Celebrity lawyer tells clients to avoid using iCloud, smart devicesTue, 02 Sep 2014 16:36:59 GMT NEW YORK (Reuters) - A leading celebrity lawyer has advised his clients not to use smartphones and the iCloud after intimate photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and female entertainers and models were posted online following an apparent mass hacking.
Compuware agrees to private equity saleTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:28:31 GMT (Reuters) - Business software maker Compuware Corp agreed to be bought by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal valued at about $2.5 billion.
Renesas says may cut more jobs, but restructuring past halfwayTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:19:56 GMT TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics may cut more jobs as it finishes a massive restructuring that is focusing its business on the automotive and industrial sectors and has pulled it back into the black after years of losses.
Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across GermanyTue, 02 Sep 2014 12:32:34 GMT FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A German regional court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the fast-growing, U.S.-based online chauffeur service which is no stranger to legal challenges from taxi-cab rivals and regulators around the globe.
EU regulators scrap antitrust case against MathWorksTue, 02 Sep 2014 11:55:54 GMT BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators scrapped on Tuesday an investigation into MathWorks sparked by a complaint the U.S. software firm had refused to provide data to rivals to let their devices work with its products.
EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp dealMon, 01 Sep 2014 17:47:12 GMT BRUSSELS (Reuters) - 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.
New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function: BloombergMon, 01 Sep 2014 08:47:48 GMT (Reuters) - 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.
Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battleSun, 31 Aug 2014 14:00:04 GMT PARIS/LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - 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.
Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plansSun, 31 Aug 2014 09:20:31 GMT BIEL (Switzerland) (Reuters) - 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.
Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite orderSat, 30 Aug 2014 00:20:08 GMT NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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.
Why one town banned cell phones Only four hours west of Washington, D.C., there is a town where cell phones and wireless Internet are outlawed. Commercial radios are banned, and microwaves aren't welcome either.
Netflix unveils new way to share favorites SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.
Scientists use E.coli to create fossil fuel alternative LONDON (Reuters) - British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine and say the finding is a step to commercial production of a fuel that could one day be an alternative to fossil fuel reserves.
Court bans Uber taxis across Germany FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A regional German court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the U.S.-based online chauffeur service, saying its drivers lacked necessary commercial permits, potentially barring the company from operating in cities across Germany.
Companies pay consumers for personal data Personal data obviously has great value, or else the US government, Facebook, and Google wouldn’t be collecting it. But just how valuable is it? A handful of companies are trying to answer that question—and promise to share some of that value with those whose data is tracked.
Researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.
Regulators scrap antitrust case against MathWorks BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators scrapped on Tuesday an investigation into MathWorks sparked by a complaint the U.S. software firm had refused to provide data to rivals to let their devices work with its products.
Nasty & artsy? Neanderthal hashtag found in cave NEW YORK (Reuters) - Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported on Monday in a paper describing the first discovery of artwork by this extinct s...
Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.
Microsoft gets 20 days to explain in China probe BEIJING (Reuters) - 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.
For gamers, combating online abuse not easy SEATTLE (AP) — While most attendees of Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a few take the time to investigate online bullying and why it's so prevalent among the gaming community.
Getting past heartbreak in Internet age It's an easy trap to fall into. You're harmlessly perusing Facebook, bouncing from profile to profile, when suddenly, curiosity strikes. You scroll over to the site's search bar and warily, after glancing over both of your shoulders, type in your ex's name.
New tech could make watching foreign films easier For movie theaters that play foreign films, subtitles are a necessity, dubbing an added bonus. That goes for downloaded movies and TV shows as well. But dubbed entertainment isn’t easy to come by, and viewers usually end up with the cumbersome task of simultaneously reading subtitles while watching the scenes.