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Telecom standards group puts new technology on hold in wake of U.S. probe

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A telecommunications standards organization - GSMA - said on Saturday it is delaying implementation of a new cellphone technology due to a U.S. government probe of alleged coordination between the group, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

Shadow-boxing tough guy should protect home-alone Japanese women

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:43
TOKYO (Reuters) - Behind the apartment's curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in.

Photo storage service SmugMug acquires Flickr

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:08
(Reuters) - Photo management platform SmugMug said on Friday it has agreed to buy image and video-hosting website Flickr for an undisclosed amount.

Acxiom CEO says data industry bracing for regulation

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:06
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Companies that buy and sell consumer data are preparing for increased scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers after a scandal over how social network Facebook handles personal information, Acxiom Corp's chief executive said on Friday.

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:37
(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries.

U.S. said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim: source

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has opened a probe of potential coordination by AT&T Inc , Verizon Communications , a telecommunications standards organization and potentially other providers to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.

DOJ said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim: source

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 03:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has opened an antitrust probe of potential coordination by AT&T Inc , Verizon Communications , a telecommunications standards organization and potentially other providers to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.

Tech tumbles ahead of crucial week for quarterly results

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 02:42
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. technology stocks tumbled on Friday ahead of a crucial week of quarterly reports from Alphabet, Facebook and other heavyweights as investors worried that the high-performance sector may be running out of fuel.

Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:48
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company's business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies.

U.S. biotech companies Alnylam, Dicerna settle trade secrets case

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:07
BOSTON (Reuters) - Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc on Friday said that it will pay $15 million plus stock to Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc to resolve a lawsuit claiming it stole trade secrets about gene-silencing technology used to develop drug treatments.

Biotech companies Alnylam, Dicerna settle trade secrets case

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:53
BOSTON (Reuters) - Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc on Friday said it will pay $17 million plus stock to Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc to resolve a lawsuit claiming it stole trade secrets about gene-silencing technology used to develop drug treatments.

Uber CEO and transport boss had second meeting over London license battle

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:57
LONDON (Reuters) - London's Transport Commissioner Mike Brown met Uber [UBER.UL]boss Dara Khosrowshahi in January, a freedom of information request revealed, as the Silicon Valley app fights to keep its cars on the streets of its most important European market.

Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:50
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook's attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion.

Samsung Electronics to expand production in Vietnam

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:18
HANOI (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co. is determined to further expand production in Vietnam, co-CEO Koh Dong-jin told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Friday.

Crypto trading tumbles as investment scramble unwinds

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:09
LONDON (Reuters) - Trading activity on cryptocurrency exchanges has halved from its December peak, industry data shows, as retail interest in the virtual coins declines and the prices of many remain far below their recent highs.

Indonesia's Go-Jek planning Philippine expansion: regulator

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:25
MANILA (Reuters) - Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment company Go-Jek is looking to expand into the Philippines, Manila's transport regulator said on Friday, just days after Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] shut down its local business as part of its exit from Southeast Asia.

China trade body urges tighter corporate compliance after ZTE woes: document

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:54
BEIJING (Reuters) - A state-backed Chinese trade body said compliance is now a core risk for Chinese firms and that the government must speed up the implementation of guidelines on corporate oversight following a U.S. ban on sales to ZTE Corp.

Facebook to roll out political ad feature in time for German state vote

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:32
BERLIN (Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it would roll out a new feature designed to make political advertising more transparent in time for a key German regional election, as it seeks to restore trust after a massive data breach.

Chips down: China aims to boost semiconductors as trade war looms

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:16
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has long pushed the development of top-end semiconductors as a key strategic objective.

Daimler recalls 24,763 Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia - Russian watchdog

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:06
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's standards agency said on Friday it had been informed about the voluntary recall by German carmaker Daimler of 24,763 Mercedes-Benz cars sold from 2014 to 2017.

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