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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

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

UNITED STATES

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

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

UNITED STATES

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

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES

Smartphones from China sell record numbers
Smartphones from China sell record numbers

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Chinese smartphone manufacturers racked up big gains as the global market for Internet-linked handsets grew to record levels in the second quarter, International Data Corp said.

31 Jul 2014 10:36

UNITED STATES

New York Times profits halve, digital subscription revenue climbs
New York Times profits halve, digital subscription revenue climbs

NEW YORK, USA: The New York Times Co reported a sharp drop in profits as lower advertising revenues offset gains in digital subscriptions.

30 Jul 2014 09:33

UNITED STATES

Zillow online real estate company buys Trulia
Zillow online real estate company buys Trulia

WASHINGTON, USA:Online real estate website Zillow announced it is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5bn stock deal that merges the two main firms in the sector.

29 Jul 2014 09:20

UNITED STATES

US vulnerable to serious cyber-attacks
US vulnerable to serious cyber-attacks

WASHINGTON, USA: The United States has failed to sufficiently adapt to new cyber-security threats, exposing itself to potential terror strikes as devastating as September 11, authors of the report on the 2001 attacks have warned.

25 Jul 2014 07:32

UNITED STATES

Nokia hurts Microsoft revenues
Nokia hurts Microsoft revenues

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft said its profits took a hit from its newly acquired Nokia phone division but that revenues got a strong lift from cloud services.

23 Jul 2014 09:35

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Apple's profits of $7.7bn in June quarter
Apple's profits of $7.7bn in June quarter

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: - Apple reported that its quarterly profit climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in its iPad tablet sales put a damper on its results.

23 Jul 2014 09:19

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Microsoft closes Xbox Entertainment Studios
Microsoft closes Xbox Entertainment Studios

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft, caught-up in a battle to restructure its business, has confirmed that its studio devoted to original television programs for Xbox consoles will be closed.

21 Jul 2014 08:19

UNITED STATES

Google's profit of $3.42bn in three months
Google's profit of $3.42bn in three months

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google reported its quarterly profit rose to $3.42bn and revenue climbed to $16bn for the year, an increase of 22%.

18 Jul 2014 11:06

UNITED STATES

What makes the Midas Awards unique
What makes the Midas Awards unique

NEW YORK CITY, US: 2014 Midas Awards: Interview with Alisun Armstrong, Executive Director, Midas Awards World's Best Advertising.

18 Jul 2014 08:13

UNITED STATES

Microsoft gets more ads than Yahoo
Microsoft gets more ads than Yahoo

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft is expected to overtake Yahoo this year in digital advertising revenues, a research firm, eMarketer says, adding that this is a setback for Yahoo's efforts to transform itself.

16 Jul 2014 09:33

UNITED STATES

Sotheby's join eBay to offer online sales of art, collectibles
Sotheby's join eBay to offer online sales of art, collectibles

NEW YORK, USA: - Online company eBay and the renowned auction house Sotheby's have jointly announced a partnership for online sales of art and collectibles.

15 Jul 2014 06:54

UNITED STATES

Musk donates $1m to Tesla museum
Musk donates $1m to Tesla museum

WASHINGTON, USA: - Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has agreed to donate $1m to help fund a new museum dedicated to inventor Nikolai Tesla.

14 Jul 2014 09:16

UNITED STATES

Twitter buys mobile advertising firm Tap Commerce
Twitter buys mobile advertising firm Tap Commerce

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Twitter announced it will buy mobile advertising firm Tap Commerce to bolster money-making tools at the popular one-to-many messaging service.

2 Jul 2014 07:02

UNITED STATES

'Big data' deal sees Oracle buy Micros Systems
'Big data' deal sees Oracle buy Micros Systems

NEW YORK, USA: Business software specialist Oracle confirmed it will buy rival Micros Systems for $5.3bn in a deal that will expand its 'big data' efforts in the hotel and restaurant sectors.

24 Jun 2014 08:24

UNITED STATES

Google's Nest Labs buys Dropcam for $555m
Google's Nest Labs buys Dropcam for $555m

WASHINGTON, US Google's Nest Labs said that it was buying video monitoring start-up Dropcam for a reported $555 million in cash.

23 Jun 2014 07:00

UNITED STATES

Twitter's Rowghani quits
Twitter's Rowghani quits

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Twitter's Chief Operating Officer Ali Rowghani announced he was leaving his post on Thursday, 12 June, amid concerns about sluggish growth at the popular messaging service.

13 Jun 2014 10:40

UNITED STATES

Google buys Skybox Imaging for $500m
Google buys Skybox Imaging for $500m

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google announced plans to buy the satellite group Skybox Imaging for $500m, in a move to improve mapping and other services using geospatial data.

11 Jun 2014 07:33

UNITED STATES

Valeant's higher offer rejected by Allergan again
Valeant's higher offer rejected by Allergan again

NEW YORK, USA: Botox manufacturer Allergan has rejected, for a third time, a takeover bid from Canadian drugs maker Valeant, claiming the increased offer still substantially under-values the company.

11 Jun 2014 06:53

UNITED STATES

Uber taxi app worth $17bn as new funds come in
Uber taxi app worth $17bn as new funds come in

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Internet Age taxi app Uber rose to the elite ranks of Silicon Valley with a round of funding that gives the California-based start-up a whopping $17bn value.

9 Jun 2014 10:22

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Samsung looking into Nooks with Barnes & Noble
Samsung looking into Nooks with Barnes & Noble

NEW YORK, USA: Samsung unveiled plans to produce a co-branded tablet computer with US bookseller Barnes & Noble (B&N), which has struggled with its Nook line of devices.

6 Jun 2014 08:15

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Chrysler's US sales jump 17% in May
Chrysler's US sales jump 17% in May

WASHINGTON, USA: Chrysler's US sales of cars and truck climbed by 17% in May from a year ago as Jeep and Ram brands racked up strong gains.

4 Jun 2014 10:13

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