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Gates shifts role at Microsoft, new CEO named

Gates shifts role at Microsoft, new CEO named

A handout image provided by Microsoft on 4 February 2014 shows the new CEO Satya Nadella (AFP Photo)

A handout image provided by Microsoft on 4 February 2014 shows the new CEO Satya Nadella
(AFP Photo)

AFP – Microsoft rebooted itself for a mobile future Tuesday, naming Indian-born Satya Nadella as its chief executive while founder Bill Gates …

US stocks hit by emerging-market fears

US stocks hit by emerging-market fears

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on January 31, 2014 in New York City. As profit returns of Amazon and other retailers disappointed Wall Street, stocks fell on Friday with the Dow Jones industrial average closing down over 140 points. This has been the Dow's worst January since 2009.    Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP==FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY==

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on January 31, 2014 in New York City. A
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP)

AFPUnease over emerging markets dominated a busy week of economic and corporate news, pushing stocks …

Chemists unveil ‘water-jet’ printer

Chemists unveil ‘water-jet’ printer

Water drops are seen in Honduras on March 4, 2010  (AFP/File, Orlando Sierra)

Water drops are seen in Honduras on March 4, 2010
(AFP/File, Orlando Sierra)

AFP – Like any ordinary printer, this machine ingests a blank page and spits it out covered in print.

But instead of ink, it uses only water, …

Oil prices rise as US cold snap boosts demand

Oil prices rise as US cold snap boosts demand

Global oil prices rebounded on Tuesday as a cold snap in the United States boosted demand for heating fuel (AFP photo)

Global oil prices rebounded on Tuesday as a cold snap in the United States boosted demand for heating fuel
(AFP photo)

AFP – Global oil prices rebounded on Tuesday as a cold snap in the United States boosted demand for …

Blast from the past: 1970s games revived on Internet

Blast from the past: 1970s games revived on Internet

The games, with crude graphics and sounds compared to today's programmes, are still valued by nostalgia buffs  AFP Photo

The games, with crude graphics and sounds compared to today’s programmes, are still valued by nostalgia buffs
(AFP Photo)

AFP – For those old enough to remember console games like “Asteroids” or “Red Baron,” from the 1970s and 1980s: the …