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Exclusive: Goldman leads investment by Wall Street in new communications platform
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:50:39 -0400

A Goldman Sachs sign is seen over the company's trading stall on the floor at the New York Stock ExchangeBy Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - After spending two years developing a wide-ranging communications tool for Wall Street, Goldman Sachs Group Inc says it has reached the perfect pitch.     On Wednesday, Goldman and 13 partners plan to announce a $66 million investment in a new company called Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC, according to a draft press release viewed by Reuters. The partners are all financial services firms, including major global banks and asset managers. ...


Samsung to invest $560 million in Vietnam TV production plant
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:23:02 -0400

A man walks out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in SeoulSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it will invest $560 million to build a consumer appliances production complex in Vietnam, its latest move to build manufacturing capacity in the country. Samsung, the world's largest TV maker, said in a statement the new 700,000 square meter complex will mainly produce televisions. Samsung has been investing heavily in production facilities in Vietnam across business segments including smartphones in a bid to lower production costs. ...


Rocket Internet likely to IPO at the upper end price range: sources
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:32:20 -0400

The logo of of Rocket Internet, a German venture capital group is pictured in illustration photo in SarajevoFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Rocket Internet , the global e-commerce investor, will likely price its flotation at the upper end of the 35.50 euros ($44.75) to 42.50 euros a share price range, three people familiar with the deal said. "Books for retail investors are still open until 5 o'clock (German time), and no final price has been set. But it certainly looks like the price will be 42.50 euros," one of the people said. The shares are poised to be priced Wednesday night with trading to start on Thursday. ...


Putin rules out Internet curbs despite cyber attacks
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:03:06 -0400

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in the city of AtyrauBy Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would not restrict Internet access for Russians but Moscow must protect state domains against a surge of cyber attacks since the Ukraine crisis began. His remarks were intended to douse speculation that he plans a crackdown on use of the Internet, which he has called a "CIA project" used to organize protests against him, as tensions mount with the West over the Ukraine crisis. ...


Telecom Italia chairman says no contact with Trujillo
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:03:04 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Telecom Italia Chairman Giuseppe Recchi said on Wednesday there has been no contact with Sol Trujillo following reports that the U.S. businessman is interested in bidding for a stake in the Italian telecoms group. "I have never heard about him. He has never called us. For me he does not exist. We have no contacts," Recchi told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Brussels. Asked whether a bid from Trujillo could have a chance of succeeding, Recchi said: "Telecom Italia is a listed company. Any investor can buy shares. ...

EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:04:36 -0400

An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, CaliforniaBy Deepa Seetharaman and Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) - EBay Inc's agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company's traditional e-commerce business slows. The surprise move is a huge about-face for eBay's leadership, including Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe, who resisted shareholder activist Carl Icahn's calls for a split earlier this year and led a months-long campaign to convince investors that eBay should remain intact. ...


Apple to offer next iPad in gold -- report
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:04:48 -0400

Apple to offer next iPad in gold -- reportThe company is expected to announce new tablets this month and add a gold version to its current silver and gray models.>


Music labels get huge victory in quest to sue Grooveshark out of business
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:59:40 -0400

Music labels get huge victory in quest to sue Grooveshark out of businessIt appears Grooveshark's days are just about numbered. The music sharing service has been dealt what could easily amount to a death blow by a US District Court judge, which found that Grooveshark's own employees personally (and willfully) violated and profited from copyright infringement. It's been a long saga; Grooveshark has faced lawsuit after lawsuit in recent years. It's managed to overcome some by striking deals with publishers, but vengeful music labels haven't given up on sinking the company.


Verizon gets in on the double data action with own promotion
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:48:56 -0400

Verizon gets in on the double data action with own promotionThe big carrier plays catchup with offers by Sprint and AT&T to increase the amount of data available on an existing family plan.>


The Windows 10 Technical Preview is here!
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:47:00 -0400

The Windows 10 Technical Preview is here!


Finally: Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 4 launch information for every market
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:45:46 -0400

Finally: Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 4 launch information for every marketSurprised by the impressive iPhone 6 launch sales during Apple’s launch weekend, Samsung has pushed forward the Galaxy Note 4 launch, although it has only managed to release it in certain markets so far, including South Korea and China. Most markets will receive the Galaxy Note 4 later this month, and Samsung has quietly published a simple infographic on one of its Facebook pages that shows Galaxy Note 4 release dates for several markets. FROM EARLIER: ‘Gapgate’ solved: Here’s why the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap between its frame and display According to the image, the phone launched in China on September 29th, and will arrive in the U.K., Germany and India on October 10th. Soon after that, the Galaxy Note 4 will


Finally: Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 4 release information for every market
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:45:46 -0400

Finally: Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 4 launch information for every marketSurprised by the impressive iPhone 6 launch sales during Apple’s launch weekend, Samsung has pushed forward the Galaxy Note 4 launch, although it has only managed to release it in certain markets so far, including South Korea and China. Most markets will receive the Galaxy Note 4 later this month, and Samsung has quietly published a simple infographic on one of its Facebook pages that shows Galaxy Note 4 release dates for several markets. FROM EARLIER: ‘Gapgate’ solved: Here’s why the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap between its frame and display According to the image, the phone launched in China on September 29th, and will arrive in the U.K., Germany and India on October 10th. Soon after that, the Galaxy Note 4 will


Microsoft shows off Sway presentation app for Office
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:38:04 -0400

It’s easy to collect your content from a variety of sources right within Sway, including your OneDrive cloud storage.The application, available today in preview form, is the newest member of the Office family.>


Man arrested, accused of shooting down neighbor's drone
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:33:42 -0400

Man arrested, accused of shooting down neighbor's droneA New Jersey man is apparently uncomfortable with a neighbor's drone buzzing overhead. So, he allegedly takes action.>


Beats sues headphone startup CEO for saying he's a co-founder
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:25:00 -0400

Beats sues headphone startup CEO for saying he's a co-founder


You can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview right now
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:20:28 -0400

You can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview right nowLess than 24 hours after Microsoft finally introduced its inexplicably named Windows 10 operating system to the world, the very first Technical Preview is now available to download. According to the video introduction, the Technical Preview will feature a wide variety of new features that Windows users have been interested to test out, including improved multitasking functionality, windowed Windows Store apps and, of course, the newfangled Start menu. FROM EARLIER: The wait is finally over: Microsoft unveils Windows… 10? In order to download the preview, just head over to the Technical Preview download page and follow these steps: Sign up for the Windows Insider Program Read the system requirements Click “Get the upgrade” and follow the instructions Keep in mind that this


Lightsaber keys for Force entry into your own home
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:13:02 -0400

Here are the keys to your "Star Wars" heart.The "Star Wars" universe has infiltrated every part of your life, so you might as well get the matching house keys, too.>


News UK ends bid to recoup Brooks' phone-hacking trial costs
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:02:33 -0400

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie make a statement to the media in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm dropped its claim on Wednesday to be reimbursed for the multi-million dollar legal bills amassed during the phone-hacking trial of its former boss Rebekah Brooks. Brooks, 46, was found not guilty by a jury in June on charges of phone-hacking, illegal payments to a public official and perverting the course of justice after a hugely expensive, high-profile eight-month trial at London's Old Bailey court. News UK, the British newspaper arm of News Corp. ...


Watch an intense new trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:01:32 -0400

Watch an intense new trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'The early trailers for Interstellar only ever teased how epic Christopher Nolan's latest movie will be, but this new trailer is going all out. To be clear: this is the trailer that's probably showing you half of the movie, but it's all so gorgeous that it's hard to look away. We see a destroyed Earth, a desperate mission into space, and strange discoveries on a marvelous new world. The film comes out on November 7th, but Paramount has just announced that it'll also be showing in IMAX two days earlier. We'll be waiting impatiently until then.


Review: A former Apple engineer showed me the future of wearables
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:08 -0400

Review: A former Apple engineer showed me the future of wearablesWearable devices comprise the next exciting frontier for consumer electronics. Or so we’ve been told. The sad truth is that wearables have been around for years already and we have yet to see anything truly exciting hit the market. Tech giants like Sony, Samsung and soon Apple are aggressively moving into wearables now that growth in the smartphone and tablet markets is slowing, but the pitch for these new devices — you won’t have to take your phone out of your pocket as often — isn’t exactly resonating with the general public quite yet. But I have seen the future of wearable technology and it’s much more exciting than you might think. Right now, even the best fitness tracker in


New York Times cutting 100 jobs, NYT Opinion app
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:59:51 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. is launching another round of buyouts and layoffs, telling staff on Wednesday that it must cut 100 newsroom jobs to further reduce costs and focus resources on its digital operations. It's also axing its NYT Opinion app after four months and relegating the NYT Now app to a smartphone-only product aimed at new and younger readers, after the lower-priced subscription products failed to take off as hoped.

Windows 10 Technical Preview now available to download
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:57:14 -0400

Windows 10 Technical Preview now available to downloadMicrosoft only unveiled Windows 10 to the world yesterday, but you can already download a preview version of the new operating system today. The Windows 10 Technical Preview is designed for enthusiasts, developers, and enterprise customers to evaluate the latest changes to Windows. Microsoft has created a special insiders program to deliver regular updates throughout the Windows 10 development cycle, and those who sign up will get the very latest software to test.


Google+ now lets you lock down posts based on age and location
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:56:00 -0400

Google+ now lets you lock down posts based on age and location


Samsung said to invest $560M in TV production
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:48:38 -0400

Samsung said to invest $560M in TV productionSamsung is expanding its manufacturing operations in Vietnam, with a massive complex that will reportedly focus on televisions.>


Is ‘Bendgate’ forcing clothing companies to design jeans with enormous pockets?
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:40:13 -0400

Is ‘Bendgate’ forcing clothing companies to design jeans with enormous pockets?We first started hearing rumblings about clothing designers creating bigger pockets for bigger smartphones last year, but now the release of the iPhone 6 Plus and the accompanying Bendgate fiasco may be getting them to take making bigger pockets more seriously than ever before. RELATED: Is that a phablet in your pocket? Uniqlo, a clothing company, told Quartz, “We are having conversations currently with the product development team regarding technology overall, and how our clothes can provide compatibility from a user perspective. Jean pockets is one of those conversations.” Business Insider is reporting that many clothing companies are talking about making their pocket sizes bigger to accommodate that 5.5 inches of iPhone that some pockets just won’t fit. American Eagle, J. Crew, L.L. Bean, Lee


This bent iPhone 6 poster is perfect
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:34:45 -0400

This bent iPhone 6 poster is perfectBillboards can be big and unwieldy things. Sometimes big things need to bend a little to fit into the limited space of our puny little planet. And sometimes the thing that's being advertised is so perfectly in sync with the billboard's shape as to require no further explanation.


California limits schools' social media monitoring
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:28:00 -0400

California limits schools' social media monitoring


7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free for a limited time ($37 value!)
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:20:32 -0400

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free for a limited time ($37 value!)Another day, another batch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are now free downloads for a limited time. Tuesday brought a batch of six solid apps worth nearly $50 combined (some of them are still free), and now we have seven more paid apps worth $37 altogether that are all completely free right now — but only if you hurry! These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they are free at


World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:04:57 -0400

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train arrives at Tokyo Station in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."


This could be our first look at HTC’s gorgeous new phone with a hugely improved 13-megapixel camera
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:00:34 -0400

This could be our first look at HTC’s gorgeous new phone with a hugely improved 13-megapixel cameraWhether it’s running on Android or Windows Phone software, the HTC One (M8) is one of the best smartphones currently on the market. It’s sleek, it’s powerful and it looks great, but it has one major issue: the camera just isn’t up to snuff. It might look the part, but the UltraPixel camera doesn’t stack up against most flagship devices. That’s where the One (M8 Eye) comes in. LAST TIME: Is HTC about to finally deliver the killer smartphone camera its fans deserve? Late last month, reports of a new phone from HTC began to surface. The new phone would apparently fix our biggest problem with the original HTC One (M8) and would be unveiled before the end of October. We still don’t have


Sony reminds us what the PlayStation TV can do ahead of its US launch
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:59:00 -0400

Sony reminds us what the PlayStation TV can do ahead of its US launch


Sprint fights AT&T by doubling shared data plans through October
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:58:45 -0400

Sprint fights AT&T by doubling shared data plans through OctoberSprint is trying to one-up AT&T on data plan offerings — again. Over the weekend, AT&T began a promotion that doubles the data offered in its largest family share plans, and now Sprint is striking back by making its plans offer twice as much as that. Sprint's new plans offer 60GB per month for $130, 80GB for $160, and 120GB for $225, though additional per-line fees will raise those prices if you're already a customer.


Microsoft’s new Sway app is a tool to build elegant websites
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:50:38 -0400

Microsoft’s new Sway app is a tool to build elegant websitesMicrosoft is launching Sway today, a new app that’s part of the company’s Office family of products. In its most basic form, Sway allows anyone to create a beautiful website from just images and text without any effort, and it’s all what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) — a modern and simple version of FrontPage. Despite that, Microsoft is taking an interesting approach with Sway, using the company’s powerful Azure cloud servers to suggest page layouts and quickly render content on the fly.


Russia to develop cyberspace 'security' without 'total control'
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:38:19 -0400

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 1, 2014Moscow (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia must increase its cybersecurity but pledged not to impose total control over the Internet, amid fears Moscow is mulling whether to limit access to the worldwide Web.


How to avoid the horrible iOS 8 bug that could delete your files
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:35:20 -0400

How to avoid the horrible iOS 8 bug that could delete your filesApple has had one headache after another over the past few weeks, spanning from the media circus that is “Bendgate” to a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update that bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Among all of these issues lies a fairly serious bug in iOS 8 that has been causing major headaches for users — but luckily, there’s a simple way to avoid the issue altogether. DON’T MISS: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5s: The definitive camera showdown In a nutshell, iOS 8 has a huge bug that has impacted several users who perform a reset on their devices using iOS’s “Reset All Settings” function. In performing the wipe, some users have found


LG's F60, a midrange phone with 4G LTE, launches this week
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:35:03 -0400

LG's F60, a midrange phone with 4G LTE, launches this weekThe device, which will reach Europe first, features a 4.5-inch display, 4GB or 8GB of built-in storage, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.>


Google triples max bounty for Chrome bugs to make the browser safer for users
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:31:00 -0400

Google triples max bounty for Chrome bugs to make the browser safer for users


Jony Ive profiled in Vogue as Apple Watch fashion blitz continues
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:16:08 -0400

Jony Ive profiled in Vogue as Apple Watch fashion blitz continuesIt's a big moment for Jony Ive. Apple's chief designer and his team spent three years crafting the Apple Watch before Tim Cook revealed it to the world last month. Now, Apple is trying to position the watch both as a must-have gadget and a luxury fashion item that belongs in the same conversation as the world's finest timepieces.


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