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  • Periscope
    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.

  • An USB key with the logo of Netflix the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media is seen  in Paris
    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 President and CEO David McKay
    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

    AP For the first time, Apple is letting you trade in your old Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone for a new iPhone, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reports. The new trade-in program is said to start Monday, but …

    Apple has a new plan to crush its rivals and boost iPhone sales, and it starts today

    AP For the first time, Apple is letting you trade in your old Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone for a new iPhone, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reports. The new trade-in program is said to start Monday, but it only applies to certain phone models. According to Apple’s new Reuse and Recycling Program (via MacRumors), you’ll …

  • Amazon in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter: report Reuters - Fri, 27 Mar, 2015 6:30 AM EDT

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall …

    Two freshly delivered Amazon boxes are seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The potential deal, first reported by Women's Wear …

  • Google to pay CFO Porat more than $70 million in two years Reuters - Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 6:27 PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Google Inc said it would pay its new Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million in the next two years through a combination of restricted stock units and a biennial grant. …

    A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels

    (Reuters) - Google Inc said it would pay its new Chief Financial Officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million in the next two years through a combination of restricted stock units and a biennial grant. The company hired Morgan Stanley CFO Porat as its finance chief earlier this week, a sign it is aiming to rein in costs …

  • Twitter launches video streaming app Periscope Reuters - Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 1:56 PM EDT

    Twitter Inc launched a video streaming app called Periscope on Thursday, just days after reports that it had blocked a rival app called Meerkat. Meerkat relies heavily on Twitter and has become hugely …

    An illustration picture shows the log-on icon for the Website Twitter on an Ipad in Bordeaux

    Twitter Inc launched a video streaming app called Periscope on Thursday, just days after reports that it had blocked a rival app called Meerkat. Meerkat relies heavily on Twitter and has become hugely popular in the month since its launch. Twitter's announcement comes on the same day that Meerkat unveiled a list of investors …

  • Japan's Panasonic says ready for 1 trillion yen M&A spree as profit jumps Reuters - Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 6:03 AM EDT

    By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronics supplier Panasonic Corp said it was ready to spend 1 trillion yen (5.62 billion pounds) on acquisitions over the next four years, emboldened by a …

    A woman walks past a logo of Panasonic Corp outside an electronics retail store in Tokyo

    By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronics supplier Panasonic Corp said it was ready to spend 1 trillion yen (5.62 billion pounds) on acquisitions over the next four years, emboldened by a stronger profit outlook for its automotive and housing technology businesses. Chief Executive Kazuhiro Tsuga said at a …

  • Facebook brings apps, businesses to Messenger service Reuters - Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 5:58 PM EDT

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as …

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as ...

  • 16 Smartphones That Were Deemed ‘iPhone Killer,’ 2008-2011 Yahoo Tech - Wed, 25 Mar, 2015 10:11 AM EDT

    Apple sold more than 190 million iPhones last year. It is safe to say that the iPhone has not, in fact, been killed.

    Apple sold more than 190 million iPhones last year. It is safe to say that the iPhone has not, in fact, been killed.

  • Silicon Valley gender trial enters final stages Reuters - Tue, 24 Mar, 2015 11:13 PM EDT

    By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dollar signs rather than discrimination drove a former partner at venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to file her gender discrimination …

    Ellen Pao walks to San Francisco Superior Court in San Francisco

    By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dollar signs rather than discrimination drove a former partner at venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to file her gender discrimination suit, a lawyer for the firm told jurors Tuesday in the high-profile trial. "The complaints of Ellen Pao were …

  • Taylor Swift, Harvard, Microsoft among those buying up .porn, .adult suffixes as a precaution The Canadian Press - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 6:47 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move before those domain names become available this …

    Taylor Swift, Harvard, Microsoft among those buying up .porn, .adult suffixes as a precaution

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move before those domain names become available this ...

  • 5 Tech Tools to Make Your Teen a Safer Driver Yahoo Tech - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 3:19 PM EDT

    I still remember the look on my daughter’s face the first time she plowed her car into a tree.

    Distracted driving

    I still remember the look on my daughter’s face the first time she plowed her car into a tree.

  • Samsung to pre-install Microsoft apps on Android tablets Reuters - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 12:54 PM EDT

    Microsoft Corp's Office apps will be pre-installed in some Samsung tablets running Google Inc's Android system, extending an agreement to put some Microsoft apps on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. The …

    A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex exhibition in Taipei

    Microsoft Corp's Office apps will be pre-installed in some Samsung tablets running Google Inc's Android system, extending an agreement to put some Microsoft apps on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. The move is the latest sign that Microsoft is pushing to get its cloud-enabled software into the hands of as many customers …

  • IBM to share technology with China in strategy shift: CEO Reuters - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015 8:00 AM EDT

    By Matthew Miller and Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - IBM Corp will share technology with Chinese firms and will actively help build China's industry, CEO Virginia Rometty said in Beijing as she set out …

    A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover

    By Matthew Miller and Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - IBM Corp will share technology with Chinese firms and will actively help build China's industry, CEO Virginia Rometty said in Beijing as she set out a strategy for one of the foreign firms hardest hit by China's shifting technology policies. IBM must help China build …

  • Luxury brands hedge their bets with smartwatches Reuters - Fri, 20 Mar, 2015 2:03 PM EDT

    By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - The flurry of technology deals luxury watchmakers announced this week to tackle the Apple Watch threat are more a way to hedge their bets in case the smartwatch market …

    The Tag Heuer logo is seen at the entrance of their new watch manufactory in Chevenez

    By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - The flurry of technology deals luxury watchmakers announced this week to tackle the Apple Watch threat are more a way to hedge their bets in case the smartwatch market takes off than a strategic U-turn. On Thursday, LVMH's Tag Heuer and Bulgari, and Kering's Gucci were among the …

  • HTC founder Wang takes over as CEO Reuters - Fri, 20 Mar, 2015 7:49 AM EDT

    By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - HTC Corp on Friday named Cher Wang as chief executive, giving its founder and chairwoman a bigger role in leading a potential turnaround of the Taiwanese smartphone maker. …

    The logo of HTC is seen in Taipei

    By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - HTC Corp on Friday named Cher Wang as chief executive, giving its founder and chairwoman a bigger role in leading a potential turnaround of the Taiwanese smartphone maker. The return of Wang, a scion of one of Taiwan's most prominent families, comes as HTC's phones have often struggled to …

  • U.S. regulators give Amazon go-ahead for drone tests Reuters - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 8:03 PM EDT

    By Alwyn Scott SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages to customers …

    A just-delivered Amazon box is seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado

    By Alwyn Scott SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages to customers by air, even as it faces public concern about safety and privacy. The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday …

  • Angry Birds maker bets on animated movie as profit drops Reuters - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 8:36 AM EDT

    By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games maker Rovio pinned its hopes on Thursday on a costly 3D movie project helping it return to growth, after a 73 percent profit drop gave the …

    Employee works inside an office of Rovio, the company which created the video game Angry Birds, in Shanghai

    By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games maker Rovio pinned its hopes on Thursday on a costly 3D movie project helping it return to growth, after a 73 percent profit drop gave the latest sign its mainstay Angry Birds brand is losing appeal. A decline in its business licensing the Angry Birds brand …

  • Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle lawsuit from data breach Reuters - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 11:38 PM EDT

    Target Corp has agreed to pay $10 million (7 million pounds) in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit related to a huge 2013 data breach that consumers say compromised their personal financial …

    A customer leaves one of the stores of discount retail chain Target in Ancaster

    Target Corp has agreed to pay $10 million (7 million pounds) in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit related to a huge 2013 data breach that consumers say compromised their personal financial information, court documents show. Under the proposal, which requires federal court approval, Target will deposit the …

  • Microsoft's Internet Explorer seems headed for supporting role The Canadian Press - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 5:46 PM EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO - Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program …

    No longer the star web browser, Microsoft's Internet Explorer seems headed for supporting role

    SAN FRANCISCO - Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program....

  • Canada's Clearpath Robotics raises $14M in venture capital CBC - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 3:08 PM EDT

    The company, which was started in 2009 by four University of Waterloo graduates, received the funds from RRE Venture Capital, with support from iNovia Capital. "It means we're much more able to invest …

    Clearpath Robotics raises $14M in venture capital

    The company, which was started in 2009 by four University of Waterloo graduates, received the funds from RRE Venture Capital, with support from iNovia Capital. "It means we're much more able to invest in the potential we've seen in robotics," said co-founder and CTO Ryan Gariepy. Clearpath makes unmanned robotic vehicles, …

  • Microsoft must face Xbox 360 class action claims Reuters - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 1:46 PM EDT

    Microsoft Corp must face class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who say the video game console has a design defect that causes game discs to be gouged, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The …

    Attendees walk past an Xbox sign at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles

    Microsoft Corp must face class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who say the video game console has a design defect that causes game discs to be gouged, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle said a lower court judge misapplied the law in finding that Xbox owners in …

  • Investors cheer Nintendo move to smartphones Reuters - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 4:45 AM EDT

    Shares in Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday notched their biggest daily gain since listing as investors cheered the decision by the creators of Super Mario to venture into smartphones …

    Shigeru Miyamoto, senior managing director of Nintendo and GM of its Entertainment Analysis and Development division, together with Nintendo character Mario, introduces the new game "Mario Maker" during a news conference at E3, in Los Angeles

    Shares in Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday notched their biggest daily gain since listing as investors cheered the decision by the creators of Super Mario to venture into smartphones in a bid to retain users. The stock ended limit-up, or 21 percent, at 17,080 yen ($141), a day after Nintendo said it would …

  • Samsung Electronics shares poised to hit record high on earning recovery hopes Reuters - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 3:55 AM EDT

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> hovered near record highs on Wednesday, fuelled by investors' expectations that strong sales …

    A man walks at the Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares in South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> hovered near record highs on Wednesday, fuelled by investors' expectations that strong sales of its chips and new smartphone line-up will hasten an earnings recovery.

  • German court to rule on legality of Uber ride service Reuters - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015 3:53 AM EDT

    A German court is set to rule on Wednesday whether Uber's novel taxi-hailing service violates driver licensing rules, a decision that could lead to a nationwide ban on the service. The case in a Frankfurt …

    An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

    A German court is set to rule on Wednesday whether Uber's novel taxi-hailing service violates driver licensing rules, a decision that could lead to a nationwide ban on the service. The case in a Frankfurt court brought by German taxi operator group Taxi Deutschland against Uber is one of more than a dozen lawsuits filed …

  • Microsoft tackles China piracy with free upgrade to Windows 10 Reuters - Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 11:33 PM EDT

    SEATTLE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, …

    A Microsoft representative shows a smartphone with Windows 10 operating system at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover

    SEATTLE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. The move is an unprecedented attempt by Microsoft …

  • Apple TV entices networks with promise of mobile viewers Reuters - Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 7:34 PM EDT

    By Jennifer Saba and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc's planned video streaming service may not be a tough sell for media companies who could be enticed by the company's ubiquitous …

    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about Apple TV during an Apple event in San Francisco

    By Jennifer Saba and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc's planned video streaming service may not be a tough sell for media companies who could be enticed by the company's ubiquitous iPhones and iPads, which represent a new stream of growth for an industry losing viewers. The Wall Street Journal on …

  • Super Mario to go mobile as Nintendo ventures into smartphone games Reuters - Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 6:48 AM EDT

    By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will venture into smartphone games, heeding calls from investors to boost revenue by taking iconic characters like Super Mario …

    A shopper rides the escalator past Nintendo advertisements at an electronics retail store in Tokyo

    By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will venture into smartphone games, heeding calls from investors to boost revenue by taking iconic characters like Super Mario to players increasingly shunning its consoles. Nintendo, which already warned its annual operating profit would halve …

  • Apple in talks to launch online TV service: report Reuters - Tue, 17 Mar, 2015 2:41 AM EDT

    The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, and be available across all devices powered by Apple's iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and Apple …

    The Apple logo is illuminated in red at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue to mark World AIDS Day, in the Manhattan borough of New York

    The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, and be available across all devices powered by Apple's iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and Apple TV set-top boxes, the newspaper said. Apple has been talking to Walt Disney Co (DIS.N), CBS Corp (CBS.N), and Twenty-First …

  • Mind cloning, off-the-grid chats & ambient mobile alerts lead chatter at South by Southwest The Canadian Press - Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 4:21 PM EDT

    AUSTIN, Texas - As a plane with a Grumpy Cat flag flew overhead, courtesy of Friskies, the Technorati flooded into panel discussions and happy hour spots at the annual tech festival South by Southwest …

    Mind cloning, off-the-grid chats & ambient mobile alerts lead chatter at South by Southwest

    AUSTIN, Texas - As a plane with a Grumpy Cat flag flew overhead, courtesy of Friskies, the Technorati flooded into panel discussions and happy hour spots at the annual tech festival South by Southwest ...

  • Facebook clarifies rules on banned content Reuters - Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 1:32 PM EDT

    Facebook Inc clarified its rules banning certain content from its social network, as the Internet company strives to curb controversial posts such as support for violent militant groups and nudity without …

    People pose with laptops in front of projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica

    Facebook Inc clarified its rules banning certain content from its social network, as the Internet company strives to curb controversial posts such as support for violent militant groups and nudity without damaging its status as a global hub for users to share information. The 1.39 billion-member social network updated …

  • This high-school dropout built a $1 billion business selling phones nobody wanted Business Insider - Mon, 16 Mar, 2015 8:00 AM EDT

    PCS Wireless is anticipating $1 billion in...

    PCS Wireless is anticipating $1 billion in...

  • Blackberry launches new secure tablet Reuters - Sun, 15 Mar, 2015 9:27 AM EDT

    Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp and Samsung Electronics …

    The BlackBerry logo is pictured at the BlackBerry campus in Waterloo

    Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech …

  • Apple Watch not on shopping list for 69 percent of Americans Reuters - Fri, 13 Mar, 2015 7:10 PM EDT

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's new smartwatch may be a tough sell, with 69 percent of Americans indicating they are not interested in buying the gadget, according to a Reuters/Ipsos …

    Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's new smartwatch may be a tough sell, with 69 percent of Americans indicating they are not interested in buying the gadget, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The poll was taken after Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook rolled out the product on Monday, and only about …

  • Microsoft's digital assistant to head to Android, Apple devices Reuters - Fri, 13 Mar, 2015 11:57 AM EDT

    By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft is working on an advanced version of its competitor to Apple's Siri, using research from an artificial intelligence project called "Einstein." Microsoft has …

    A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex exhibition in Taipei

    By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft is working on an advanced version of its competitor to Apple's Siri, using research from an artificial intelligence project called "Einstein." Microsoft has been running its "personal assistant" Cortana on its Windows phones for a year, and will put the new version on the desktop …

  • Intel cuts revenue forecast as desktop demand weakens Reuters - Thu, 12 Mar, 2015 6:23 PM EDT

    Intel Corp slashed nearly $1 billion from its first-quarter revenue forecast as small businesses put off upgrading their personal computers, sending the chipmaker's shares down more than 5 percent. Fewer …

    Visitors look at tablets at the Intel booth during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei

    Intel Corp slashed nearly $1 billion from its first-quarter revenue forecast as small businesses put off upgrading their personal computers, sending the chipmaker's shares down more than 5 percent. Fewer companies than Intel had expected replaced desktop PCs running on outdated Microsoft operating systems, leading to …

  • In smartwatch war, Swatch goes for cheap, quick and China Reuters - Thu, 12 Mar, 2015 12:13 PM EDT

    By Tom Miles CORGEMONT, Switzerland (Reuters) - The world's largest watchmaker unveiled its riposte to Apple Inc's smartwatch on Thursday, announcing a plan to put cheap programmable chips in watches …

    Swatch Group CEO Hayek wears the new 'Swatch Touch Zero One' during the Swiss watchmaker's annual news conference in Corgemont

    By Tom Miles CORGEMONT, Switzerland (Reuters) - The world's largest watchmaker unveiled its riposte to Apple Inc's smartwatch on Thursday, announcing a plan to put cheap programmable chips in watches that will let wearers from China to Chicago make payments with a swipe of the wrist. Swatch Group will start offering watches …

  • Chinese smartphone firm Xiaomi to set up production in India Reuters - Thu, 12 Mar, 2015 9:38 AM EDT

    By Aditi Shah and Aman Shah NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it would invest further and begin local production within 12 to 18 months in India, one of …

    People stand near a logo of Xiaomi ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing

    By Aditi Shah and Aman Shah NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it would invest further and begin local production within 12 to 18 months in India, one of the world's fastest-growing markets and currently dominated by Samsung Electronics and local firms like Micromax. The …

  • Uber, Lyft rebuffed in bids to deem drivers independent contractors Reuters - Thu, 12 Mar, 2015 4:50 AM EDT

    By Dan Levine and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft failed to persuade separate U.S. judges on Wednesday to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead …

    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 and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft failed to persuade separate U.S. judges on Wednesday to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees, in cases that have wide implications for Silicon Valley "sharing economy" firms. U.S. District Judges …

  • Chinese makers roll out wave of Apple watch lookalikes, some openly marketed as copies The Canadian Press - Thu, 12 Mar, 2015 3:29 AM EDT

    BEIJING, China - A month before Apple Inc.'s smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies.

    Chinese makers roll out wave of Apple watch lookalikes, some openly marketed as copies

    BEIJING, China - A month before Apple Inc.'s smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies.

  • Alibaba ploughs $200 million into Snapchat in latest startup deal: source Reuters - Thu, 12 Mar, 2015 2:47 AM EDT

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is investing $200 million in photo-messaging app Snapchat, a source familiar with the deal said, striking its latest Silicon Valley deal as the Chinese ecommerce company builds …

    A man walks past Snapchat's headquarters in Venice, Los Angeles

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is investing $200 million in photo-messaging app Snapchat, a source familiar with the deal said, striking its latest Silicon Valley deal as the Chinese ecommerce company builds up mobile services. With Snapchat blocked in China it is unclear what immediate value the startup would bring to Alibaba, …