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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:50:22 GMT
Scientists create self-powering camera
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:40:36 GMTNew York, NEW YORK - Scientists at Columbia University in New York have successfully built a camera that is capable of producing images using power harvested from the surrounding incident light.
Symantec CEO says pressing ahead with Veritas spin-off
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:06:35 GMT(Reuters) - Software security and storage provider Symantec is moving ahead with its plans to split into two publicly traded companies by January, a move that it views as more tax-efficient than a sale of one of its units, top executives said this week.
FCC to open up valuable airwaves for tech and telecom companies
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:27:50 GMTNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday voted to open a swath of government-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies such as Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc as they seek to meet growing data demands from new wireless devices.
EU telecoms reform to address competition from WhatsApp, Skype
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:19:54 GMTBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe's telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry.
EU to investigate transparency of Internet search results: document
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:59:26 GMTBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results.
Czech O2's spin-off business contributes half of group profit
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:41:18 GMTPRAGUE (Reuters) - O2 Czech Republic's extensive telecoms infrastructure assets that are to be spun off into a separate company contribute about 50 percent of the group's operating profit, O2 said on Friday.
Microsoft unveils touch-friendly Office apps for Windows phones
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:07:49 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Friday unveiled a long-awaited suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices.
Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:02:02 GMTFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Start small, win quick, then move on to bigger issues.
Apple in talks to launch Apple Pay in Canada: WSJ
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:43:23 GMT(Reuters) - Apple Inc is planning to launch its electronic payments service in Canada in November, the first international expansion of Apple Pay, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Data app pushes Chinese factories to cut pollution
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:45:18 GMTOXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When environmentalist Ma Jun set out to tackle pollution from Chinese industries, it seemed a near-impossible task.
Dutch launch criminal investigation into Uber
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:39:44 GMTAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into Uber for providing an illegal taxi service in violation of a court order, a statement said on Friday.
Bloomberg says outage appears to be 'internal network issue'
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:34:01 GMTLONDON (Reuters) - Financial data company Bloomberg said on Friday that there was no sign that a major outage to its systems had an external cause, and that it had restored service to most customers.
China says investigating former China Telecom vice president
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:59 GMTBEIJING (Reuters) - China's top anti-graft agency has opened an investigation into former China Telecom Corp Ltd president and chief engineer Leng Rongquan, a 20-year executive and Communist Party member who retired in 2010.
Alibaba inks deal with Shanghai GM to finance car purchases
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:57:24 GMTBEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd deepened its push into the automotive business on Friday, saying it had struck a partnership with Shanghai General Motors (GM) to offer online sales and financing for GM cars.
China suspends bank-technology rules that sparked backlash
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:13:32 GMTBEIJING (Reuters) - China's bank regulator temporarily suspended this week new financial industry cybersecurity rules after feedback from banks, showing the practical challenges of the nation's long-term effort to cut dependence on entrenched foreign technology.
Alibaba helps Sinopec with cloud computing, big data
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:27:53 GMTSHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has tied up with Sinopec, Asia's biggest oil refiner, to provide cloud computing services and 'big data' analysis, the companies said.
U.S. Air Force moves toward common satellite control system
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:54:50 GMTCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is studying how to develop a common ground system to track, communicate with and control all the satellites it operates, a move that would save money and improve cybersecurity, the head of Air Force Space Command said on Thursday.
China’s DJI drones flying high among U.S. companies
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:34:20 GMTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has established a strong early lead in the U.S. commercial market as companies turn to its inexpensive, light-weight flying devices for a host of uses from shooting films to mapping and site inspections.
Sprint unit launches prepaid cell-phone service to Cuba
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:16:00 GMTMIAMI (Reuters) - Boost Mobile, part of Sprint Corp, on Thursday launched a prepaid plan for U.S. consumers calling and texting Cuba, taking advantage of new, relaxed U.S. commercial regulations with the Communist-run island nation.
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