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Microsoft announces dividend boost, shares buyback plans
Microsoft announced on Tuesday plans to boost its dividend to shareholders, and buy back more shares. It comes at a time just weeks after the software giant bought Nokia's phone division, amid questions by shareholders over the company's innovation strategy.
Nokia reveals launch date for next-generation hardware
It looks like Nokia's phablet and RT tablet will finally be launched next month, according to ZDNet editor Jo Best, who reported Nokia's announcement of new hardware on deck for October.
U.S. secret surveillance court: Phone metadata collection "lawful"
Despite the public outrage over the U.S. government's mass phone metadata collection program, a secret surveillance court ruled the U.S. National Security Agency's program is within the bounds of the constitution.
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