Technology News Headlines

Mon, Sep 1 2014

EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal

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BRUSSELS - EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network's proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation.

China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

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BEIJING - A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company.

New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function: Bloomberg

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- Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation.

01 Sep 2014

Sun, Aug 31 2014

Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

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BIEL (Switzerland) - Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.

Tech, Media 31 Aug 2014

Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle

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PARIS/LONDON/MILAN - Telecom Italia has lost a promising path to earnings growth by failing to secure Brazilian broadband business GVT and may now turn from hunter to hunted in a fast-consolidating telecoms industry.

Deals, Tech, Brazil, Italy 31 Aug 2014

Fri, Aug 29 2014

Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

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NEW YORK - Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of the digital currency to users of illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his lawyer said Friday.

29 Aug 2014

Digital Ally says camera inquiries up five-fold after Ferguson shooting

- Digital Ally Inc forecast full-year revenue of about $22.5 million, encouraged by a "five-fold" rise in inquiries for its wearable cameras from police departments in the aftermath of the fatal shooting in Ferguson this month.

29 Aug 2014

Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

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NEW YORK - A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling.

Tech, Media 29 Aug 2014

Exclusive: Intel hires senior Qualcomm exec to boost mobile business

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SAN FRANCISCO - Chipmaker Intel Corp has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive at rival Qualcomm Inc , to step up efforts in mobile and Internet-connected gadgets.

Tech, Media 29 Aug 2014

AT&T sues Cox Communications for patent infringement

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- AT&T is suing Cox Communications for infringing eight patents dealing with network quality after the regional cable provider ignored its complaints about the issue and made "billions" off of the technology, according to a new lawsuit.

Tech, Media 29 Aug 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.