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Yelp agrees to pay fine for child privacy violations
Yelp agrees to pay fine for child privacy violations

WASHINGTON, USA: Online ratings operator Yelp agreed to pay $450,000 to settle US charges that it illegally collected data on children, in violation of privacy laws, officials have said.

18 Sep 2014 09:47

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Media, entertainment starting to profit from digital services
Media, entertainment starting to profit from digital services

WASHINGTON, USA: The internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.

17 Sep 2014 08:46

UNITED STATES

Record demand for iPhone 6
Record demand for iPhone 6

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple said it had received record pre-orders for its new iPhone models, and that some customers will have to wait for the larger-screen versions of the smartphones.

16 Sep 2014 12:15

UNITED STATES

RadioShack faces bankruptcy
RadioShack faces bankruptcy

NEW YORK, USA: RadioShack said it was seeking to restructure its finances and warned of possible bankruptcy as it reported a bigger loss for the second quarter.

12 Sep 2014 11:45

UNITED STATES

HP fined $59m for bribing Russian officials
HP fined $59m for bribing Russian officials

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A judge ordered US computer company Hewlett-Packard to pay $58.8m for bribing Moscow government officials to buy HP computers for Russia's Prosecutor General's office.

12 Sep 2014 11:05

UNITED STATES

Details of Apple's iWatch and iPhone 6
Details of Apple's iWatch and iPhone 6

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple has moved to recapture its role as a technology trend-setter with its highly anticipated smartwatch and two large-screen versions of the iPhone.

11 Sep 2014 10:47

UNITED STATES

Twitter adds 'buy buttons' to adverts
Twitter adds 'buy buttons' to adverts

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Twitter has begun testing 'buy buttons' that let people make purchases directly from marketing posts fired off at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service.

9 Sep 2014 09:36

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Vice Media valued at $2.5bn
Vice Media valued at $2.5bn

WASHINGTON, USA: Vice Media, the Brooklyn-based online news operation which has a strong following among 18- to 34-year-olds, has secured $500m in funding giving it a valuation of $2.5bn, according to reports in the New York Times and TechCrunch.

5 Sep 2014 08:57

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Google to repay $19m for apps bought by children
Google to repay $19m for apps bought by children

WASHINGTON, USA: Google has agreed to issue at least $19m in refunds to consumers whose children made app purchases from its Google Play store without parental consent, officials have confirmed.

5 Sep 2014 09:35

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Verizon to pay $7.4m for privacy violations
Verizon to pay $7.4m for privacy violations

WASHINGTON, USA: US telecommunications company Verizon has agreed to pay a $7.4m fine to settle a probe into its privacy practices, including accessing customer data for marketing purposes, officials have confirmed.

5 Sep 2014 09:52

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US mobile wallet Isis rebrands as Softcard
US mobile wallet Isis rebrands as Softcard

WASHINGTON, USA: US mobile payments firm Isis has officially changed its name to Softcard, completing the process of distancing itself from a militant Islamic group sometimes known by the same acronym.

4 Sep 2014 11:30

UNITED STATES

Apple's bid to stop sales of Samsung products denied
Apple's bid to stop sales of Samsung products denied

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A judge has rejected a bid by Apple to ban US sales of rival Samsung smartphones targeted in a recent $2bn patent trial in Silicon Valley.

28 Aug 2014 11:44

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Russian hackers break into JPMorgan
Russian hackers break into JPMorgan

NEW YORK, USA: Hackers believed to be from Russia broke into the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and a second US bank earlier this month, sparking a federal investigation, US media has reported.

28 Aug 2014 12:10

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Amazon buys Twitch for $970m
Amazon buys Twitch for $970m

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon said it has agreed to buy the videogame platform Twitch for $970m, giving it access to a huge audience who watch games being streamed live via the site.

26 Aug 2014 12:31

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Amazon to tackle Google's advertising dominance
Amazon to tackle Google's advertising dominance

NEW YORK, USA: US online company Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, internet advertising, the Wall Street Journal said, citing sources familiar with the developments.

25 Aug 2014 08:49

UNITED STATES

Backoff: malicious computer software for PoS systems
Backoff: malicious computer software for PoS systems

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The US Department of Homeland Security has warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail company Target.

25 Aug 2014 09:02

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Cheap smartphones boost Android platform
Cheap smartphones boost Android platform

WASHINGTON, USA: A rise in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped Google's Android platform extend its dominance in the mobile market in the second quarter according to a survey released this week.

15 Aug 2014 09:10

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Another 300,000 cars recalled by GM
Another 300,000 cars recalled by GM

NEW YORK, USA: General Motors (GM) has recalled another 300,000 vehicles, most of them to address ignition problems, taking to over 29m the number of GM cars recalled this year.

12 Aug 2014 05:38

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Now Microsoft sues Samsung in US
Now Microsoft sues Samsung in US

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft is suing its long-time partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean company of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the smartphone market.

5 Aug 2014 06:17

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LinkedIn must pay $6m in backpay to workers
LinkedIn must pay $6m in backpay to workers

WASHINGTON - LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6m in backpay and damages to 359 current and former employees after a US investigation found it had failed to pay them properly for overtime work.

5 Aug 2014 11:11

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