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Amazon, Microsoft look for big data role in self-driving cars

Friday April 1, 2016    7:37 AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon.com and Microsoft are in talks to supply cloud computing to digital mapping business HERE, owned by a group of German carmakers developing self-driving cars, sources familiar with the matter said. Amazon is also considering becoming a shareholder in HERE, two sources said. Last year, carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes struck a 2.5 billion euro ($2.85 billion)deal to buy Nokia&# ... Full Story

Saban, Disney invest in digital content firm Playbuzz

Thursday March 31, 2016    8:22 AM

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Playbuzz, a U.S.-Israeli platform for distributing online content, has raised $15 million in funding led by Saban Ventures, with participation from Walt Disney Co . Existing investors 83North, Carmel Ventures and FirstTime Ventures also partici ... Full Story

Total triples power of supercomputer in search for savings

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:42 PM

-->PARIS (Reuters) - Total has tripled the power of its Pangea supercomputer, making it one of the world's most powerful and helping the French oil and gas company to speed up exploration studies and cut costs amid low oil prices. The computing power of the Pangea has been incre ... Full Story

Amaya CEO Baazov goes on indefinite leave

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:42 PM

-->(Reuters) - Amaya Inc Chief Executive David Baazov was taking an indefinite paid leave of absence, the Canadian gambling website operator said, a week after Baazov was charged with insider trading by Quebec's securities regulator. Charges against Baazov come about two months after Amaya said it had received a non-binding prop ... Full Story

Impatient with Yahoo, some investors cheer Starboard effort

Thursday March 31, 2016    8:22 AM

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP's campaign to replace Yahoo Inc's board of directors is being welcomed by some investors who have grown impatient with the faded Internet pioneer's drawn-out process of selling its Web business. Starboard, which owns about 1.7 percent of Yahoo, said last week it was seeking to remove the entire board of the company after pushing for changes since 2014. Four years after Marissa Mayer took over as chief executive and ... Full Story

China rejects worry over web rules that could cut access to foreign sites

Wednesday March 30, 2016    6:05 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's technology regulator has rejected criticism of proposed Internet rules that could block access to foreign websites, saying there was misunderstanding about what some people see as a way to tighten control over cyberspace. Experts have said the draft regulations, like many laws in China, ... Full Story

Telefonica boss Alierta steps down, replaced by deputy

Tuesday March 29, 2016    4:42 PM

-->MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Telefonica chairman Cesar Alierta will step down after 16 years and be replaced by his deputy Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, the company said on Tuesday, seeking to open a new era of digital growth. Alierta, who took over the job in 2000 as the tech b ... Full Story

Facebook's Oculus starts shipping Rift virtual reality headset

Monday March 28, 2016    5:42 PM

The earliest investors in Oculus's fundraising campaign on crowdfunding website Kickstarter in 2012 started receiving their Rift headsets from Monday. The first of the pre-orders will start shipping from mid-week, Oculus said. (http://ocul.us/1URqQIL) The company, founded in 2012, launched a campaign on Kickstarter to raise $250,000. A couple of years later, Facebook bought Oculus for about $2 billion. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has said that he saw virtual reality as the next major computing platform. This year, HTC Corp <2498.TW> and Sony Corp <6758.T> are also set to launch their virtual reality devices as companies look to offer enha ... Full Story
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