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Apple plans to launch Apple Pay in China by Feb: WSJ

Apple Inc. plans to launch its mobile payment system Apple Pay in China by early February, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Apple wins patent trial against Pendrell subsidiary

MARSHALL, TEXAS - A U.S. jury on Friday found Apple Inc. did not infringe five antipiracy patents owned by a Pendrell Corp. subsidiary at trial in a Texas federal court.

Facebook says it froze user named Isis by mistake

NEW YORK - Facebook Inc said it erroneously disabled the personal account of a user named Isis Anchalee for about a day, an action the user claims was due to her name being spelt the same as the acronym used for the Islamic State extremist group.

Facebook to enable safety check more in disasters after criticism

NEW YORK - Facebook Inc. vowed on Monday to turn on its "Safety Check" feature more often during disasters in response to growing criticism that it only enabled the function after the attacks in Paris.

Facebook sets up safety check for Paris friends

SAN FRANCISCO, United States - Facebook launched a check-in feature to let people know that friends in Paris were safe after a series of bombings and shootings in the French capital killed at least 120 people on Friday.

Facebook launches news app 'Notify' in US

Facebook Inc. said on Wednesday it launched its news app Notify for iPhone users in the United States, featuring content from media partners such as Fox News, Washington Post and CBS.

Uber rival GrabTaxi plans carpooling service in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Ride-hailing app GrabTaxi, which competes with Uber Technologies Inc. in southeast Asia, is planning to launch a carpooling service in Singapore, one of the most expensive cities in the world to own a car.

Facebook to appeal Belgian ruling ordering it to stop tracking non-users

BRUSSELS - Facebook said on Monday it would appeal a court ruling ordering it to stop tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium who visit Facebook pages, or face a 250,000 euro ($269,000) daily fine.

YouTube to support virtual reality video on its app

SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube announced two new features Thursday for its Android app that expand the video site's use of virtual reality, giving the new technology its biggest platform yet.

Samsung, PhilCare partner for health card

MANILA - Samsung Electronics Philippines has partnered with health care provider PhilCare to offer a membership card using near field communication (NFC) technology.