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Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

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Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, reports Reuters. Verizon’s board is expected to discuss the potential buyout next week ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Verizon Communications and UK-based Vodafone formed Verizon Wireless as a...
Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake
For Microsoft, Windows Phone Is Already Plan B

Google hands in average earnings as CEO Page talks up future

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Google’s results came in near expectations on Wednesday with core revenues of $11 billion and earnings per share of $11.58. The numbers, which don’t include the company’s Motorola division, also showed a slight decline in Google’s “cost-per-click” revenues which is a key barometer of the company’s advertising business. Google share...
Google hands in average earnings as CEO Page talks up future

Judge Blocks Vote Over Preferred Shares

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Greenlight Capital scored a major win over Apple executives in federal court this week. Greenlight Capital Inc. founder David Einhorn may have won a major battle against Apple, with a federal judge ruling in his favor on Friday to block an upcoming shareholders vote over preferred stock, Reuters reported....
Judge Blocks Vote Over Preferred Shares

All Things D Might Split Away From News Corp (NWS)

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We don't have much to go on here, but Reuters is reporting that influential tech blog/conference business, AllThingsD might split from parent company News Corp. Reuters says AllThingsD's contract with News Corp is up at the end of the year. We're poking around to see what we can learn. Please...
All Things D Might Split Away From News Corp (NWS)

Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

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Amazon Web Services’ partner network has grown to more than 4,000 members, up from less than 1,000 a year ago — a key step for the company as it tries to expand its cloud-computing customer base beyond startups to more large companies. That’s the word from Reuters this morning in...
Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

China expresses concern at Android's domination of its smartphone market

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The greatest truism in the mobile world these days is that Android is growing, however its exponential expansion isn't being welcomed with open arms by all. A new research paper from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (translated by Reuters) has concluded that the country's "mobile operating...
China expresses concern at Android's domination of its smartphone market
HBO chief hints at bundling broadband Internet with standalone HBO Go service

Sharp will miss deadline for $60M Qualcomm investment, is getting an extension instead

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If you recall, Sharp hit the jackpot back in December, when Qualcomm promised to invest around $120 million in the troubled company in exchange for a five percent stake. Sharp already received the first half of that windfall at the tail end of 2012, whereas the remaining $60 million...
Sharp will miss deadline for $60M Qualcomm investment, is getting an extension instead

Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

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Feb 19 (Reuters) - Sina Corp posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and profit amid concerns about the slowing growth of Chinese online advertising. Shares in the company, which runs China's largest online portal and the Twitter-like "Weibo" microblogging platform, climbed 6 percent to $56.50 after-hours. They have fallen 13.4 percent since...
Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

Intel Claims It's Not Getting Completely Clobbered In The Tablet Market Anymore

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Intel Corp is ramping up its efforts to have more of its chips used in mobile devices, a market it was initially slow to respond to, as officials said on Monday they expect more than 30 tablets using its processors hitting the market this year. Samsung Electronics...
Intel Claims It's Not Getting Completely Clobbered In The Tablet Market Anymore

Nintendo sued over 3D patent in 3DS handheld console

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Not only is Nintendo dealing with less-than-stellar Wii U sales, but now the company is being sued over 3D technology used in its 3DS handheld console. Reuters is reporting that inventor and former Sony employee Seijiro Tomita is suing Nintendo over 3-D images he claimed to develop. Tomita says that...
Nintendo sued over 3D patent in 3DS handheld console

Reuters Social Media Editor Indicted For Allegedly Conspiring With Anonymous

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If convicted, Reuters' deputy social media editor Matthew Keys faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of his three counts. It was announced today by the Department of Justice that Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor for Reuters, has been indicted for conspiring to attack...
Reuters Social Media Editor Indicted For Allegedly Conspiring With Anonymous
Enigma brings the deep, dark world of public data to light
Amazon's New Ad Network May Already Be Making $500 Million In Sales (AMZN)

Nikkei: Panasonic may end plasma HDTV production soon

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While we've heard rumors of the death of plasmas before, Japanese business paper The Nikkei is reporting that Panasonic may stop using the technology in fiscal 2014. Without citing sources, it claims Panasonic will shut down production at its main Amagasaki plant, reducing production gradually to avoid angering partners...
Nikkei: Panasonic may end plasma HDTV production soon

Google's Schmidt Says Executive Moves Don't Necessarily Mean Chrome OS and Android Getting Hitched

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When Google announced last week that responsibility for Android was shifting to Chrome head Sundar Pichai, it was an easy assumption that Google might be headed toward moving its two operating systems. However, that’s not necessarily going to be the case, a fact reiterated this week by none other than...
Google's Schmidt Says Executive Moves Don't Necessarily Mean Chrome OS and Android Getting Hitched

ZTE Is Betting On China's Nascent 4G Network To Bolster Its Flagging Profitability

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ZTE is honing in on increased investment in 4G networks by China’s major telecom operators as it struggles to catch up with domestic rival Huawei Technologies, reports Reuters. ZTE and Huawei are expected to compete for most 4G network contracts with China’s three major carriers (China Mobile, China Unicom, and...
ZTE Is Betting On China's Nascent 4G Network To Bolster Its Flagging Profitability

Our Pathetic Government Just Cut Air-Traffic Spending And Now There Are Ridiculous Delays

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In case you needed a reminder of how unfathomably lame our government is, look no further than what is now happening with our air-traffic control system. Thanks to the unnecessary "sequester" spending cuts that our government supported, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is having to send air-traffic-control workers home without...
Our Pathetic Government Just Cut Air-Traffic Spending And Now There Are Ridiculous Delays
Apple's Tim Cook never wanted to sue key supplier Samsung

Microsoft is cooler than it used to be, say half of those polled

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Half of the people between 18 and 29 polled by Reuters/Ipsos said the company is cooler now. [Read more]...
Microsoft is cooler than it used to be, say half of those polled

This Database Could Save Education In America

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March 3 (Reuters) - An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares. But the most influential new product may be the least flashy: a $100 million database built to chart the academic paths of public...
This Database Could Save Education In America

SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

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When Facebook became a public company in the summer of 2012, its initial public offering (IPO) didn't go quite as well as the company expected. It went poorly enough that the US Securities and Exchange Commission took action against the exchange which handled Facebook's IPO: Nasdaq. A civil suit...
SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

Apple back on China's good side after Tim Cook's apology

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A little humility can go a long way — and result in better PR. In the face of an incessant media campaign against its customer service policies in the China and a week or so of being called “arrogant,” Apple chose a response that included a small change to iPhone...
Apple back on China's good side after Tim Cook's apology

White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones

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After leading the way in remotely-operated warfare—killing terror suspects and insurgent leaders with drones—the White House is now trying to push for international guidelines on drone use.  In an interview with Reuters, former White House National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Veitor said that the Obama administration wants to set...
White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones

Pressure Increases On Michael Dell As Carl Icahn Mulls Tie-Up With Blackstone In Bid For PC Company

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Carl Icahn has said he is open to a partnership with Blackstone Group in a move that could make it easier for the rival investors to overtake Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buyout bid for the company he founded, reports Reuters. This means Michael Dell could also potentially lose control of...
Pressure Increases On Michael Dell As Carl Icahn Mulls Tie-Up With Blackstone In Bid For PC Company

Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

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Amazon’s app store is officially open for business in China. The Seattle online retail giant debuted its app store for Chinese customers this past weekend, Reuters reported. Amazon’s newest store offers an alternative to Google Play for those in China. Unlike Google, Amazon’s store features both paid and free options....
Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief

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News consumption service Circa announced today that it has hired Anthony De Rosa, currently Social Media Editor for Reuters, as its new Editor in Chief. De Rosa is expected to join the company in June and will help the existing editorial team “push the boundaries” of the content being showcased...
Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief

Czechs pull plug on 4G spectrum auction after carriers bid too much

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Radio spectrum auctions are generally supposed to be about assigning spectrum in the most efficient way, so that new mobile services run as well as possible. That said, they also make money for governments, and some see this as their primary purpose. Not so the Czech telecoms regulator, CTU, which...
Czechs pull plug on 4G spectrum auction after carriers bid too much

Greenlight wins injunction vs. Apple preferred stock vote

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US District Judge Richard Sullivan has ruled in favor of Greenlight Capital, and issued an injunction against an Apple shareholder vote on issuing preferred stock, Reuters reports. The proposal was to have been brought up at Apple's annual shareholder meeting on February 27th. Greenlight is pursuing a lawsuit against Apple...
Greenlight wins injunction vs. Apple preferred stock vote
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