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Facebook profits nearly triple to $642 mn; mobile soars
Facebook profits nearly triple to $642 mn; mobile soars

Facebook profits nearly tripled to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72 percent surge in revenues, helped by gains in mobile users and mobile advertising, the company reported Wednesday.

singapore

  • Burkina Faso's president in S'pore for private visitBurkina Faso's president in S'pore for private visit
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 2:48 PM

    SINGAPORE: The President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, is in Singapore for a private visit.On Wednesday morning, Mr Compaoré met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, after which he also called on President Tony Tan Keng Yam.Mr Compaoré i...

  • Brunei’s Sultan, PM Lee plant sapling at Gardens by the BayBrunei’s Sultan, PM Lee plant sapling at Gardens by the Bay
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 1:37 PM

    SINGAPORE: Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah started the last day of his three-day state visit with a trip to Gardens by the Bay on Wednesday morning.He was accompanied by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.During the walk, the two leaders planted a "Kapu...

  • SAA athlete vents on Facebook over qualifying controversySAA athlete vents on Facebook over qualifying controversy
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 1:30 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) has been plagued by another controversy, with an athlete taking to Facebook to vent her frustrations.National pole vaulter Rachel Yang had agreed to participate in a competition in Busan, South Kore...

  • Telcos not charging existing customers with contracts for 4G servicesTelcos not charging existing customers with contracts for 4G services
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 12:40 PM

    SINGAPORE: The three telcos - StarHub, M1 and SingTel - have decided not to charge for 4G services for existing customers with minimum term contracts.This is after industry regulator Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore conducted an investigat...

  • Overwhelming demand for Hello Kitty series causes patchy access to online storeOverwhelming demand for Hello Kitty series causes patchy access to online store
    Channel NewsAsia - 23/4/2014 12:38 PM

    SINGAPORE: Scores of people hoping to be among the first in the world to get the new Hello Kitty Bubbly World Collector's Set, found the buying experience far from "purr-fect".McDonald's Singapore launched online sales for the set of six dolls at 11a...

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world

  • Apple to boost share buyback and split stockApple to boost share buyback and split stock
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 8:47 PM

    Apple on Wednesday said that it plans to buy back an additional $30 billion worth of shares and split its stock.

  • Benzema strike gives Real advantage over BayernBenzema strike gives Real advantage over Bayern
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 8:45 PM

    Real Madrid took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema's first-half goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu.

  • Real edge Bayern Munich in first legReal edge Bayern Munich in first leg
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 8:45 PM

    Nine-time winners Real Madrid edged holders Bayern Munich 1-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

  • Facebook profits nearly triple to $642 mn; mobile soarsFacebook profits nearly triple to $642 mn; mobile soars
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 8:19 PM

    Facebook profits nearly tripled in the first quarter to $642 million on a 72 percent surge in revenues, helped by strong gains in mobile users and mobile advertising.

  • Facebook earnings jump to $642 mn on 72% revenue gainFacebook earnings jump to $642 mn on 72% revenue gain
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 8:19 PM

    Facebook profits jumped to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72 percent surge in revenues, helped by gains in mobile users and mobile advertising, the company reported Wednesday.

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sci-tech

  • Facebook profits nearly triple to $642 mn; mobile soarsFacebook profits nearly triple to $642 mn; mobile soars
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 8:19 PM

    Facebook profits nearly tripled to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72 percent surge in revenues, helped by gains in mobile users and mobile advertising, the company reported Wednesday.

  • Google online maps go back in timeGoogle online maps go back in time
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 7:41 PM

    Google on Wednesday added virtual time travel to its Internet offerings.

  • Amazon Prime wins streaming deal with HBOAmazon Prime wins streaming deal with HBO
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 3:55 PM

    Amazon scored a deal Wednesday to distribute old shows from premium cable TV channel HBO to its monthly Prime subscribers, landing a blow on rival Netflix in the streaming video battle.

  • WhatsApp says it now has half billion usersWhatsApp says it now has half billion users
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 11:05 AM

    WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.

  • Brazil hosts meeting to craft Internet governance rulesBrazil hosts meeting to craft Internet governance rules
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 2:55 AM

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff took aim at US dominance of the Internet Wednesday, appealing at an international meeting for global governance that would give no state greater weight than others.

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weird

  • 'Lost' Malaysian driver jailed for Singapore border dash'Lost' Malaysian driver jailed for Singapore border dash
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 5:03 PM

    A Malaysian motorist who tried to dodge Singapore's border control has been jailed for eight weeks after a judge rejected his pleas that he was lost and overheating in his car, officials said Wednesday.

  • Powdered alcohol for US market hits label snagPowdered alcohol for US market hits label snag
    Agence France-Presse - 22/4/2014 7:27 PM

    A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said Tuesday after regulators found a labeling problem.

  • Powdered alcohol poised to hit US storesPowdered alcohol poised to hit US stores
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 9:03 PM

    Just add water and stir. A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.

  • Japan's digital eyes show your emotions for youJapan's digital eyes show your emotions for you
    Agence France-Presse - 21/4/2014 6:22 PM

    Can't be bothered to show anyone what you're thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer -- a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom.

  • US Capitol superheroes fail to break world recordUS Capitol superheroes fail to break world record
    Agence France-Presse - 18/4/2014 9:52 PM

    They may have super-human powers and the nerve to don spandex, but a dozen Supermen and a number of Captain Americas failed to break a world record Friday outside the US Capitol.

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business

  • Oil prices fall after US stockpiles hit record
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 7:55 PM

    Oil prices fell on Wednesday as US commercial crude-oil stockpiles hit an all-time high on the strength of production in the world's biggest oil-consuming country.

  • Strike halts work on Panama Canal expansion
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 7:48 PM

    Work to expand the Panama Canal -- interrupted earlier this year for a dispute over cost overruns -- halted Wednesday, this time for a strike by workers demanding higher wages.

  • Pakistan raises $1.1 billion with 3G, 4G licence auction
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 6:22 PM

    Pakistan on Wednesday raised more than $1.1 billion in its long-delayed auction of next-generation telecommunications licences, snapped up by the country's four existing mobile network providers.

  • Sweden Investor group announces sharp Q1 profit drop
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 5:58 PM

    Swedish investment giant Investor on Wednesday said its first-quarter profits slumped by a quarter, underlining the Nordic country's vulnerability to international instability.

  • France outlines 'optimistic' pledge to get economy, finances back on track
    Agence France-Presse - 23/4/2014 1:57 PM

    France on Wednesday outlined its strategy for bringing its public finances into line with eurozone rules via an anticipated economic upturn that was branded "optimistic" and spending cuts that face fierce opposition within the ruling Socialist party.

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