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  • Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home.

    Facebook just got serious about mobile. At a media event Thursday, Facebook showcased its new software for Android devices called 'Home.'

  • ECB President Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the central bank would keep monetary policy accommodative "for as long as needed".

  • Retailer Best Buy is offering a 30 percent discount on its current stock of Apple iPad 3 tablets in the United States, a spokeswoman for the world's largest consumer electronics chain said.

  • Online currency bitcoin had 20 percent knocked off its price overnight on Thursday as one of its major exchanges became the victim of a hacking attack leading to a sell-off in the virtual currency after reaching an all-time high.

  • Kim Il-Sung Square, North Korea

    The North Korean army said it has final approval to launch strikes against the United States, including the use of nuclear weapons. The Global Post reports.

  • An effective formula of combining monetary and fiscal policies means Japan is in a better position to benefit from quantitative easing compared to the U.S., says Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

  • Australian retail sales surged 1.3 percent in February, far above expectations and the biggest rise in over three years, the clearest sign yet that consumer demand is responding to lower rates.

  • As the Asian Development Bank searched for a new leader, one seemingly odd twist is that China, the third largest shareholder in the bank has forfeited its chance to come up with a nominee. CaiXin Online reports.

  • China has found two more cases of a new strain of bird flu and one of the victims has died, bringing to nine the number of confirmed human infections from the previously unknown flu type.

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    Shares of Hyundai Motors and its Kia Motors affiliate slumped on Thursday, after both companies said they are recalling more than 1.8 million cars and SUVs in the United States to address faulty parts.

  • Martin Cooper places first call on mobile phone on April 3, 1973

    It has been 40 years since the first call was made on a cellphone. Here's a look at how mobile devices have evolved.

  • With the price surging more than 50% in just a few days, even Bitcoin supporters acknowledge that the digital currency is unofficially in bubble territory.

  • Golfers with extravagant tastes are vital to the game’s culture, and upmarket brands have the goods to sell them at top dollar. CNBC.com presents a list of 10 extravagances for the golfer who demands--and can pay for--the best. Read ahead to see what they are and what they cost.

  • Australia will force corporate giants to disclose their tax arrangements to curb alleged tax avoidance by multinational corporations.

  • South Korea's leading manufacturers are seeing their exports and profits undermined by the yen's decline and want more government help to deal with the problem, a survey by their lobby group showed.

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    Australia's highly-regarded central bank governor, Glenn Stevens, will remain in his position for a further three years after his current seven-year term expires in September.

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced he will dissolve parliament on Wednesday, paving the way for a long-anticipated general election late this month.

  • With its rare apology, Apple went from pariah to praiseworthy in the eyes of China's state-controlled media, a lesson for other foreign firms not to underestimate the power of the government press.

  • Mainland shares of property developers continued their two-day rally sharply higher on Tuesday despite the announcement over the weekend that Beijing and Shanghai will enforce the property curbs announced in early March.

  • Australia's trade deficit shrank by much more than expected in February to its smallest in 14 months thanks to higher prices for resource exports, a likely boost to profits and incomes that also gave the local dollar a lift.

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