Tuesday be brought to trial on match-fixing charges in a wide-ranging case that allegedly has its roots in Singapore.

  • Temasek global portfolio reaches record $194 billion
    Temasek global portfolio reaches record $194 billion

    Singapore state investment giant Temasek Holdings said Tuesday its global portfolio reached a record Sg$266 billion ($194 billion) in the year to March, driven by rise in global equities. Net profit was Sg$14.5 billion from Sg$10.9 billion last year, said Temasek, one of the world's biggest state-linked investment vehicles whose whose holdings include top global brands such as banking firm Standard Chartered, Singapore Airlines and Spanish energy giant Repsol. "This was the most active year for us since the global financial crisis," Temasek chairman Lim Boon Heng said in a statement.

  • Smartphone app to check daily alcohol limit

    Singapore, July 7 (IANS) If you are not sure about how to curb excess drinking, then download this app that will warn you the moment you exceed your daily alcohol limit. "Many smartphone apps available in the market to manage drinking are not well-informed by clinical evidence and are largely for entertainment," said the app developer Melvyn Zhang from the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore.