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GM recalls another 1.8m cars amid safety probe
GM recalls another 1.8m cars amid safety probe

CHICAGO, USA: General Motors announced its second massive recall in two months as it works to contain a growing scandal over the safety of its vehicles.

18 Mar 2014

UNITED STATES

SoftBank woos US, with T-Mobile in view
SoftBank woos US, with T-Mobile in view

WASHINGTON, USA: SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign on Tuesday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.

18 Mar 2014

UNITED STATES

AT&T wins clearance to buy Leap Wireless
AT&T wins clearance to buy Leap Wireless

WASHINGTON - US regulators conditionally cleared AT&T's US$4bn deal for Leap Wireless, which gives the telecommunications company more spectrum and the Cricket prepaid phone franchise.

17 Mar 2014

UNITED STATES

Japan's Sprint owner eyes US telecom price war
Japan's Sprint owner eyes US telecom price war

WASHINGTON, USA: - The Japanese owner of US mobile carrier Sprint said on Monday, 10 March, that he wanted to launch a "price war" with the two major carriers as he seeks to acquire T-Mobile's US unit.

12 Mar 2014

UNITED STATES

Brutal winter weather freezes US car sales
Brutal winter weather freezes US car sales

CHICAGO, USA: Brutal winter weather chilled US car sales in February, with General Motors and Ford reporting losses even as rival Chrysler extended a winning streak.

4 Mar 2014

UNITED STATES

Four mistakes to avoid when buying property overseas
Four mistakes to avoid when buying property overseas

There comes a point when many of those who love to travel - especially those who travel frequently to the same beloved spot - begin to daydream about carving out a little piece of paradise for their very own.

By Einat Mazafi 26 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

WhatsApp - a booming message service
WhatsApp - a booming message service

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: WhatsApp was launched five years ago as a shot at doing to text messaging what Skype had done to telephone calls.

21 Feb 2014

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Facebook bets big on mobile with USD19bn WhatsApp deal
Facebook bets big on mobile with USD19bn WhatsApp deal

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook is betting US$19bn on smartphone messaging service WhatsApp, having agreed to buy the firm in an eye-popping cash-and-stock deal.

20 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Disappointing sales, weak outlook hit Coca-Cola
Disappointing sales, weak outlook hit Coca-Cola

NEW YORK, USA: Soft-drink manufacturer Coca-Cola reported a dip in fourth-quarter profits after lower-than-expected sales while its outlook for the rest of this year has disappointed analysts.

19 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Sound-based login startup joins Google technology group
Sound-based login startup joins Google technology group

SAN FRANCISCO , USA: An Israel-based startup specialising in using sounds instead of passwords for logging in said it has been bought by Google.

18 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Icahn steps back from battle with Apple
Icahn steps back from battle with Apple

NEW YORK, USA: Activist investor Carl Icahn said on Monday, 10 February, he would no longer press Apple to boost its share buyback plan after a proxy advisory firm recommended against his proposal.

11 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Twitter's wings clipped by weak user growth
Twitter's wings clipped by weak user growth

NEW YORK, USA: Twitter shares took a nosedive last week after the company's first earnings report shook up investors expecting strong growth at the messaging platform.

10 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Verizon buys Intel's fledgling TV operations
Verizon buys Intel's fledgling TV operations

NEW YORK, USA: Verizon said it would buying Intel Media, a unit of the chipmaking company that delivers movies and more to televisions sets via the Internet cloud, for an undisclosed price.

22 Jan 2014

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