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Mobile phone industry gears up for Barca gathering

BARCELONA - The mobile phone industry recently reached the milestone of its four billionth connection worldwide, but the cold winds of economic crisis will chill celebrations at the sector’s biggest annual gathering this week.

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Hackers targeting computer security firms

SAN FRANCISCO - Hackers believed to be based in Romania have been launching attacks on software security firms specialising in computer defence. Romanian HackersBlog website on Friday was claiming three victims: Finland-based F-Secure, Kaspersky Labs in Russia, and a Romanian security software seller Bit Defender.

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YouTube testing video downloads

SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube said it is dabbling with letting people download videos to computers as an alternative to watching clips streamed over the Internet. Video owners would be able to offer downloads for free or for small fees paid through a Google Checkout service, according to YouTube product manager Thai Tran.

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Favorite passwords: ‘1234’ and ‘password’

WASHINGTON - Better think twice before choosing a password for emails, online bank accounts and airline tickets. Passwords that show no imagination or distinctiveness are easy prey for information pirates, a new US study says.

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Solid surprises from small video-game publishers

Every gamer knows the names of the heavy hitters in electronic entertainment: Electronic Arts, Activision, Ubisoft and the rest. They’re the companies that can spend big bucks on state-of-the-art production, expensive licenses and elaborate promotional campaigns.

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Asia's semiconductor industry reeling

SINGAPORE – Charmaine Decena and her family had always dreamed of buying their own apartment in Singapore, but they are now staring at the possibility of returning to their hometown in Philippines.

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Tech forum looks past economy to future

LONG BEACH, Calif. - More cancers will be preventable in 5 to 10 years, using a vaccine. People wearing artificial feet may scale walls a la Spider-Man. Robots will come with lifelike faces that convey human emotion.

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