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Sat, 07 Dec 2013 04:12:53 GMT
AT&T aims to sidestep shareholder request on surveillance data
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 04:08:59 GMT(Reuters) - AT&T has asked regulators to let it ignore a shareholder request for details of its customer-information sharing with government agencies, a move that could forestall a heated debate at the telecommunications giant's annual meeting.
Group charged in PayPal cyber attack pleads guilty
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:54:27 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of 13 defendants who had been charged in a cyber attack on PayPal's website pleaded guilty and admitted to the December 2010 attack over PayPal's suspension of WikiLeaks accounts.
U.S. court upholds trial plan over defunct Nortel's $7.5 billion cash
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:11:24 GMT(Reuters) - The fight over defunct Nortel Networks' $7.5 billion in cash will be decided in joint U.S.-Canadian court hearings and not in arbitration, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday.
Supreme Court to decide on patent protections for software
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:29:30 GMTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rule on the divisive issue of what kinds of software are eligible for patent protection in a case being closely watched by the technology industry.
Insight: Tech start-ups show little imagination on board gender diversity
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:44:20 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - At Pinterest, the four-year-old online bulletin board service that is valued near $3.8 billion, some 70 percent of the users are female. But the company's board of directors is 100 percent male.
Apple spent over $60 million on U.S. lawyers against Samsung
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:28:41 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has paid its leading outside law firm approximately $60 million to wage patent litigation against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in a California federal court, according to Apple legal documents filed late on Thursday.
Twitter to be available on mobile phones without Internet
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:57:42 GMT(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet.
Britain's taxman catches up with online bookmakers
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:12:31 GMTLONDON (Reuters) - Bookmakers are preparing for a tax avoidance crackdown on online gambling in Britain that will cost the industry 300 million pounds ($490 million) a year, putting a brake on the fastest growing part of their businesses.
Philips, Samsung, Metro offices raided by EU inspectors
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:56:03 GMTAMSTERDAM/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Philips, Samsung Electronics and Media-Saturn, Europe's largest chain of consumer electronics stores, said on Friday they were among companies visited by European Commission officers this week on suspicion of breaking competition rules.
Microsoft leads disruption of largest infected global PC network
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:37:20 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal computers, involving some 2 million machines around the world, since it stepped up its battle against organized online criminals three years ago.
UK tech entrepreneur Lynch backs augmented reality start-up
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:03:41 GMTLONDON (Reuters) - Mike Lynch, who sold software firm Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard for $11 billion, is backing a start-up focused on augmented reality - the ability to overlay information on a real-world background which some see as the next big digital craze.
Microsoft assures international business customers on spying
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:49:24 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court any attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to seize its foreign business customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad.
Mexico watchdog weighs if America Movil, Televisa dominate sector
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:08:22 GMTMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Giant Mexican telco America Movil and broadcaster Televisa, the two companies likely to be most affected by the country's telecoms reform, said on Thursday the regulator has told them it was determining whether they are dominant players in the sector.
Once piracy havens, China's Internet video websites turn police
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:51:33 GMTBEIJING (Reuters) - The website of China's biggest Internet video company Youku Tudou Inc was once a haven for illicit Hollywood blockbusters and hit South Korean soap operas, until it realised piracy really doesn't pay.
Securities trade group urges hardware revamp after Nasdaq August halt
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:40:09 GMTNEW YORK (Reuters) - A trade association for the securities industry called on Thursday for revamping the system governing the hardware behind the trading halt in Nasdaq stocks in August, a move that would likely reduce the control the two leading U.S. stock exchange operators have over that hardware.
Twitter to be available on mobile phones without Internet
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:12:59 GMT(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet.
JPMorgan warns 465,000 card users on data loss after cyber attack
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:18:40 GMTNEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July.
Recovering Alcatel-Lucent rejoins France's CAC 40
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:43:19 GMTPARIS (Reuters) - Telecom gear maker Alcatel-Lucent will rejoin France's blue-chip CAC 40 index, replacing STMicroelectronics, market operator NYSE Euronext said on Thursday.
Fourth bidder drops out of Canada's wireless spectrum auction
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:09:25 GMTOTTAWA (Reuters) - In another setback for the Canadian government's plan to introduce more competition in the wireless sector, private equity firm Catalyst Capital Group has withdrawn from a government auction of prized wireless airwaves.
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