Technology News Headlines

Thu, Nov 27 2014

Staff fear the chop in Samsung Electronics annual reshuffle

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SEOUL - Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs.

Tech, Media 27 Nov 2014

EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google

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BRUSSELS - European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine.

Tech, Media 27 Nov 2014

Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada

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- Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs.

Tech, U.S. 27 Nov 2014

Twitter to start tracking users' mobile apps

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NEW YORK - Twitter Inc will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said late on Wednesday.

27 Nov 2014

Internet-connected device sector deals accelerating, report finds

FRANKFURT - Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merger advisory firm said on Thursday.

Tech, Deals, Media 27 Nov 2014

Wed, Nov 26 2014

Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit, U.S. judge rules

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OAKLAND, Calif. - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. judge said on Wednesday.

26 Nov 2014

Behind Google's Europe woes, American accents

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BRUSSELS - When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an aging Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants.

Tech, Media 26 Nov 2014

Icelandic hacker says guilty of stealing money from Wikileaks

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REYKJAVIK - An Icelandic computer hacker and former associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange unexpectedly pleaded guilty on Wednesday to embezzling 30 million Icelandic crowns ($240,000) from the organization.

26 Nov 2014

Samsung Elec shares up sharply on $2 billion share buyback plan

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SEOUL - Shares of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd opened sharply higher on Thursday on the news that it will buy back $2 billion of its own stock.

26 Nov 2014

AT&T says fiber spending pause affects only new commitments

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WASHINGTON - AT&T Inc sought to clarify to U.S. regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until "net neutrality" rules are settled, saying in a letter on Wednesday that the plans related to new and not existing commitments.

26 Nov 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.