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IPhone emerges from 'bygone era', reviewers hail bigger handset


- Bigger is better and Apple Inc has finally realized that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote.

Tech, Media 11:18am EDT

Alibaba options expected to be listed on September 29: exchanges


NEW YORK - Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company. | Video

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Scout24 owners set to announce IPO in October: sources

FRANKFURT - The owners of classified ad firm will announce plans in October to list part of their holdings in an initial public offering in Germany, two sources familiar with the transaction said.

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German brothers to make billions from Rocket e-commerce empire

BERLIN - Oliver Samwer and his brothers Marc and Alexander are on the brink of becoming Germany's newest billionaires with the flotations of Rocket Internet and the European online fashion site Zalando it helped launch in 2008.

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Tue, Sep 16 2014

U.S. FCC chief presses experts on mobile 'net neutrality' rules


WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks.

Sony heads for deeper loss as it shrinks struggling smartphone business


TOKYO - Sony Corp cut its earnings outlook for the sixth time on Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai's watch on Tuesday as it announced a massive impairment change on its smartphone unit, which it has failed to grow despite a rapidly expanding market.

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AT&T 'intrigued' by Mexico, Latin America : exec


NEW YORK - AT&T Inc is "intrigued" by Latin America and especially Mexico and would not rule out an opportunistic deal there even as it seeks to complete its $48.5 billion planned takeover of DirecTV, an AT&T executive said at a conference on Tuesday.

16 Sep 2014

U.S. NSA chief says monitoring tech-savvy Islamic State


WASHINGTON - As U.S. military leaders outlined their strategy before Congress to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group's cyber capabilities.

Politics, Tech 16 Sep 2014

U.S. air force seeks funding for space surveillance satellites

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force plans to request initial funding for three surveillance satellites to track objects in space as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request, a top Air Force general said Tuesday.

Science, Tech 16 Sep 2014

Tiger Global leads $60 million investment in India's Quikr

MUMBAI - Indian online classifieds portal Quikr has secured $60 million from backers led by U.S. investor Tiger Global Management LLC to boost product development and expand its mobile business, the company said on Wednesday.

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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.