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  • An attendee at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference walks past the Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo in Chicago
    China's Unigroup says wins bid to buy 51 percent stake in HP unit Reuters - Tue, 19 May, 2015 5:27 AM EDT

    Hewlett-Packard Co has agreed to sell a controlling 51 percent stake in its China-based data-networking business, estimated to be worth more than $2 billion (1 billion pounds), to Tsinghua Unigroup, a …

    An attendee at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference walks past the Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo in Chicago

    Hewlett-Packard Co has agreed to sell a controlling 51 percent stake in its China-based data-networking business, estimated to be worth more than $2 billion (1 billion pounds), to Tsinghua Unigroup, a spokesperson for the Chinese private equity fund's parent company said on Tuesday.

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    Woman Allegedly Fired for Deleting App That Let Her Boss Track Her Movements 24/7 Yahoo Tech - Tue, 12 May, 2015 5:43 PM EDT

    A California woman is suing her former employer after she claims she was fired for uninstalling a smartphone app that let her boss track her movements 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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    A California woman is suing her former employer after she claims she was fired for uninstalling a smartphone app that let her boss track her movements 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • A student uses his mobile phone as he walks inside the Engineering building at the University of Waterloo
    Canada raises more than C$750 million in telecom spectrum auction Reuters - Tue, 12 May, 2015 11:12 AM EDT

    The Canadian government said on Tuesday it had raised C$755.4 million ($627.77 million) in a 2500-megahertz spectrum auction set to boost telecom coverage in rural areas across the vast country.

    A student uses his mobile phone as he walks inside the Engineering building at the University of Waterloo

    The Canadian government said on Tuesday it had raised C$755.4 million ($627.77 million) in a 2500-megahertz spectrum auction set to boost telecom coverage in rural areas across the vast country.

  • T Rowe's challenge to Dell deal may fuel critics of 'appraisal' Reuters - Mon, 11 May, 2015 1:11 PM EDT

    An increasingly popular tactic used by hedge funds and others to extract more money from buyouts could soon face a major courtroom test when a big investor in Dell Inc may argue that it should be paid …

    Dell, chief executive of Dell Inc, delivers his keynote speech at the All Things Oracle OpenWorld Summit in San Francisco, California

    An increasingly popular tactic used by hedge funds and others to extract more money from buyouts could soon face a major courtroom test when a big investor in Dell Inc may argue that it should be paid a higher price for the 2013 acquisition of the PC maker.

  • Seeing and believing: Virtual reality set to conquer living rooms Reuters - Fri, 8 May, 2015 6:12 PM EDT

    Virtual reality (VR) technology was long seen as the next big thing. Oculus, the VR business bought for $2 billion by Facebook Inc last year, said this week it would start shipping a consumer version …

    An attendee tries an Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR headset during the French telecom Orange annual company's innovations show in Paris

    Virtual reality (VR) technology was long seen as the next big thing. Oculus, the VR business bought for $2 billion by Facebook Inc last year, said this week it would start shipping a consumer version of its Rift headset in early 2016, raising hopes that investment in VR software will finally take off. "I have been waiting …

  • Microsoft has no plans to pursue Salesforce: sources Reuters - Fri, 8 May, 2015 3:25 AM EDT

    Microsoft Corp currently is not weighing an offer for Salesforce.com Inc , two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, dampening speculation that Microsoft could be drawn into bidding for the …

    An attendee at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference is seen next to the Microsoft logo in Chicago

    Microsoft Corp currently is not weighing an offer for Salesforce.com Inc , two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, dampening speculation that Microsoft could be drawn into bidding for the cloud software company. Bloomberg News, citing people with knowledge of the matter, reported earlier this week that Microsoft …

  • Consumer review website operator Yelp exploring sale: report Reuters - Thu, 7 May, 2015 5:51 PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, is exploring a sale that could fetch more than $3.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. …

    The Yelp Inc. logo is seen in their offices in Chicago

    (Reuters) - Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, is exploring a sale that could fetch more than $3.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Yelp's shares rose as much as 27.5 percent on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The San Francisco-based company …

  • Alibaba revenue tops bearish expectations, new CEO named Reuters - Thu, 7 May, 2015 12:45 PM EDT

    By John Ruwitch and Paul Carsten SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Thursday posted a 45 percent rise in quarterly revenue, and shares of the Chinese e-commerce company jumped …

    Alibaba Group CEO Jonathan Lu and Alibaba Group COO Daniel Zhang pose for a photo at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou

    By John Ruwitch and Paul Carsten SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Thursday posted a 45 percent rise in quarterly revenue, and shares of the Chinese e-commerce company jumped nearly 7 percent as investors cheered a smoother-than-expected transition to mobile transactions, which surpassed those …

  • EU unveils digital strategy, aims to break U.S. web firms' market grip Reuters - Wed, 6 May, 2015 12:42 PM EDT

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU unveiled plans to shake up rules for online services in the hope that breaking down borders can revive the bloc's economy, but risks accusations of trying …

    A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU unveiled plans to shake up rules for online services in the hope that breaking down borders can revive the bloc's economy, but risks accusations of trying to throw up new barriers to the U.S. firms that dominate its market. With some fanfare, the European Commission presented …

  • Apple's Beats Music deals under U.S. scrutiny: report Reuters - Tue, 5 May, 2015 10:43 PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's move to line up deals with record labels is under U.S. antitrust scrutiny as the iphone maker prepares to debut a new version of the Beats Music streaming service, Bloomberg reported, …

    A man listens to Beats brand headphones on a street in New York

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's move to line up deals with record labels is under U.S. antitrust scrutiny as the iphone maker prepares to debut a new version of the Beats Music streaming service, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is examining if Apple is using its position …

  • Netflix asks FCC to reject AT&T-DirecTV merger unless changes made Reuters - Tue, 5 May, 2015 12:31 PM EDT

    Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV unless its concerns about the deal are addressed. A Netflix spokeswoman …

    The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California

    Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV unless its concerns about the deal are addressed. A Netflix spokeswoman said on Tuesday that the video streaming company does not oppose the merger in principle but is rather seeking remedies …

  • Apple’s ResearchKit Takes Medical Research Years Into the Future Yahoo Tech - Mon, 4 May, 2015 2:05 PM EDT

    Apple just released what history might say is its most important product ever. And guess what? Hardly anyone knows it exists.

    Apple just released what history might say is its most important product ever. And guess what? Hardly anyone knows it exists.

  • Facebook opens Internet.org to developers amid open web debate in India Reuters - Mon, 4 May, 2015 7:37 AM EDT

    By Aman Shah and Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc opened up its Internet.org platform to new websites and applications from developers on Monday, a move the social media giant said …

    Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, reacts during an address to a gathering at the Internet.org Summit in New Delhi

    By Aman Shah and Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc opened up its Internet.org platform to new websites and applications from developers on Monday, a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets. Internet.org offers free …

  • Music streaming service Grooveshark shuts down to settle infringement Reuters - Fri, 1 May, 2015 12:14 PM EDT

    Online music streaming service Grooveshark, admitting "very serious mistakes," shut down its operations as part of a settlement with major record labels, joining the ranks of several now-defunct peers …

    Grooveshark, Rdio y Rockola: los servicios uno por uno

    Online music streaming service Grooveshark, admitting "very serious mistakes," shut down its operations as part of a settlement with major record labels, joining the ranks of several now-defunct peers sued over copyright infringement. In a message posted to its website on Thursday, Grooveshark said that "despite (the) …

  • Google launches security feature for Chrome web browser Reuters - Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 9:01 AM EDT

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc on Wednesday announced a free extension for its Chrome web browser that better protects Google accounts, including email, against online attackers trying …

    Woman walks past a logo of Google at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 in Beijing

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc on Wednesday announced a free extension for its Chrome web browser that better protects Google accounts, including email, against online attackers trying to steal passwords and other personal information. The extension, called Password Alert, can be downloaded on Google …

  • AT&T fires executive after lawsuit alleging racial discrimination Reuters - Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 7:43 AM EDT

    (Reuters) - AT&T Inc fired the president of its U-Verse business, after an African American female employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit. In her lawsuit against Aaron Slator, AT&T and its CEO, …

    An AT&T Logo is pictured on the side of a building in Pasadena

    (Reuters) - AT&T Inc fired the president of its U-Verse business, after an African American female employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit. In her lawsuit against Aaron Slator, AT&T and its CEO, Knoyme King alleged she was racially harassed during her employment at the company, the National Association for African …

  • Icahn says Apple still undervalued Reuters - Tue, 28 Apr, 2015 10:07 AM EDT

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc remains undervalued and misunderstood, activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted, even as the company posted stellar quarterly results on Monday. Apple beat Wall Street's revenue and …

    Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto show in New York

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc remains undervalued and misunderstood, activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted, even as the company posted stellar quarterly results on Monday. Apple beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday as it sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time. The 79-year-old, …

  • China iPhone sales boosts Apple; shares up modestly Reuters - Tue, 28 Apr, 2015 2:45 AM EDT

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday as it sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time, but the company gave no sales figures for its …

    People try out the newly released iPhone 6 at the Apple store in Berlin

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday as it sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time, but the company gave no sales figures for its new Apple Watch. Apple's iPhone sales in China soared, increasing its revenue in the country 71 percent to $16.8 billion …

  • Facebook launches video calling in Messenger app Reuters - Mon, 27 Apr, 2015 3:59 PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc introduced free video calling in its Messenger phone app on Monday as the company seeks to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same reach …

    A Facebook logo reflected in the eye of a woman is seen in this picture illustration

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc introduced free video calling in its Messenger phone app on Monday as the company seeks to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same reach as its 1.4 billion user social network. Messenger, with more than 600 million users, now has a video icon at the top …

  • With Nasdaq at records, investors ask what's next for tech Reuters - Mon, 27 Apr, 2015 1:24 PM EDT

    By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the Nasdaq Composite last hit record highs during the dotcom era, fund manager Walter Price struggled with justifying paying 400 times a company's earnings for …

    A woman's umbrella turns inside out as she walks past the Nasdaq MarketSite during a snow storm in Times Square, Midtown New York

    By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the Nasdaq Composite last hit record highs during the dotcom era, fund manager Walter Price struggled with justifying paying 400 times a company's earnings for rapid growth. Instead, Price worries that the companies that have powered the 25 percent rally in the Nasdaq over the …

  • Google launches portal to buy patents Reuters - Mon, 27 Apr, 2015 11:07 AM EDT

    (Reuters) - Google Inc said it would launch an experimental portal that allows interested patent holders to sell their patents to the company. Patent holders can tell Google about the patents they're …

    A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich

    (Reuters) - Google Inc said it would launch an experimental portal that allows interested patent holders to sell their patents to the company. Patent holders can tell Google about the patents they're willing to sell and the expected price through the portal, the company said on its blog. Google said it will let the submitters …

  • EBay supports Google over Brussels antitrust probe: report Reuters - Mon, 27 Apr, 2015 1:13 AM EDT

    (Reuters) - EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe has supported arguments made by Google Inc in its defence in an antitrust case, saying the two companies are direct competitors in online shopping, the …

    A sign hangs outside the offices of online marketplace eBay in Toronto

    (Reuters) - EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe has supported arguments made by Google Inc in its defence in an antitrust case, saying the two companies are direct competitors in online shopping, the Financial Times reported. Barriers between different areas of online commerce are breaking down, Donahoe said in an interview …

  • Sony raises FY 2015 profit forecast to $2.52 billion: Nikkei Reuters - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015 10:53 PM EDT

    Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. …

    Visitors walk past a logo of Sony Corp at its headquarters in Tokyo

    Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console were the …

  • Apple aims to ship more than 20 million smartwatches in 2015: sources Reuters - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015 6:23 PM EDT

    Apple Inc aims to ship at least 20 million Apple Watches this year, well above many analysts' forecasts, according to supply chain sources. Shipment estimates for the smartwatch, Apple's first …

    Woman takes pictures with smart phone as she stands in front of Apple Watch display at electronics store in Tokyo

    Apple Inc aims to ship at least 20 million Apple Watches this year, well above many analysts' forecasts, according to supply chain sources. Shipment estimates for the smartwatch, Apple's first wearable gadget that went on sale on Friday, vary widely as it's a relatively new type of consumer product and the market …

  • Yelp wins dismissal of lawsuit over quality of its reviews Reuters - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 9:51 AM EDT

    (Reuters) - Yelp Inc has won the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing it of deceiving shareholders about the quality and authenticity of consumer reviews on its website, and thereby enabling insiders to sell …

    The Yelp Inc. logo is seen in their offices in Chicago

    (Reuters) - Yelp Inc has won the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing it of deceiving shareholders about the quality and authenticity of consumer reviews on its website, and thereby enabling insiders to sell company stock at inflated prices. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco gave the plaintiffs 30 days to amended …

  • New App Instantly 'Cleans Up' Your Facebook Account For Job Interviews Rob Waugh - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 9:24 AM EDT

    Clear roots out every offensive statement you’ve ever made, instantly

    Clear roots out every offensive statement you’ve ever made, instantly

  • EU court upholds LCD panel cartel fine for LG Display Reuters - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 4:50 AM EDT

    LG Display, whose largest shareholder is LG Electronics, was initially fined 215 million euros. LG Display then appealed, seeking a greater reduction of the fine. It argued that the Commission, in calculating …

    LG company logo is seen following an event during the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

    LG Display, whose largest shareholder is LG Electronics, was initially fined 215 million euros. LG Display then appealed, seeking a greater reduction of the fine. It argued that the Commission, in calculating the fine, should not have taken into account panel sales to the company's then parents LG Electronics and Philips. …

  • LG Display books four-year-high profit, downplays supply glut fear Reuters - Wed, 22 Apr, 2015 6:57 AM EDT

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd <034220.KS> downplayed risks of a supply glut in the global panel market after reporting its best quarterly profit in more than four years, …

    An employee works at a store of LG Electronics in Seoul

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd <034220.KS> downplayed risks of a supply glut in the global panel market after reporting its best quarterly profit in more than four years, seeking to assuage fear about a sharp profit decline later this year. Investors and analysts worry that TV makers …

  • Sony raises profit view as higher sensors, videogame sales herald turnaround Reuters - Wed, 22 Apr, 2015 6:19 AM EDT

    Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp on Wednesday raised its earnings estimates for the second time in three months, citing higher-than-expected sales of camera sensors and videogames. Sony said …

    Sony Mobile Communications Inc President and CEO Hiroki Totoki speaks during a news conference to announce Sony's new Xperia Z4 smartphone in Tokyo

    Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp on Wednesday raised its earnings estimates for the second time in three months, citing higher-than-expected sales of camera sensors and videogames. Sony said it probably made an operating profit of 68 billion yen (380.68 million pounds) in the year ended March 31, compared with …

  • Deals in dark helped bitcoin take off, says chief scientist Reuters - Wed, 22 Apr, 2015 5:57 AM EDT

    By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - Without dealings in the "grey areas" of the global economy, bitcoin might not have grown to be worth the $3 billion (1.99 billion pounds) it is today, according to Gavin …

    A bitcoin sticker is seen in the window of the 'Vape Lab' cafe, where it is possible to both use and purchase the bitcoin currency, in London

    By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - Without dealings in the "grey areas" of the global economy, bitcoin might not have grown to be worth the $3 billion (1.99 billion pounds) it is today, according to Gavin Andresen, the closest thing the digital currency has to a CEO.  Andresen, a self-confessed "all-around geek", is chief …

  • Yahoo's profit, revenue miss Street forecasts as costs rise Reuters - Tue, 21 Apr, 2015 6:22 PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc reported first-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates as the veteran internet company struggles to rev up its core online advertising business. Yahoo's shares were down …

    A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc reported first-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates as the veteran internet company struggles to rev up its core online advertising business. Yahoo's shares were down 2.1 percent at $43.72 in extended trading after the company also reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit. Revenue …

  • Google lobbying spending reached new high in early 2015 Reuters - Tue, 21 Apr, 2015 11:58 AM EDT

    By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc, already one of Washington's biggest spenders, set a company record for its lobbying activity in the first quarter of 2015 when it spent $5.5 million (3.68 …

    A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich

    By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc, already one of Washington's biggest spenders, set a company record for its lobbying activity in the first quarter of 2015 when it spent $5.5 million (3.68 million pounds), according to a government database. Google ranked ninth in terms of total lobbying spending in 2014 …

  • Nokia bets software revolution will help avoid past merger errors Reuters - Tue, 21 Apr, 2015 11:52 AM EDT

    By Leila Abboud, Jussi Rosendahl and Sven Nordenstam PARIS/HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nokia's acquisition of smaller rival Alcatel-Lucent may avoid the pitfalls that befell earlier telecom network …

    Media people attend a news conference with Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent in Paris

    By Leila Abboud, Jussi Rosendahl and Sven Nordenstam PARIS/HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nokia's acquisition of smaller rival Alcatel-Lucent may avoid the pitfalls that befell earlier telecom network equipment marriages, thanks to a revolution over the past decade in how products are launched and developed. Nokia has …

  • Qualcomm to tap Samsung to make new mobile processors: report Reuters - Tue, 21 Apr, 2015 3:37 AM EDT

    U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc plans to have its next-generation Snapdragon 820 mobile processors manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, tech news website Re/code reported, citing unnamed sources.  …

    A man walks past Qualcomm stand while attending during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

    U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc plans to have its next-generation Snapdragon 820 mobile processors manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, tech news website Re/code reported, citing unnamed sources. The move comes after Samsung opted to use its own Exynos processors for the recently launched flagship Galaxy S6 devices …

  • Sony unveils new Xperia phone even as it retrenches in mobile Reuters - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 1:02 AM EDT

    Sony Corp <6758.T> on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its struggling …

    Employee poses with Sony's new Xperia Z4 smartphone after a news conference in Tokyo

    Sony Corp <6758.T> on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its struggling mobile operations. The launch of the new flagship model comes amid a painful restructuring at the Japanese consumer electronics …

  • Crafts website company Etsy valued at $4 billion in market debut Reuters - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 12:12 PM EDT

    Shares of Etsy Inc, an online marketplace for handmade goods and crafts, more than doubled in their debut on Thursday, valuing the company at about $4 billion. The company's offering of about 16.7 million …

    A sign advertising the online seller Etsy Inc. is seen outside the Nasdaq market site in Times Square following Etsy's IPO in New York

    Shares of Etsy Inc, an online marketplace for handmade goods and crafts, more than doubled in their debut on Thursday, valuing the company at about $4 billion. The company's offering of about 16.7 million shares raised about $267 million, after it was priced at the top end of the expected range of $14-$16. Brean Capital …

  • Netflix beats forecasts with 62 million streaming subscribers Reuters - Wed, 15 Apr, 2015 7:47 PM EDT

    Video streaming pioneer Netflix Inc added more subscribers than projected in the United States and abroad during the first quarter, news that sent its shares up nearly 12 percent on Wednesday. The company …

    An USB key with the logo of Netflix the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media is seen  in Paris

    Video streaming pioneer Netflix Inc added more subscribers than projected in the United States and abroad during the first quarter, news that sent its shares up nearly 12 percent on Wednesday. The company that shook up television with original shows such as "House of Cards" has been aggressively building its overseas presence …

  • Samsung creates team to make screens for Apple devices: report Reuters - Wed, 15 Apr, 2015 5:53 AM EDT

    (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co has created a standalone team of about 200 employees to work exclusively on making screens for rival smartphone maker Apple Inc's products, Bloomberg reported, citing …

    Picture illustration shows Samsung's logo reflected in a person's eye, in central Bosnian town of Zenica

    (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co has created a standalone team of about 200 employees to work exclusively on making screens for rival smartphone maker Apple Inc's products, Bloomberg reported, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter. The team at Samsung Display Co, which provides screens for iPads and MacBooks, …

  • Periscope Threatens to Ban Accounts That Broadcasted ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Yahoo Tech - Mon, 13 Apr, 2015 2:13 PM EDT

    It didn’t take long for the Internet to use Periscope, the new Twitter-owned mobile video streaming app, for some skeezy and illegal activity.

    Periscope

    It didn’t take long for the Internet to use Periscope, the new Twitter-owned mobile video streaming app, for some skeezy and illegal activity.

  • Netflix seeks to raise share authorization in step to stock split Reuters - Fri, 10 Apr, 2015 7:29 PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Netflix Inc is seeking to increase its share authorization by nearly 30 times, the video streaming service said in a filing with regulators. The company is seeking shareholder approval to …

    An USB key with the logo of Netflix the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media is seen  in Paris

    (Reuters) - Netflix Inc is seeking to increase its share authorization by nearly 30 times, the video streaming service said in a filing with regulators. The company is seeking shareholder approval to increase the number of shares authorized to 5 billion from the current 170 million, a regulatory filing showed. The move …

  • RBC CEO says tech firms pose threat, eyes start-up partnerships Reuters - Fri, 10 Apr, 2015 2:49 PM EDT

    By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) - Technology companies pose a competitive threat to established lenders, the head of Royal Bank of Canada said on Friday, adding he was keen to work with start-ups …

    RBC President and CEO David McKay

    By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) - Technology companies pose a competitive threat to established lenders, the head of Royal Bank of Canada said on Friday, adding he was keen to work with start-ups to improve the company's mobile offerings. RBC Chief Executive David McKay said he was positioning Canada's largest bank …

  • Backlogged orders as shoppers get close-up look at Apple Watch Reuters - Fri, 10 Apr, 2015 5:37 AM EDT

    By Noel Randewich and Astrid Wendlandt SAN FRANCISCO/PARIS (Reuters) - Customers preordering Apple Inc's smartwatch on Friday will have to wait at least a month for delivery, a sign of strong early demand …

    A staff holds Apple Watches after the watch went on display at an Apple Store in Beijing

    By Noel Randewich and Astrid Wendlandt SAN FRANCISCO/PARIS (Reuters) - Customers preordering Apple Inc's smartwatch on Friday will have to wait at least a month for delivery, a sign of strong early demand for company chief Tim Cook's first new major product. People flocked to Apple's stores around the world to get a …

  • Amazon gets green light from U.S. regulators for new drone tests Reuters - Thu, 9 Apr, 2015 9:32 PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, less than a month after the e-commerce powerhouse blasted regulators for being slow to approve …

    The Amazon.com, Inc. logo is seen on the side of a delivery truck in Brooklyn, New Yor

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, less than a month after the e-commerce powerhouse blasted regulators for being slow to approve commercial drone testing. The Federal Aviation Administration had earlier given the green light to an Amazon prototype …

  • LinkedIn to buy online education company lynda.com for $1.5 bln Reuters - Thu, 9 Apr, 2015 12:16 PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Professional social network operator LinkedIn Corp said it would buy privately held online education company lynda.com in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.5 billion (1.01 billion pounds). …

    The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain View

    (Reuters) - Professional social network operator LinkedIn Corp said it would buy privately held online education company lynda.com in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.5 billion (1.01 billion pounds). With the integration of lynda.com and LinkedIn, users will know what skills are needed for the available jobs in …

  • Apple faces local battles as it prepares global payments push Reuters - Wed, 8 Apr, 2015 9:16 PM EDT

    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Apple has made mobile payments look easy, after a decade of mostly failed experiments by banks, telecom operators and retailers to woo consumers away from cards and …

    Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Service, introduces Apple Pay during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino

    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Apple has made mobile payments look easy, after a decade of mostly failed experiments by banks, telecom operators and retailers to woo consumers away from cards and cash. Apple Pay has taken the United States by storm since its launch in September, and the company has said it already …

  • Bitcoin exchange Coinsetter acquires Canadian platform Reuters - Wed, 8 Apr, 2015 1:38 PM EDT

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coinsetter, a New York-based bitcoin exchange that targets institutional and professional traders, said on Wednesday it has acquired Canadian Virtual Exchange, …

    A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coinsetter, a New York-based bitcoin exchange that targets institutional and professional traders, said on Wednesday it has acquired Canadian Virtual Exchange, a bitcoin trading platform which recently shut down due to security breaches. According to sources, the deal was …

  • Twitter and Facebook vow to challenge Turkey over ban Reuters - Tue, 7 Apr, 2015 9:33 AM EDT

    Twitter and Facebook have vowed to fight a Turkish ban that briefly blocked access to social media sites this week, a clampdown critics said was further evidence of Ankara's growing authoritarianism. …

    A man tries to get connected to the youtube web site with his tablet at a cafe in Istanbul

    Twitter and Facebook have vowed to fight a Turkish ban that briefly blocked access to social media sites this week, a clampdown critics said was further evidence of Ankara's growing authoritarianism. Turkey has taken a tough stance on social media under President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party he founded, temporarily …

  • Swiss launch of Apple Watch hit by patent issue: report Reuters - Sat, 4 Apr, 2015 7:50 AM EDT

    Apple is not able to launch its new smartwatch in Switzerland until at least the end of this year because of an intellectual property rights issue, Swiss broadcaster RTS reported on its website. The U.S. …

    Apple watches are displayed following an Apple event in San Francisco

    Apple is not able to launch its new smartwatch in Switzerland until at least the end of this year because of an intellectual property rights issue, Swiss broadcaster RTS reported on its website. The U.S. tech giant cannot use the image of an apple nor the word "apple" to launch its watch within Switzerland, the home of …

  • The ‘Star Wars’-Inspired History of the Iconic THX Audio Logo Yahoo Tech - Thu, 2 Apr, 2015 3:17 PM EDT

    Digital audio engineer James A. Moorer has had an impressive career: He holds multiple patents, has won an Oscar and an Emmy, and was involved in the founding of Stanford’s Center for Computer Research …

    THX

    Digital audio engineer James A. Moorer has had an impressive career: He holds multiple patents, has won an Oscar and an Emmy, and was involved in the founding of Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.

  • Apple has a new plan to crush its rivals and boost iPhone sales Business Insider - Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 11:03 AM EDT

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