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BlackBerry maker settles case with SEC

OTTAWA - Executives from Ontario-based telecoms firm RIM - makers of the BlackBerry - have agreed to pay fines of at least 1.4 million US dollars following a financial watchdog's probe into its stock issuing practices.

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First solar-powered phone goes on display

BARCELONA, Spain - Samsung unveiled the world’s first solar-powered mobile phone at an industry show where the sector is showcasing the new technology it hopes will drive demand through the economic crisis.

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Mobile phone operators to boost ‘chat’ services

BARCELONA, Spain - Sixty mobile phone operators have linked up to develop new ‘chat’ functionality for subscribers that will replicate the experience of online programmes such as MSN Messenger, according to an industry initiative unveiled on Monday.

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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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