Technology News Headlines

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

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SAN FRANCISCO - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.

Tech, Steve Jobs, Media 18 Apr 2014

Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

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ANKARA - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters.

World, Tech, Media, Turkey 18 Apr 2014

Mt. Gox CEO won't appear in U.S. for questions about bankruptcy case

- Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of Mt. Gox, said he would not come to the United States to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's U.S. bankruptcy case, Mt. Gox lawyers told a federal judge on Monday.

18 Apr 2014

Thu, Apr 17 2014

Retailer Michaels Stores confirms payment card data breach

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- Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.

17 Apr 2014

Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

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SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: his release after eight months in jail. | Video

Tech, Media 17 Apr 2014

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange

- A group of investors seeking to buy Mt. Gox has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets.

18 Apr 2014

Thu, Apr 17 2014

Google still a top pick for Wall Street, despite mobile ad challenges

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- Google Inc's disappointing first-quarter results left Wall Street unfazed about the internet giant's ability to come to grips with the shift to the fast-growing mobile advertising market.

Tech, Media 17 Apr 2014

Chipmaker AMD's quarterly results beat Street, stock jumps

SAN FRANCISCO - Advanced Micro Devices Inc's first-quarter results beat expectations, sending its shares higher as the chipmaker tries to replace dwindling sales of PC chips with its processors for game consoles.

17 Apr 2014

Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

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SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.

17 Apr 2014

Patent consortium Rockstar loses bid to move Google case

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SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation from Google Inc's home turf in California to Texas, according to a court ruling.

Tech, Media 17 Apr 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.