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  • A woman walks past a logo of Panasonic Corp outside an electronics retail store in Tokyo
    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 Messenger s'ouvre aux développeurs et au e-commerce
    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 …

    Facebook Messenger s'ouvre aux développeurs et au e-commerce

    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, …

  • Facebook to face U.S. class action over children's online purchases Reuters - Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 3:30 PM EDT

    A federal judge said Facebook Inc must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without …

    Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, delivers a keynote address at the company's annual conference in San Francisco

    A federal judge said Facebook Inc must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in San Jose, California on Tuesday said a class of plaintiffs estimated …

  • Apple's iTunes and App stores shut down in global outage The Canadian Press - Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 2:09 PM EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's widely used iTunes and app stores suffered a rare breakdown Wednesday, frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile device owners around the world.

    Apple’s taping over developer iPhone cameras in secret watch labs

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's widely used iTunes and app stores suffered a rare breakdown Wednesday, frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile device owners around the world.

  • Google in initial talks to buy Indian startup InMobi: source Reuters - Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 9:00 AM EDT

    Google Inc is in talks to buy Bangalore-based mobile advertising venture InMobi, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, which could pave the way for what could be the U.S. company's first deal …

    A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in Brussels

    Google Inc is in talks to buy Bangalore-based mobile advertising venture InMobi, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, which could pave the way for what could be the U.S. company's first deal in India's busy start-up space, InMobi helps companies target the users of phones and mobile devices in their advertising. …

  • Developers wrestle with making 'killer app' for Apple Watch Reuters - Tue, 10 Mar, 2015 11:51 PM EDT

    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Software developers say it will not be easy to come up with a "killer app" for Apple Inc's Watch - few have seen the product and the software is still in test mode. …

    Apple watches are displayed following an Apple event in San Francisco

    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Software developers say it will not be easy to come up with a "killer app" for Apple Inc's Watch - few have seen the product and the software is still in test mode. While app makers are passionate about developing for the Apple Watch, some are skeptical about the prospects of coming …

  • Apple asks U.S. appeals court to disqualify antitrust monitor Reuters - Tue, 10 Mar, 2015 3:41 PM EDT

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday weighed Apple Inc's latest bid to disqualify a court-appointed antitrust monitor whose activities one judge sharply questioned. Members …

    A logo of Apple is seen in an illustration photo in Sarajevo

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday weighed Apple Inc's latest bid to disqualify a court-appointed antitrust monitor whose activities one judge sharply questioned. Members of the three-judge 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York heard arguments focused on the actions of Michael …

  • Blocked online, Islamic State supporters launch CaliphateBook Reuters - Tue, 10 Mar, 2015 7:42 AM EDT

    Islamic State supporters, facing regular bans and blockages on Facebook and other social networks, have launched their own CaliphateBook to spread their militant message over the Internet. The site 5elafabook.com, …

    A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura

    Islamic State supporters, facing regular bans and blockages on Facebook and other social networks, have launched their own CaliphateBook to spread their militant message over the Internet. The site 5elafabook.com, which resembled Facebook but appeared unfinished, went live on Sunday then went offline again a day later …

  • Apple Watch unveiled: lots of features, functions, price tags The Canadian Press - Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 10:34 PM EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO - Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist …

    Apple watches are displayed following an Apple event in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO - Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist ...

  • Apple Watch event: What it has, what it does, do you need it? The Canadian Press - Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 5:41 PM EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO - Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist …

    New Apple Watch is pictured during an Apple event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino

    SAN FRANCISCO - Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist ...

  • HBO standalone service coming to Apple devices in April Reuters - Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 4:38 PM EDT

    HBO's standalone streaming service will launch on Apple Inc devices next month in time for the season premiere of hit series "Game of Thrones," the network said on Monday, a move to reach millions of viewers …

    HBO CEO Richard Plepler speaks during an Apple event in San Francisco

    HBO's standalone streaming service will launch on Apple Inc devices next month in time for the season premiere of hit series "Game of Thrones," the network said on Monday, a move to reach millions of viewers who do not subscribe to pay television packages. The new HBO Now service will cost $14.99 a month. It will include …

  • Apple's $10,000 gold watch fails to impress investors Yahoo Finance - Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 2:47 PM EDT

    Stock market investors snoozed as Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company's new gold watch edition would cost $10,000.

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

    Stock market investors snoozed as Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company's new gold watch edition would cost $10,000.

  • Apple debuts $17,000 watch, some waiting for killer app Reuters - Mon, 9 Mar, 2015 2:27 PM EDT

    By Edwin Chan and Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000 (11,238 …

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

    By Edwin Chan and Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000 (11,238 pounds), but some investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook's first product would be a breakaway hit. Apple's …

  • Game of drones: As U.S. dithers, rivals get a head start Reuters - Sun, 8 Mar, 2015 11:22 PM EDT

    Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are a hot ticket in Silicon Valley, but U.S. government dithering over regulations has given overseas companies a head-start in figuring out how best to exploit …

    Airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York

    Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are a hot ticket in Silicon Valley, but U.S. government dithering over regulations has given overseas companies a head-start in figuring out how best to exploit them. Last year, more than $100 million flowed into U.S. drone start-ups, according to CB Insights, double 2013 le …

  • The biggest question Apple has to answer about the Apple Watch Business Insider - Sun, 8 Mar, 2015 8:54 AM EDT

    We already know a lot about the Apple Watch...

    Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch during a launch event in October (AP)

    We already know a lot about the Apple Watch...

  • Uber halts operations in Anchorage, Oregon city sues ride-share firm Reuters - Sat, 7 Mar, 2015 12:38 AM EST

    By Steve Quinn and Shelby Sebens JUNEAU/PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Uber said it was halting operations in Anchorage on Friday until Alaska's largest city can work out details enabling the ride-share company's …

    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 Steve Quinn and Shelby Sebens JUNEAU/PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Uber said it was halting operations in Anchorage on Friday until Alaska's largest city can work out details enabling the ride-share company's drivers to accept paying fares, as an Oregon city sued the firm over safety requirements. An Uber Anchorage operations …

  • Silicon Valley debate on self-driving cars: do you need a map? Reuters - Fri, 6 Mar, 2015 11:26 PM EST

    The company at the forefront of the race, Google Inc, is creating intricate maps that detail every tree and curb along the road - an expensive endeavor that other companies could find difficult to match. …

    Members of the media take photos of a Google self-driving vehicle at the Computer History Museum after a presentation in Mountain View, California

    The company at the forefront of the race, Google Inc, is creating intricate maps that detail every tree and curb along the road - an expensive endeavor that other companies could find difficult to match. Newer entrants such as ride-share service Uber and Apple Inc could take a shortcut and develop a car capable of piloting …