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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:13:38 GMT
EBay asks shareholders to vote against Icahn board nominees
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:06:38 GMT(Reuters) - EBay Inc in a preliminary proxy statement on Monday urged its shareholders to vote against the two directors whom activist investor Carl Icahn nominated to its board.
Proteus picks UK for 'smart pill' production and testing
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:36:55 GMTLONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. biotech company pioneering tablets containing edible embedded microchips that can tell if patients have taken their medication is to establish its first international manufacturing site in Britain.
Japan Display sets IPO price at bottom of guidance
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:57:12 GMTTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc, the world's biggest maker of screens for tablets and smartphones, set the price of its stock listing at the bottom of its guidance range after foreign investors gave the offering a cool reception.
Samsung S5 launch coincides with Korean carriers' phone sales suspension
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:29:25 GMTSEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy S5 smartphone could get off to a slow start in South Korea as the flagship's launch next month will coincide with a 45-day ban on local carriers selling phones, analysts said.
Tencent-JD.com partnership goes straight for Alibaba's throat
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:34:09 GMTBEIJING (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd's new partnership with China's No. 2 online retailer JD.com takes aim at dominant rival Alibaba's Achilles heel - its weakness in mobile - in a move set to reshape the country's e-commerce industry.
Softbank unit invests in Alibaba-backed online education firm
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:25:50 GMTHONG KONG (Reuters) - An online education company backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday that a unit of Softbank Corp had made a strategic investment in the company for an undisclosed amount.
Loss of employees on Malaysia flight a blow, U.S. chipmaker says
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:12:56 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Employees of Freescale Semiconductor who were on a Malaysia Airlines flight presumed to have crashed were doing sophisticated work at the U.S. chipmaker, a company spokesman said on Sunday.
Korea's quirky messaging apps go on offensive in text-happy Indonesia
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:41:07 GMTSEOUL/JAKARTA (Reuters) - South Korea's pioneering mobile messaging apps have taken their oversized emoticons to Indonesia, intent on breaking the dominance of BlackBerry Ltd's BBM messaging service in one of the world's most active social media markets.
IBM factory strike shows shifting China labor landscape
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 06:23:01 GMTSHANGHAI (Reuters) - A wildcat strike at an IBM factory in southern China illustrates how tectonic shifts under way in the country's labor market are emboldening workers to take matters into their own hands, raising risks for multinationals.
AT&T cuts wireless data charges for individual customers
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:16:58 GMT(Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Saturday it is cutting wireless data charges for individual customers who have no annual service contract, as the No. 2 U.S. mobile operator attempts to better compete with rival T-Mobile US Inc.
China's Tencent may take 16 percent stake in JD.com: media
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:00:04 GMTSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's largest Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd may soon announce a deal to take about a 16 percent stake in online retailer JD.com and merge their online shopping platforms, local media reported on Saturday.
Mexico telecoms regulator reins in Slim and his empire
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 06:00:32 GMTMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's telecommunications watchdog unveiled a slew of regulations on Friday to claw back the massive telephone business of billionaire Carlos Slim, but said it would not order a break-up of his companies for now.
In twist, Mexico says non-telecom Slim firms dominate telecoms
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:12:14 GMTMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's telecoms regulator on Friday declared two of billionaire Carlos Slim's major financial and industrial companies "dominant" in telecommunications, but has yet to slap the tag on Slim's flagship telecom company.
U.S. extends Terremark contract as HealthCare.gov host
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:56:27 GMTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Friday Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark unit will remain under contract as host of the federal website HealthCare.gov to better ensure a smooth end to Obamacare's open enrollment period on March 31.
Elite security posse fostered founders of WhatsApp, Napster
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:21:32 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps.
Man who sued Facebook's Zuckerberg must face fraud charges: judge
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:11:23 GMTNEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York businessman must face criminal fraud charges for trying to claim a billion-dollar stake in social media company Facebook Inc, a federal judge ruled on Friday.
Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:45:27 GMTLONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) - A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.
Mexican tycoon Slim's Grupo Carso designated 'dominant' in telecoms
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:44:34 GMTMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim's conglomerate Grupo Carso said on Friday it had been declared dominant in the telecoms sector by a new watchdog, which cited the firm's "economic interests".
Germany to invest proceeds from frequency sales in broadband
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:35:21 GMTBERLIN (Reuters) - German Infrastructure Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Friday Berlin will invest the proceeds of planned sales of frequency bands to mobile telephone services in broadband infrastructure expansion.
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