08 October 2014

Twitter Sues US Over NSA Disclosures (video)

Twitter Sues U.S. Over NSA Disclosures: Video - Bloomberg:
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Bloomberg's Emily Chang reports on Twitter Suing US Over NSA Disclosures, Facebook's location-based ads, and Blockchain's funding (Source: Bloomberg 10/7)

Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition now has price tag of $22 billion | Reuters"Facebook closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, with the final price tag rising an additional $3 billion to roughly $22 billion because of the increased value of Facebook's stock in recent months."

Other Tech NEWS:

New York Times

Amazon's Tax Deal in Luxembourg Is Latest Target of EU Inquiries
New York Times
Apple's tax dealings with Ireland have generated considerable attention, ... The Amazoninquiry is also the latest sign of the heightened scrutiny big American technologycompanies are receiving in Europe, where lawmakers have ...
EU Opens Probe Into Amazon's Tax Affairs in Luxembourg - Wall Street Journal
Following Apple And Starbucks, Amazon Now Faces European Commission Tax Probe - Forbes


What Happened To The Relationship Between Apple And GT Advanced Technologies?
Why did Apple sapphire glass supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, ... Thus Apple may acquire the technology and the very specialized hardware at ...

TechCrunch (blog)

Facebook Opens Its Mobile Ad “Audience Network” To All Advertisers And Apps
TechCrunch (blog)
After announcing its mobile ad network at f8 in April, Facebook today ... Facebook into more direct competition with Google's AdMob, Yahoo's Flurry, ...
Facebook's Audience Network: Open for Business - Facebook Developers

Wall Street Journal

Apple Takes a Bite From Samsung
Wall Street Journal
Samsung's third-quarter operating profit likely fell as much as 62% from a year earlier. How much is this due to Apple? Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster ...

TechCrunch (blog)

Yahoo Lays Off 400 Employees In India
TechCrunch (blog)
Just ahead of its Q3 earnings, Yahoo is laying people off in its international business. Specifically, it is downsizing its software development center in ...

CBS News

DEA created a fake Facebook profile in this woman's name using seized pics — then impersonated ...
Washington Post
At first glance, the Facebook profile is the perfect deception. ... as to how far law enforcement can go when using new technology to investigate cases.
US Agent Sued Over Fake Facebook Page in Drug Case - KRON.com


A Look At Apple Pay And Its Valuation Impact On Apple
Apple is slated to roll out Apple Pay, its mobile payments service, in the United States this month. The service will allow customers to make payments ...

San Jose Mercury News

What Snapchat Wants From Yahoo!
... has already famously rejected advances from Facebook (FB) and Google. ... Under the stewardship of CEO Marissa Meyer, Yahoo has been investing ... Along the way, Yahoohas hired a bunch of high-profile journalists, ... a series of digital magazines on topics such as food, technology, and travel.

Marketing Pilgrim

Facebook's location-based ads can pitch you on the store you just walked by
If you're like me, you might stroll past a local coffee shop or book store numerous times before you notice it's there or go inside. Facebook thinks an ad might give that extra nudge. On Tuesday, the company began rolling out a new feature for local advertising ...


Belkin says router outages should be resolved
Belkin said Tuesday afternoon it had fixed an issue that caused some of its Wi-Fi routers to disconnect from the Internet. Some of the older routers experienced problems around midnight on Tuesday when pinging a Belkin-hosted service to check for general ...

New York Times

IBM Opens Watson Headquarters in NYC Amid New Cognitive Milestones
As IBM moves its Watson cognitive computing technology into its new home in New York City's Silicon Alley, the company announced significant milestones fueling adoption of Watson and cognitive computing cloud capabilities on a global scale.

Financial Express

ITC to Probe Nvidia Patent Claims Against Samsung
PC Magazine
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will look into a complaint made by Nvidia concerning certain Samsung products which Nvidia claims infringe on its graphics processing patents. Nvidia said this week that it welcomed the opening of an ...


Toyota Wins, Apple Loses in Major Study of Distracted Driving
Few voice-activated, handsfree driving systems are looking good Tuesday after AAA released a major study that accuses them all of increasing our levels of distraction behind the wheel. The least distracting in-car system, it turns out, is Toyota's Entune.

Entertainment Weekly

Inside 'Interstellar' with Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift, a headset that creates an interactive 3D environment everywhere you look. These gadgets could change the way we play video games or watch television and movies. In anticipation of "Interstellar" starring Matthew McConaghey, Paramount is ...


Eight things you need to know about Windows 10
Economic Times
Microsoft has announced the next iteration of their Windows OS, dubbed Windows 10. Although availability is still about a year away, the technical preview of the OS is available to try the new features. ET takes a look at some of the biggest changes you can ...

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