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Thu, 28 May 2015 01:12:12 GMT
Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech
Thu, 28 May 2015 01:06:49 GMTRANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Live streaming-video app Periscope and media companies are discussing how to address piracy on the new service, but Periscope says technological fixes many programmers want are difficult to do in real time.
Nielsen to measure digital ads in partnership with Tencent
Thu, 28 May 2015 01:04:31 GMT(Reuters) - Nielsen NV announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Tencent Holdings Ltd to measure its digital audience in a move that could direct more ad dollars from companies in the United States to China's biggest social network.
Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service
Wed, 27 May 2015 23:28:18 GMTNEW YORK (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry.
Wearable fitness tracker maker Fitbit sued by rival Jawbone
Wed, 27 May 2015 22:24:11 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable fitness tracking device maker Fitbit Inc is being accused by rival Jawbone of attempting to steal core confidential data about Jawbone's business, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.
Avago nears deal for fellow chipmaker Broadcom: sources
Wed, 27 May 2015 20:48:24 GMT(Reuters) - Avago Technologies Ltd is close to an agreement to acquire fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal that could boost Avago's clientele of top-tier smartphone companies.
FCC looks to crack down on robocalls, robotexts
Wed, 27 May 2015 19:47:30 GMTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. telecommunications regulator wants to make it harder for telemarketers and other businesses to place unwanted robocalls and text messages under changes to autodialing rules proposed on Wednesday.
Apple SVP says car is 'ultimate mobile device'
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:31:26 GMTRANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif (Reuters) - A senior Apple executive said developing a car would be the "ultimate mobile device" when asked about new products at a technology conference on Wednesday.
Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:08:03 GMT(Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue.
Apple finds bug that causes iPhones to crash
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:07:14 GMT(Reuters) - Apple Inc has found a bug which can cause iPhones to crash when a message containing a specific string of text is received.
Canada startup Payfirma raises capital, mulls 2016 IPO
Wed, 27 May 2015 17:46:32 GMTTORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian payments software startup Payfirma has raised C$13 million ($10.42 million) in its first institutional funding round and is considering an initial public offering in 2016, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday.
CBS CEO said met with Apple to discuss TV deal
Wed, 27 May 2015 17:41:28 GMTRANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif (Reuters) - CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves met with Apple Inc last week to discuss a TV deal, he said at a technology conference Wednesday, and that discussions and negotiations for such a deal are ongoing.
Apple finds bug that causes iPhones to crash
Wed, 27 May 2015 17:17:01 GMT(Reuters) - Apple Inc has found a bug which can cause iPhones to crash when a message containing a specific string of text is received.
For London's fashion start-ups, it's being social that counts
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:50:49 GMTLONDON (Reuters) - When Chris Morton was setting up a fashion e-commerce company five years ago, he spent a lot of time listening to online music service Spotify.
Altice owner says wasn't ready for Time Warner Cable deal
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:27:33 GMTPARIS (Reuters) - Patrick Drahi, the billionaire owner of European telecoms group Altice, said he didn't bid for Time Warner Cable because his company lacked management resources to digest such a big deal in a market it had only recently entered.
Nokia's network arm to buy Eden Rock Communications
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:34:34 GMTHELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia is buying U.S. company Eden Rock Communications to boost its offering in its mainstay telecoms network equipment business, the Finnish company said on Wednesday.
China's Weibo to invest $142 million in taxi-hailing apps: SEC filing
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:20:04 GMTHONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese microblog Weibo Corp will invest $142 million in China's dominant taxi-hailing firms Didi Taxi and Kuaidi Taxi, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed.
Toshiba considers special dividend to make up for no year-end payment: sources
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:07:09 GMTTOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp is considering paying a special dividend to compensate investors after skipping a year-end payment due to a probe into accounting irregularities, sources familiar with the situation said.
Cost of data breaches increasing to average of $3.8 million, study says
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:03:38 GMT(Reuters) - The cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable financial and medical records, according to a study released on Wednesday.
Xiaomi tests online European market with small accessories
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:53:49 GMT(Reuters) - Xiaomi [XTC.UL], China's largest smartphone maker, is testing the European market with its online store offering fitness bands, headphones and power banks in France, Germany and the UK.
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