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Amazon thrown into the WebOS buyout rumour mix

CNETAnalysis: Amazon is the latest company to be linked to the buyout of Palm, with the e-tailer heavily linked to purchasing the likes of WebOS from HP. Amazon has been busy of late, announcing its first tablet, the Kindle Fire , and both a cheaper and touchscreen variant of its Kindle ebook reader. Given that the Kindle Fire has come packing Android, the idea that the company would want WebOS is an interesting one. HP has said that Amazon would make an ideal partner for WebOS but Amazon has not mentioned whether it would be interested in buying Palm. In Amazon’s basket? If it was to buy Palm, and with it WebOS , it would mean the company would avoid any messy Android licensing problems in the future but it would also mean that – due to the fact it has only just announced new products – the company would have to wait at least six months to launch anything with WebOS on it. One fact that is giving this rumour some weight is that former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein, now at HP as a ‘product…

No Afghanistan solution without Pakistan: Mullen

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CNews World WASHINGTON: There can be no solution to the conflict in Afghanistan without Pakistan, the top US military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, said Friday as he stepped down from his post…“I continue to believe that there is no solution in the region without Pakistan, and no stable future in the region without a partnership,” Mullen said at a c

No Afghanistan solution without Pakistan: Mullen

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CNews World WASHINGTON: There can be no solution to the conflict in Afghanistan without Pakistan, the top US military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, said Friday as he stepped down from his post…“I continue to believe that there is no solution in the region without Pakistan, and no stable future in the region without a partnership,” Mullen said at a c

Kindle owns Amazon top 10 list

CNETAnalysis: Amazon’s US top 100 electronics sales list has shown just how powerful its Kindle brand, with the all but the top offering made up of the various flavours of ebook reader, and the Kindle Fire tablet taking top slot with a bullet. There was little doubt that the newly announced Kindle family would sell well, but even pre-orders have taken the rankings by storm. It is Amazon’s Android tablet the Kindle Fire which dominates; a $200 price point is seen as the key factor, and it looks as if the internet giant has got a smash hit on its hands. Thrift Second place goes to the new entry-level special offer Kindle at $79 – with the thrift-seeker’s ebook reader clearly catching the eye. The more expensive Kindle Touch offerings are at positions three (Wi-Fi only) and four (3G), and the newly reduced $99 dollar old style Kindle – now called Kindle Keyboard is up to number five in the sales charts. UK Kindle In the UK, the only new Kindle to be announced for sale is the keyboard-le…

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus announced

CNETAnalysis: Samsung has announced the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus – a Honeycomb version of its 7-inch tablet range. Samsung seems to be loving the 7-inch section of the tablet market, probably because it is a place where Apple can’t put them through the courts. While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 offers up a superior screen, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus has some impressive specs. Android 3.2 The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs the latest Android Honeycomb 3.2 and has been given a 1.2GHz dual core processor (up from 1GHz), 1GB of RAM, either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, 3-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras on the back and front, respectively. So far so Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 old version, but the chassis has been given a trim as well, it’s now 9.96mm and the tablet has been made lighter, too – weighing in a 345g. Other features include a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, 3G (HSPA+), Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi Direct. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus UK release date is “later…

NICL scandal: Qureshi presents interim report

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CNews World ISLAMABAD: Additional Director General FIA Zafar Qureshi has presented the interim report in the NICL scandal case to the Supreme Court, Geo News reported… According to Qureshis findings the original report of Moonis Elahis foreign accounts has been lost and those accused in the case benefited from collusion with DG FIA and Secretary Inte

NICL scandal: Qureshi presents interim report

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CNews World ISLAMABAD: Additional Director General FIA Zafar Qureshi has presented the interim report in the NICL scandal case to the Supreme Court, Geo News reported… According to Qureshis findings the original report of Moonis Elahis foreign accounts has been lost and those accused in the case benefited from collusion with DG FIA and Secretary Inte

Week in Tech: Amazon lights a Fire – but UK gets a single sparkler

CNETAnalysis: Next week will be all about Apple , but this week it’s Amazon’s turn to shine: the firm has unveiled three new bits of Kindle kit that should delight customers and annoy rivals – or at least, they should in the US. For the time being, it seems, the best kit is US-only. When Amazon boss Jeff Bezos took the stage, the word “tablet” was on everyone’s lips – but instead of showing off the rumoured Kindleslab, he showed us a brand new Kindle instead. The Kindle Touch keeps the e-ink display that makes e-readers special, but replaces the keyboard with a primitive touchscreen. It’s no iPad, but it’s perfectly capable of spotting finger taps to turn pages and bring up menus including the new X-Ray feature, which downloads relevant content such as explanations of places, terms or events. It’s cheap, too: just $99 (£63) for the Wi-Fi version, and $150 (£96) for the 3G model. That’s not the cheapest new Kindle, though. That honour goes to the Kindle – there’s no suffix – which is …

Adoption of reforms agenda must for economic stability: ADB

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Current News World ISLAMABAD: Pakistans economic outlook is positive, however needs adherence to the national economic reforms agenda to overcome the challenges it has been facing currently, newly appointed Country Director Asian Development Bank (ADB) said here on Thursday… In a first-ever informal meeting with journalists after assuming the charge, ADB Cou

Adoption of reforms agenda must for economic stability: ADB

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Current News World ISLAMABAD: Pakistans economic outlook is positive, however needs adherence to the national economic reforms agenda to overcome the challenges it has been facing currently, newly appointed Country Director Asian Development Bank (ADB) said here on Thursday… In a first-ever informal meeting with journalists after assuming the charge, ADB Cou

EU welcomes India allowing WTO waiver for Pakistan

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Current News World ISLAMABAD: The European Union welcomed India”s decision to withdraw its objections to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) waiver sought by the EU for granting duty-free access to certain goods from Pakistan…The EU described New Delhi”s decision, announced yesterday following bilateral trade talks between India and Pakistan, as “very positive

EU welcomes India allowing WTO waiver for Pakistan

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Current News World ISLAMABAD: The European Union welcomed India”s decision to withdraw its objections to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) waiver sought by the EU for granting duty-free access to certain goods from Pakistan…The EU described New Delhi”s decision, announced yesterday following bilateral trade talks between India and Pakistan, as “very positive

World Stocks: Green shoots seen next year

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Current News World LONDON: World stock markets will recover next year from a nightmarish 2011 that has wiped trillions of dollars off share prices, according to a Reuters poll that showed almost all major stock indexes ending 2011 in the red…Darkening economic prospects and fears the euro zone debt crisis will unravel into financial catastrophe sent global st

World Stocks: Green shoots seen next year

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Current News World LONDON: World stock markets will recover next year from a nightmarish 2011 that has wiped trillions of dollars off share prices, according to a Reuters poll that showed almost all major stock indexes ending 2011 in the red…Darkening economic prospects and fears the euro zone debt crisis will unravel into financial catastrophe sent global st

HP’s new CEO will take a $1 salary

CNETAnalysis: Helwtte Packard’s new CEO Meg Whitman will take a base salary of just $1, with Leo Apotheker’s replacement looking to performance bonuses and share options to make her money. Whitman was brought in after Apotheker’s now infamous claim that HP was looking to spin off or sell its hardware business . The former eBay CEO will not be expecting her wage to keep (much) food on her table, with the details of her ‘compensation package’ announced by the company, including the dollar base. Stocks We’re doubting that Whitman will be struggling to pay her heating bills, however; with any measure of success bringing significant bonuses and an option to purchase 1.9 million shares if HP under its 2004 stock incentive plan. It won’t be too hard for technophiles to name another CEO who opted to take just a dollar as a salary. Steve Jobs famously took the 100 cents whilst he was in charge at Apple, and Whitman will be delighted if she can provide as much success for HP. Related Stories S…

30th last date to exchange Rs500 note

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Current News World KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday once again reminded the general public that September 30 is the last date for exchanging Rs500 old design and bigger size bank note, a statement said…The central bank said that the banknote can be exchanged from the field offices of the SBP Banking Services Corporation and branches of al

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