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Generation Y, social media & critical thinking: Developing the skills that schools neglect

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 6:53PM UTC South Korea schoolchildren. Pic: AP

Today’s youth are spending increasing amounts of time communicating and interacting online. Parents and teachers often bemoan the younger generations’ addiction to social media. It is frequently considered a waste of time, but is this time spent online really wasted? Could students actually be benefitting from playing Facebook, Line and Twitter? Well there is an argument that the time students spend playing Facebook is actually time invested in the development of the higher level thinking skills which they will need to succeed in our future society.

Lenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:50AM UTC Lenovo. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) A€” Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. in a move aimed at becoming a global smartphone brand.

Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 12:49PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) €” Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. says its latest quarterly profit rose 27 percent as its mobile operation passed its traditional desktop computer-based search business in user numbers.

Samsung profit sinks 49 percent on slowing mobile

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:56AM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says its third-quarter income has plunged 49 percent to the lowest level in nearly three years as its handset business slows down.

LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:11PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. says its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high.

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