Technology News Headlines

Wed, Oct 22 2014

China's Xiaomi shifts some smartphone user data out of Beijing on privacy concerns

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BEIJING - Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations.

Tech, Media 22 Oct 2014

AT&T revenue misses forecasts as more customers bring own phones

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WASHINGTON - AT&T Inc on Wednesday reported a rise in quarterly revenue, but the increase was less than Wall Street expected as a wave of subscribers plugged into the network using pre-purchased devices. | Video

Tech, Media 22 Oct 2014

Alibaba looking to expand Hollywood content offering: Bloomberg

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- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is looking to expand its entertainment content offering on its Internet television set-top boxes through deals with studios in the United States, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Tech, Media 22 Oct 2014

Google launches new email service dubbed 'Inbox'

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- Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way.

Tech, Media 22 Oct 2014

Microsoft looks set to drop Nokia name from smartphones

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SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp looks set to ditch the Nokia name from its Lumia range of smartphones just months after buying the Finnish company's handset business.

22 Oct 2014

Yelp.com owner fourth-quarter revenue forecast misses expectations

- Yelp Inc, operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' average estimate, sending its shares down as much as 14 percent after the bell.

Tech, Media 22 Oct 2014

Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

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- One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc's first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday, far outstripping expectations.

Tech, Media 22 Oct 2014

Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT - German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM , including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday.

Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: Xinhua

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BEIJING - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

22 Oct 2014

Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'

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- For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars.

Tech, Media 22 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.