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Staff fear the chop in Samsung Electronics annual reshuffle

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.

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Germany backs Blackberry's purchase of Secusmart

BERLIN - Germany has approved Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry's planned acquisition of Secusmart, the encryption technology of which is used to protect the mobile devices of top politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Deals, Germany, Media 28 Nov 2014

Europe's space-based, laser-powered data highway passes early test

FRANKFURT - A European satellite beamed images to earth using new laser-based communications technology on Friday, opening the way for uninterrupted and near instantaneous viewing of natural disasters being sent to governments and relief agencies.

Science, 28 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.

Deals, Media 27 Nov 2014

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

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

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.

Media 26 Nov 2014

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