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Twitter users decry reported plan to prioritize tweets

Sunday February 7, 2016    1:04 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users tweets. The BuzzFeed report, which went live on Friday night and did not disclose the source of its information, said the social media platform will reorder tweets to prioritize those it believes more users will want to see. Cu ... Full Story

LinkedIn shares dive more than 40 pct, $11 bln wiped out

Friday February 5, 2016    3:30 PM

(Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp's shares plunged as much as 43 percent on Friday, wiping out nearly $11 billion of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked Wall Street with a revenue forecast that fell far short of expectations. The stock sank to a ... Full Story

Business services firms' shares bleed as LinkedIn, Tableau crash

Friday February 5, 2016    3:13 PM

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dismal sales outlooks from marquee technology names sent shares in the enterprise sector crashing on Friday as investors questioned whether information-technology managers would keep spending on their products.The uncertainty spread into the broader industr ... Full Story

T-Mobile ad courts Drake with surprise corporate schtick

Wednesday February 3, 2016    11:54 AM

Drake, Apple Music and T-Mobile combine for a Super Bowl ad that features wooly turtlenecks, smarmy suits, and a lot of hidden fees.Lyrics about roaming charges, device upgrade plans, data charges, and hidden fees are some of the changes Canadian rapper Drake is asked to make to 2015 smash hit &q ... Full Story

Amazon plans to open up to 400 bookstores, says mall operator

Wednesday February 3, 2016    7:55 AM

Amazon dipped its toe into the waters of brick-and-mortar stores with the opening of a bookstore in its home city of Seattle in November. An expansion of bookstores, which the company has not confirmed, would be a surprise reversal from the online retailer credited with driving ph ... Full Story

Study: 3D Printing Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Tuesday February 2, 2016    9:44 AM

3D printers don't just produce whatever you choose to make they also let off fumes. According to a new study from researchers in Paris and the United States, those vapors may be more dangerous than you previously thought.The study, printed in the Jan. 7 issue of , suggests that plastics such a ... Full Story

France rules out negotiating with Google over back taxes

Tuesday February 2, 2016    3:55 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Tuesday ruled out striking a deal with Google over back taxes as the British government recently did with the U.S. internet giant. "French tax authorities do not negotiate the amount of taxes owed, there is a discussion underway about which rules apply, that's perfect ... Full Story

BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs

Friday February 5, 2016    10:06 PM

"As BlackBerry continues to execute its turnaround plan, we remain focused on driving efficiencies across our global workforce," the company said in an emailed statement. The company declined to comment on what percentage of its workforce is affected by the cuts. According to a filing, the company had 6,225 employees as of Feb. 28, 2015. The layoffs will affect 75 manufacturing jobs in Sunrise, Florida, a state government website showed. The company also confirmed that Gary K ... Full Story

LinkedIn shares dive on weak forecast

Friday February 5, 2016    3:30 PM

San Francisco (AFP) - LinkedIn shares plunged more than 40 percent on Friday after a weak outlook from the career-focused social network fueled fears of a slowdown.The shares dived 43.6 percent to close at $108.38, its lowest since late 2012.LinkedIn reported a loss of $166 million for 2015, fa ... Full Story

Showdown in Europe over privacy has U.S. firms ducking for cover

Friday February 5, 2016    5:25 AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The free flow of data across the Atlantic, the lifeblood of modern business dealings, faces an uncertain future, despite a belated, high-level deal between European and U.S. officials this week. Restive regulators in Europe are gearing up to enforc ... Full Story

Google expands self-driving car testing to Washington State

Wednesday February 3, 2016    11:54 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said Wednesday its self-driving car project will expand testing to Kirkland, Washington later this month, the third city where it is testing autonomous vehicles. The company's Google unit has conducted autonomous vehicle testing for six years in Mountain View, California, where it is based, and it expanded testing to Austin, Texas last summer. Google said in a statement that one reason for the new site in the northwest United States is to gain experience in "different driving environments, traffic patterns, and road conditions." Kirkland has significant seasonal rain that allows for wet weather testing, along with hills that will a ... Full Story

New European, U.S. data transfer pact agreed: EU

Tuesday February 2, 2016    9:44 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European and U.S. negotiators agreed a data pact on Tuesday that should prevent European Union regulators from restricting data transfers by companies across the Atlantic. The European Union and the United States have been racing to replace the prev ... Full Story

EU executive wants to coordinate 700 MHz mobile spectrum in Europe

Tuesday February 2, 2016    4:55 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators are expected to propose a plan on Tuesday to coordinate use of the 700 MHz mobile spectrum as part of a strategy to meet growing demand for mobile Internet services and technologies across the bloc. Currently the 28 countries in the Eur ... Full Story

Record Better Smartphone Videos With These Apps

Monday February 1, 2016    4:59 PM

In fact, last year's  included an entry, Sean Baker's Tangerine, which was shot entirely on a 5s and then projected on a theater-sized screen. And while you might have to wait to get your footage in a theater, the amateur hour has passed. Whether you ... Full Story

Exclusive: Top cybercrime ring disrupted as authorities raid Moscow offices - sources

Friday February 5, 2016    10:06 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the worlds most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. Cybersecurity experts said a password-stealing software program known as Dyre believed to be responsible for at least tens of millions of d ... Full Story

Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for 'promoting terrorist acts'

Friday February 5, 2016    3:18 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday. Twitter has said it only takes down accounts when they a ... Full Story

Mall operator CEO backtracks on comments about Amazon bookstores

Thursday February 4, 2016    9:55 AM

Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc <GGP.N>, which owns and leases retail mall properties, said on his company's earnings call with analysts on Tuesday that Amazon had plans to open "300 to 400 bookstores." His comments drove down ... Full Story

EU data protection authorities welcome new EU-U.S. data transfer deal

Wednesday February 3, 2016    11:25 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An EU watchdog said on Wednesday it needed time to study a new EU-U.S. agreement on data transfers to determine whether the United States was committed to limiting intelligence surveillance of Europeans. Negotiators from the European Union and the ... Full Story

Apple Plans March 15 Event for 4-inch iPhone (Report)

Tuesday February 2, 2016    9:44 AM

A new iPhone, updated iPad and minor Apple Watch tweaks may be headed our way sooner rather than later. 9to5Mac, usually a reliable source of Apple rumors, that the company is planning a March 15 event to ... Full Story

France rules out negotiating with Google over back taxes

Tuesday February 2, 2016    3:55 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Tuesday ruled out striking a deal with Google over back taxes as the British government recently did with the U.S. internet giant. "French tax authorities do not negotiate the amount of taxes owed, there is a discussion und ... Full Story

Microsoft's secret weapon for growth in the cloud: email

Monday February 1, 2016    4:58 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In reporting better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings on Thursday, Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella touted his company's success in the cloud. "Businesses everywhere are using the Microsoft Cloud as their digital platform ... Full Story
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