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Japan’s Sharp in $1.7bn bank bailout

»Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Japan’s Sharp in $1.7bn bank bailout

Japanese electronics maker Sharp agrees a 200bn Japanese yen ($1.7bn) bailout from banks as it announces job cuts and further losses.

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VIDEO: Could a mapping project help Nepal?

»Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Could a mapping project help Nepal?

A project teamed by volunteers to provide high quality maps of Nepal could help with disaster recovery efforts.

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Poundbury firm ‘proud’ to scoop top customer service award

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A POUNDBURY firm says it is ‘proud’ after being recognised for excellent customer service.

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Poole Harbour Boat show ‘will be back’ after attracting 15,000 visitors

»Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Poole Harbour Boat show ‘will be back’ after attracting 15,000 visitors

THE first Poole Harbour Boat Show attracted an estimated 15,000 people and received “universally positive” feedback, organisers say.

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OECD attacks tech firms’ tax plans

»Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on OECD attacks tech firms’ tax plans

Technology companies need to stop "extremely aggressive" tax planning, the man charged with reforming global tax rules has told the BBC.

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US House rejects NSA phone data trawl

»Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on US House rejects NSA phone data trawl

The US House of Representatives votes to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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VIDEO: Nato holds major anti-sub exercise

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Nato has been carrying out its largest ever anti-submarines warfare exercise in the North Sea.

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Tokyo bans drones in parks

»Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Tokyo bans drones in parks

The local government in the Japanese capital bans drones, saying the devices pose a danger to park visitors

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UK ‘biggest online university course’

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A UK online university service is claiming to have the biggest course, with 360,000 students enrolled.

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Ukraine hits back at ‘Facebook trolls’

»Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Ukraine hits back at ‘Facebook trolls’

A campaign urges Facebook to act against what activists describe as Russian attempts to silence pro-Ukrainian voices.

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China imposes smartwatch army ban

»Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on China imposes smartwatch army ban

The official newspaper of China's army says recruits have been forbidden from wearing smartwatches and other internet-connected kit.

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Google in ‘right to be forgotten’ talks

»Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Google in ‘right to be forgotten’ talks

The Information Commissioner's Office is looking into 48 cases in which Google refused 'right to be forgotten' requests and could take enforcement action.

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Butchers fly the flag for family businesses

»Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Butchers fly the flag for family businesses

A BRIDPORT business will be visited as part of a tour marking the importance of family firms.

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BBC Global iPlayer to close in June

»Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on BBC Global iPlayer to close in June

BBC Worldwide says the international subscription-fee version of the iPlayer service will close on 26 June.

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VIDEO: Solar cycle lane exceeds expectation

»Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on VIDEO: Solar cycle lane exceeds expectation

An innovative road surface containing solar panels has generated far more electricity than researchers predicted.

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Free mobile data plans coming to UK

»Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Free mobile data plans coming to UK

A US firm is to extend its free mobile data, voice and text offering to the UK from July this year.

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DCCI retains prestigious accreditation

»Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on DCCI retains prestigious accreditation

DORSET’S chamber of commerce has retained its prestigious status as one of the country’s leading business support organisations.

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Facebook tightens its grip on news

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Facebook begins hosting others' news articles

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Firm sued over location-tracking app

»Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Firm sued over location-tracking app

A lawsuit has been lodged in California alleging that location-tracking apps used by a firm invaded staff privacy.

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Third Bangladesh blogger murdered

»Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Latest News | Comments Off on Third Bangladesh blogger murdered

A secular blogger is hacked to death by suspected Islamists in Bangladesh, the third such deadly attack this year.

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