Monthly Archives: November 2016

AT&T unveils DirecTV Now streaming service ahead of November 30 launch

AT&T Inc, the largest U.S. TV provider, took the wraps off its new DirecTV Now streaming service on Monday, two days before it enters the online video service market to win subscribers who shun pay-television subscriptions. DirecTV Now will launch … Continue reading

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Young Syrian girl sends harrowing tweets of being bombed in Aleppo

A seven-year-old Syrian girl, whose depictions of daily life in Aleppo have gained a large Twitter following, has sent harrowing messages describing the bombardment of her house as government forces advance on rebel-held parts of the city. Rowling has re-tweeted … Continue reading

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Italy’s Yoox Net-A-Porter enters Middle East online luxury venture

By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) – Italian online fashion retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP) and Dubai-based billionaire Mohamed Alabbar said on Monday they will form a 130 million euro ($139 million) luxury retail business in the Middle East. The Arab … Continue reading

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Fearing tighter U.S. visa regime, Indian IT firms rush to hire, acquire

By Sankalp Phartiyal and Euan Rocha BENGALURU (Reuters) – Anticipating a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under a Donald Trump administration, India's $150 billion IT services sector will speed up acquisitions in the United States and recruit more heavily … Continue reading

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Blackmailers target customers of hacked Liechtenstein bank: paper

ZURICH/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Customers of a Chinese-owned Liechtenstein bank are being told by unknown blackmailers they must pay a portion of their savings or face having account details sent to finance authorities and the media, a German newspaper reported … Continue reading

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Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar arrested under sedition law

Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is popularly known, was arrested on Saturday under the country’s Sedition Act for cartoons that allegedly insulted Prime Minister Najib Razak. 54-year-old Zunar would be held for a day to … Continue reading

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EU to propose simpler VAT rules to boost e-commerce

The European Commission will propose next week simplified rules on value-added sales tax (VAT) on goods and services traded from one country to another within the European Union to boost e-commerce. As part of its digital single market strategy, the … Continue reading

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Hackers attack EU executive but no data breach: spokesman

Hackers attacked the European Commission's computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive's servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said. "Yesterday afternoon the Commission was targeted by an attempt … Continue reading

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Britons chase Black Friday bargains online

By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) – British retailers reported strong online demand in early "Black Friday" trading, as shoppers chased deals in a spending spree that is expected to top last year's record level. Peter Ruis, the boss of fashion … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving sales surge online as shoppers stay home for holiday

At the start of the first holiday shopping season since the election of Donald Trump as president on November 8, U.S. consumers loosened their purse strings and spent $1.15 billion online between midnight and 5 pm ET on Thursday, according … Continue reading

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Merkel fears social bots may manipulate German election

By Caroline Copley BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel's biggest contender in next year's German election campaign may not be a rival party leader but so-called "social bots" – software programmed to sway opinion on social media sites. In her … Continue reading

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GoDaddy in exclusive talks to buy Host Europe: sources

U.S. website domain name provider GoDaddy is in exclusive talks to buy peer Host Europe Group (HEG) as it seeks to expand in higher-margin businesses beyond the initial set-up of websites, people close to the matter said. Arizona-based GoDaddy, the … Continue reading

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Bangladesh team headed to Manila, seeking to recover cyber heist funds

A Bangladesh delegation will visit the Philippines to speed up recovery of the rest of some $81 million stolen from its account in the New York Federal Reserve in February, two officials said on Thursday, after recovering a fifth of … Continue reading

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Seven-year-old Syrian girl takes to Twitter to depict life in Aleppo

(Reuters) – Her hair tied into pigtails by matching pink ribbons, seven-year-old Bana Alabed inspects the rubble in her home town of Aleppo, before walking to face the camera. Please stop the bombing and end the siege.” The video, posted … Continue reading

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AppNexus bans Breitbart from ad exchange, citing hate speech

Breitbart News, the outlet once led by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, has been blocked by one of the largest advertising exchanges serving digital publishers due to hate speech. AppNexus deactivated Breitbart News after an audit of the site’s … Continue reading

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