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Blackberry has announced it is planning to cut 4,500 jobs, or 40% of its worldwide workforce

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Google offers free Microsoft Office editor for phones and tablets (Microsoft doesn't)

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The report says the working week should be cut from 40 to 30 hours

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It may be the excuse long-suffering commuters have been waiting for, as new research suggests that working fewer hours each week can be good for your health, protect the environment and even boost the economy.

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