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Samsung heir freed from S Korea jail

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been freed from jail after a South Korean court suspended his five year jail term for bribing the country's ex-president. An appeals court upheld parts of the conviction, but used its discretion to release the…

Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai to step down

Sony's chief executive Kazuo Hirai is stepping down and handing the reins over to finance chief Kenichiro Yoshida. Mr Yoshida, Sony's chief financial officer, is to take over control of the Japanese electronics giant from 1 April. Mr Hirai…

Knife-threatening app banned by Google

An app aimed at children that featured a voiceover making threats to cut them with a knife, has been banned by Google. Blaze and the Monster Machines was removed from the Google Play Store following complaints from parents. There is…

Facebook to boost ‘trustworthy’ news

Facebook has announced it will prioritise news sources deemed to be more trustworthy on its News Feed. The firm said the social network community would determine which outlets are reliable via the use of user surveys. Founder and chief…