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.
AT&T sues Cox Communications for patent infringementFri, 29 Aug 2014 19:12:13 GMT (Reuters) - AT&T is suing Cox Communications for infringing eight patents dealing with network quality after the regional cable provider ignored its complaints about the issue and made "billions" off of the technology, according to a new lawsuit.
Sprint grabs lifeline with rural U.S. roaming dealsFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:15:54 GMT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With plans for a T-Mobile US Inc merger in tatters, Sprint Corp is expanding a roaming program with rural cellphone companies that could provide a much-needed way for the debt-laden wireless carrier to cheaply increase its footprint.
Google tests airborne drones to deliver goodsFri, 29 Aug 2014 15:03:16 GMT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.
Google’s secret drone-delivery program After two years of development, the Silicon Valley company reveals to The Atlantic that it has substantial research effort into building flying robots than can deliver products across a city in a minute or two.
WeChat accounts shut after censorship rules BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd has suspended more than 300 accounts on its WeChat mobile messaging app and banned around 40 others as government restrictions on spreading political news online take effect, state media said on Friday.
Angry Birds maker Rovio names new CEO HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Rovio, the maker of the Angry Birds mobile game, said it has hired Pekka Rantala from beverage maker Hartwall to take over as its new chief executive by the beginning of next year.
Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
Apple working with NXP for pay-by-touch technology: FT (Reuters) - Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.
Brutal winter? Almanac could be wrong, scientists say The United States is in for another long, cold winter, according to the newest edition of the Farmers' Almanac. But before you get out your snow shovel and fuzzy mittens, keep reading. Expert meteorologists say the nearly 200-year-old publication's foreboding forecast may be mistaken.
5 things to know about earthquake faults SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.
JPMorgan probes possible cyber attack (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co is investigating a possible cyber attack and working with law enforcement authorities to determine the scope, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday morning.
Australia, reaching for more metadata, lets some slip SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police accidentally allowed private metadata connected to a criminal investigation to be posted online, a lawmaker said on Thursday, a potentially embarrassing gaffe as the conservative government seeks broader data retention powers.
Judge rejects Apple's injunction against Samsung SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars.