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A seismologist points at a graphic showing an earthquake reading at the Central Weather Bureau in Taipei

App shakes up earthquake science by turning users into sensors

Reuters - By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Smartphones could become the makeshift quake detectors of the future, thanks to a new app launched Friday designed to track tremors and pote…

A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica

Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy stepping down

Reuters - Facebook Inc's India managing director, Kirthiga Reddy, said on Friday she is stepping do…

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Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March - 9to5mac

Reuters - (Reuters) - Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March …

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  • A Visa logo is seen during the International CTIA WIRELESS Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana
    Visa's investment in Square represents about 1 percent stake Reuters - 13 hours ago

    Visa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, said on Friday it currently has about a 1 percent stake in mobile payments company Square Inc based on a 2011 investment. Visa …

    A Visa logo is seen during the International CTIA WIRELESS Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana

    Visa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, said on Friday it currently has about a 1 percent stake in mobile payments company Square Inc based on a 2011 investment. Visa told Reuters its current holdings are just more than 4.19 million shares of Class B common stock. The company has the …

  • Dorsey, interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square, goes for a walk on the first day of the annual Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley
    Twitter says Dorsey continues to forego direct compensation Reuters - 15 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has agreed to continue to forego any form of direct compensation, a regulatory filing by the company showed on Friday. Dorsey in June agreed to no salary …

    Dorsey, interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square, goes for a walk on the first day of the annual Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley

    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has agreed to continue to forego any form of direct compensation, a regulatory filing by the company showed on Friday. Dorsey in June agreed to no salary until the company's compensation committee agreed upon a package for him. The committee decided on Wednesday to introduce …

  • Apple is replacing MacBook USB charging cables for free Business Insider - 16 hours ago

    The USB-C charge cable included with MacBooks before June 2015 "might fail due to a design...

    The USB-C charge cable included with MacBooks before June 2015 "might fail due to a design...

  • Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free Business Insider - 16 hours ago

    The USB-C charge cable included with Macbooks before June 2015 "might fail due to a design...

    The USB-C charge cable included with Macbooks before June 2015 "might fail due to a design...

  • Google says will not participate in 2016 U.S. airwaves auction Reuters - 18 hours ago

    NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves that can help the wireless …

    Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris

    NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves that can help the wireless industry improve coverage, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. Some industry watchers had expected Internet search giant …

  • After first 100 days, Canada PM Trudeau takes Twitter queries Reuters - 18 hours ago

    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who never skips a chance to reach out to voters, marked 100 days in office on Friday by fielding Twitter questions on topics …

    Canada's PM Trudeau greets students at Glebe Collegiate Institute in Ottawa

    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who never skips a chance to reach out to voters, marked 100 days in office on Friday by fielding Twitter questions on topics from Star Wars to economics to what he had for lunch. Critics were already complaining that Trudeau is more style than …

  • Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy resigns Reuters - 19 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's India managing director, Kirthiga Reddy, said on Friday she is resigning. Reddy, who joined Facebook in 2010 as its first employee in India, said she would be relocating to …

    A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's India managing director, Kirthiga Reddy, said on Friday she is resigning. Reddy, who joined Facebook in 2010 as its first employee in India, said she would be relocating to the United States in the next 6-12 months. "I have also begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park," …

  • The iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 go on sale March 18th — but you won't be able to pre-order them Business Insider - 19 hours ago

    According to 9to5 Mac the new iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 will be released simultaneously on...

    According to 9to5 Mac the new iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 will be released simultaneously on...

  • Apple says people send as many as 200,000 iMessages per second Business Insider - 20 hours ago

    Apple's iMessage handles an absurd amount of messages: sometimes as many as 200,000 per second...

    Apple's iMessage handles an absurd amount of messages: sometimes as many as 200,000 per second...

  • Apple is reportedly doing an original scripted TV show with Dr. Dre and it will have ‘no shortage of violence and sex' Business Insider - 20 hours ago

    Apple has bankrolled a scripted TV series starring Dr. Dre, The Hollywood Reporter reported on...

    Apple has bankrolled a scripted TV series starring Dr. Dre, The Hollywood Reporter reported on...

  • Printer maker Lexmark wins patent case against cartridge reseller Reuters - 21 hours ago

    A printer cartridge reseller infringed the patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back into the United States after they were first sold abroad, a U.S. appeals …

    A touch screen menu is displayed on a Lexmark Platinum Pro905 printer during "CES Unveiled" in Las Vegas

    A printer cartridge reseller infringed the patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back into the United States after they were first sold abroad, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. In a victory that reinforces U.S. patent owners' ability to control the use of their products …

  • Court says Facebook nude painting case can be tried in France Reuters - 21 hours ago

    A French court ruled on Friday that a case against social networking company Facebook over a painting of a nude woman can be tried in France, rejecting Facebook's argument that it is governed by Californian …

    An illustration picture shows the log-on screen for the Website Facebook on an Ipad, in Bordeaux

    A French court ruled on Friday that a case against social networking company Facebook over a painting of a nude woman can be tried in France, rejecting Facebook's argument that it is governed by Californian law. Facebook blocked the account of a French professor and art lover after he uploaded a picture of Gustave Courbet’s …

  • Trolls are trying to fool people into bricking their iPhones Business Insider - 22 hours ago

    A newly discovered bug renders iPhones useless if the system date is set to January 1...

    A newly discovered bug renders iPhones useless if the system date is set to January 1...

  • Presses to fall silent at UK's Independent as paper goes online-only Reuters - 23 hours ago

    By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Independent is to disappear from news stands next month after its owner took the left-leaning title online only, one of the first national newspapers …

    Copies of "The Independent" newspaper are displayed for sale at a store in London, Britain

    By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Independent is to disappear from news stands next month after its owner took the left-leaning title online only, one of the first national newspapers in the world to buckle under pressure from the internet. While other titles splashed popular fare like weddings, …

  • Sirius XM Canada Holdings says approached for deal Reuters - 23 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc , whose biggest shareholder is U.S.-based Sirius XM Holdings Inc , said it had been approached for a potential deal and was in early-stage …

    (Reuters) - Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc , whose biggest shareholder is U.S.-based Sirius XM Holdings Inc , said it had been approached for a potential deal and was in early-stage talks. The news comes a day after a Canadian newspaper reported that the top shareholders of Sirius XM Canada Holdings …

  • New app helps young Iranians avoid "morality police" Reuters - 23 hours ago

    By Sam Wilkin DUBAI (Reuters) - A new smartphone application that helps Iranians dodge the Islamic Republic's "morality police" is proving popular with the young, tech-savvy population but has quickly …

    Handout photo shows a new Iranian app, Gershad, that aims to help users circumvent the Iranian 'morality police'

    By Sam Wilkin DUBAI (Reuters) - A new smartphone application that helps Iranians dodge the Islamic Republic's "morality police" is proving popular with the young, tech-savvy population but has quickly fallen foul of the authorities. The Gershad app allows users who spot checkpoints set up by the morality police, who …

  • Nokia Alcatel merger story draws investors, even as growth fades Reuters - 23 hours ago

    Nokia's best days of growth may be behind it for the foreseeable future, but what keeps investors on board one of Europe's biggest technology stocks is the progress it is making to deliver more consistent …

    Nokia's best days of growth may be behind it for the foreseeable future, but what keeps investors on board one of Europe's biggest technology stocks is the progress it is making to deliver more consistent profits and shareholder returns. It came as little surprise when Nokia warned on Thursday its core mobile business …

  • China's Baidu gets offer for its 80.5 pct stake in Qiyi Reuters - 23 hours ago

    Chinese Internet search company Baidu Inc said it received an offer for its 80.5 percent stake in online video company Qiyi.com Inc from the chief executives of the two firms. Shares of Baidu, sometimes …

    Chinese Internet search company Baidu Inc said it received an offer for its 80.5 percent stake in online video company Qiyi.com Inc from the chief executives of the two firms. Shares of Baidu, sometimes referred to as China's Google, rose 4.1 percent to $147.21 in premarket trading on Friday. Qiyi has an enterprise value …

  • Russian billionaire Fridman makes $200 mln investment in Uber Reuters - 23 hours ago

    Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million investment in U.S. ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc. It did not specify …

    Uber representative registers people on smartphone during kick off of citywide jobs tour in Queens borough of New York

    Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million investment in U.S. ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc. It did not specify when it bought the shares or what stake it had acquired in the firm, which has previously raised more than $5 billion in …

  • Nasdaq to acquire news distributor Marketwired Reuters - 23 hours ago

    Nasdaq Inc said on Friday it would acquire newswire operator and press release distributer Marketwired LP for an undisclosed sum, adding to the exchange operator's corporate services offerings. The deal, …

    The Nasdaq logo is displayed at the Nasdaq Market site in New York

    Nasdaq Inc said on Friday it would acquire newswire operator and press release distributer Marketwired LP for an undisclosed sum, adding to the exchange operator's corporate services offerings. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, would be funded through a mix of debt and cash and is expected to close in …

  • Apple is unlikely to include noise-canceling headphones with the iPhone 7 Business Insider - Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 9:28 AM EST

    Apple is unlikely to include noise-cancelling headphones with the iPhone 7, according to a...

    Apple is unlikely to include noise-cancelling headphones with the iPhone 7, according to a...

  • Russian billionaire Fridman makes $200 million investment in Uber Reuters - Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 9:05 AM EST

    Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million investment in U.S. ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL]. "We believe …

    Photo illustration of Nokia Maps on a smartphone in front of a displayed logo of Uber in Zenica

    Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment vehicle said on Friday it had made a $200 million investment in U.S. ride-hailing service provider Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL]. "We believe that Uber's highly talented management team possesses the necessary vision and skills to build the company into one of …

  • Ukraine sees Russian hand in cyber attacks on power grid Reuters - Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 7:51 AM EST

    By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyber attack on Ukraine's power grid in December, Ukraine's …

    By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyber attack on Ukraine's power grid in December, Ukraine's energy ministry said on Friday. The incident was widely seen as the first known power outage caused by a cyber attack, …

  • Scientists bid comet lander Philae farewell after radio silence Reuters - Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 5:02 AM EST

    By Maria Sheahan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European scientists have given up hope of restoring contact with space probe Philae, which successfully landed on a comet in a pinpoint operation only to lose power …

    Accomazzo SOM of ESOC reacts after successful landing of Philae lander on comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    By Maria Sheahan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European scientists have given up hope of restoring contact with space probe Philae, which successfully landed on a comet in a pinpoint operation only to lose power because its solar-driven batteries were in the shade. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) said on Friday it suspects …

  • Amazon acquires Italy-based software firm Reuters - Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 4:26 AM EST

    (Reuters) - Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of Amazon.com Inc , said it has acquired NICE, a software developer for technical computing. The company said it has signed an agreement with NICE, …

    Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City

    (Reuters) - Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of Amazon.com Inc , said it has acquired NICE, a software developer for technical computing. The company said it has signed an agreement with NICE, which is also a cloud computing firm, and expects the deal to close in the first quarter of 2016. (http://amzn.to/1QZt7NP) …

  • Google self-driving car effort expands hiring, posts manufacturing jobs Reuters - Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 1:58 AM EST

    Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise. Thirty-six jobs related to the Google X car project were listed …

    A Google self-driving car is seen at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California

    Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise. Thirty-six jobs related to the Google X car project were listed including engineers working on motion control, displays, robotics and sensors as well as managers charged with operations, …

  • Cut your cellphone bill in half? Here's how CBC - Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 12:00 AM EST

    When Nancy Hebert's phone kept shutting off randomly, that was only the beginning of her frustration.

    Cut your cellphone bill in half? Here's how

    When Nancy Hebert's phone kept shutting off randomly, that was only the beginning of her frustration.

  • Elon Musk's vision is not for the faint of heart Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 8:29 PM EST

    Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses - all in the middle of a market selloff. Musk's electric vehicle startup, Tesla Motors Inc, …

    File photo of Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealing a Tesla Energy battery for businesses and utility companies during an event in Hawthorne, California

    Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses - all in the middle of a market selloff. Musk's electric vehicle startup, Tesla Motors Inc, on Wednesday posted its eleventh straight quarterly loss, when analysts had expected a profit. Tesla also said it planned …

  • Sundar Pichai now gets a shout-out as a person Google can’t afford to lose Business Insider - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 7:36 PM EST

    New Google CEO Sundar Pichai just joined Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt in the...

    New Google CEO Sundar Pichai just joined Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt in the...

  • Tweetwars - the social challenge in Twitter 'capital', Indonesia Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 7:31 PM EST

    While Twitter (TWTR.N) doesn't break down country figures, Global Web Index data shows Indonesia remains joint first with Mexico in active users among the 34 countries the UK-based metrics company monitors …

    While Twitter (TWTR.N) doesn't break down country figures, Global Web Index data shows Indonesia remains joint first with Mexico in active users among the 34 countries the UK-based metrics company monitors - and significantly ahead in terms of penetration, at 74 percent of all Internet users. The proportion of active Twitter …

  • Dell's $10 billion loans for EMC buy stall Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 6:43 PM EST

    By Michelle Sierra NEW YORK (Reuters) - The commitment deadline on $10 billion of pro-rata loans in a $45 billion financing package backing computer giant Dell’s purchase of data storage products maker …

    A Dell logo is seen in this illustration picture taken in Sarajevo

    By Michelle Sierra NEW YORK (Reuters) - The commitment deadline on $10 billion of pro-rata loans in a $45 billion financing package backing computer giant Dell’s purchase of data storage products maker EMC Corp has been extended due to a slow order book, a source close to the transaction said. Pro rata loans are primarily …

  • Insight - Elon Musk's vision is not for the faint of heart Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 6:43 PM EST

    Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses - all in the middle of a market selloff. Musk's electric vehicle startup, Tesla Motors Inc , …

    File photo of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk standing on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong

    Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses - all in the middle of a market selloff. Musk's electric vehicle startup, Tesla Motors Inc , on Wednesday posted its eleventh straight quarterly loss, when analysts had expected a profit. Tesla also said it planned …

  • Uber agrees to settle safety lawsuits for $28.5 million Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 5:47 PM EST

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle litigation brought by customers who alleged the ride hailing service misrepresented the quality of its safety practices …

    Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in Madrid

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle litigation brought by customers who alleged the ride hailing service misrepresented the quality of its safety practices and the fees it charged passengers, the company said on Thursday. The two proposed class action lawsuits said Uber …

  • FireEye warns of slowing growth in cyber security spending Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 5:29 PM EST

    FireEye Inc forecast a bigger-than-expected loss for the first quarter and said it expected growth in cyber security spending to slow this year. Shares of FireEye, which reported smaller-than-expected …

    FireEye logo is seen outside the company's offices in Milpitas, California

    FireEye Inc forecast a bigger-than-expected loss for the first quarter and said it expected growth in cyber security spending to slow this year. Shares of FireEye, which reported smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, fell 3.4 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday. FireEye Chief Executive Dave DeWalt said …

  • Activision's revenue miss overshadows 'Call of Duty' success Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 5:03 PM EST

    Activision Blizzard Inc's revenue and profit for the holiday quarter missed market estimates, as strong sales of its latest "Call of Duty" videogame failed to offset lackluster demand for role-playing …

    CEO of Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick attends the Allen & Co Media Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho

    Activision Blizzard Inc's revenue and profit for the holiday quarter missed market estimates, as strong sales of its latest "Call of Duty" videogame failed to offset lackluster demand for role-playing title "Skylanders: SuperChargers". "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" was the highest-selling physical videogame in the United …

  • Einstein's gravitational waves detected in landmark discovery Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 4:42 PM EST

    By Will Dunham and Scott Malone WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by Albert Einstein a century …

    NASA illustration of binary black hole Markarian 231

    By Will Dunham and Scott Malone WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. The researchers …

  • Meet the Google executive tapped to run the cancer-screening startup backed by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos Business Insider - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 4:12 PM EST

    Jeff Huber spent over a decade  helping Google launch some of its biggest projects...

    Jeff Huber spent over a decade  helping Google launch some of its biggest projects...

  • Earnings bolster Cisco, but raise concerns for broader IT spending Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 3:36 PM EST

    By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc reported it is weathering a global slowdown in information-technology spending, but signs potential customers are putting …

    The Cisco Systems logo is seen as part of a display at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference in Chicago

    By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc reported it is weathering a global slowdown in information-technology spending, but signs potential customers are putting some projects on hold exacerbated concerns about broader IT growth. Cisco shares rose 10 percent on Thursday, bucking the …

  • Lyft settlement with drivers still in play as judge asks questions Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 3:34 PM EST

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A proposed settlement between Lyft and its drivers came under close scrutiny from the U.S. judge overseeing it on Thursday, an indication that the agreement that …

    Maya Jackson a Lyft driver navigates a Lyft app on a smartphone during a photo opportunity in San Francisco

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A proposed settlement between Lyft and its drivers came under close scrutiny from the U.S. judge overseeing it on Thursday, an indication that the agreement that maintains drivers as independent contractors is still in play. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco issued …

  • Google developing virtual reality headset - WSJ Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 3:13 PM EST

    (Reuters) - Google is developing a virtual reality headset that works without a smartphone or computer, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The headset will include …

    The new Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California

    (Reuters) - Google is developing a virtual reality headset that works without a smartphone or computer, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The headset will include a screen, high-powered processors and outward-facing cameras, the Journal reported, citing one person. Alphabet Inc's …

  • Twitter shares slump to all-time low as user growth stalls Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 3:00 PM EST

    NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of social media website Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) hit an all-time low on Thursday after the company said late Wednesday that user growth stalled for the first time …

    A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture made in Zenica

    NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of social media website Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) hit an all-time low on Thursday after the company said late Wednesday that user growth stalled for the first time since the company went public in 2013. More than 20 brokerages cut price targets on the shares, which have fallen more …

  • Telus says Alberta weakness, competition hurt fourth-quarter profit Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 2:47 PM EST

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Telus Corp , one of Canada's three big telecom providers, reported a 16 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, hurt by increased wireless competition …

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Telus Corp , one of Canada's three big telecom providers, reported a 16 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, hurt by increased wireless competition and sagging demand, partly due to economic weakness in the oil-producing province of Alberta. Shares in the Vancouver-based …

  • Dish, Fox settle litigation over Hopper ad-skipper Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 2:07 PM EST

    Dish Network Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Thursday said they have ended nearly four years of litigation over the Hopper, a Dish device that lets viewers skip over commercials when playing …

    A Dish Network logo is seen on a satellite dish on a Brooklyn apartment building roof in New York

    Dish Network Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Thursday said they have ended nearly four years of litigation over the Hopper, a Dish device that lets viewers skip over commercials when playing back shows. In a joint statement, the companies said Dish agreed to turn off its AutoHop commercial-skipping feature on …

  • Direct reservations help TripAdvisor book profit beat Reuters - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 1:35 PM EST

    Travel review website operator TripAdvisor Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as more users reserved hotels using a new system that allows direct bookings from its website. …

    A mascot of tripadvisor is seen at its stand at the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin

    Travel review website operator TripAdvisor Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as more users reserved hotels using a new system that allows direct bookings from its website. The results follow a strong showing by online travel company Expedia Inc and indicate that travel demand in key markets …

  • People are hearing 'motor noises' coming from Apple's mysterious lab Business Insider - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 1:28 PM EST

    Someone who lives nearby Apple's mysterious satellite campus in Sunnyvale, California, has...

    Someone who lives nearby Apple's mysterious satellite campus in Sunnyvale, California, has...

  • This chart shows very clearly why investors have lost faith in Twitter Business Insider - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 1:22 PM EST

    Twitter reported earnings yesterday, and the stock is off about 4% today on news of stalled out...

    Twitter reported earnings yesterday, and the stock is off about 4% today on news of stalled out...

  • Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK lawmakers The Canadian Press - Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 1:19 PM EST

    LONDON - A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes.

    Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK lawmakers

    LONDON - A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes.