Monthly Archives: January 2017

Facebook to develop app for television set-top boxes: WSJ

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is creating an app for television set-top boxes, including Apple Inc's Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The world's biggest online social network is also in discussions with media … Continue reading

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Discovery and Sky reach deal in the UK, ending blackout risk

(Reuters) – Discovery Communication Inc's UK unit on Tuesday said it had reached a new carriage deal with Sky Plc, ending an impasse over pricing that had risked a blackout of all Discovery channels from Sky's platform. Less than a … Continue reading

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Trump to order departments to beef up cyber security

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday postponed signing an executive order that is expected to require the heads of government agencies to play a more direct role in reviewing and managing risks to networks under their control. Trump, at a … Continue reading

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Israel ‘sorry for any hurt’ with Mexico over wall tweet

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel's president told his Mexican counterpart on Tuesday that he was "sorry for the hurt" over a tweet in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to praise U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to build … Continue reading

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Messaging startup Slack launches new product to power big businesses

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Slack Technologies Inc, a Silicon Valley messaging and collaboration software company, is making a strong push to expand its business by selling technology to some of the largest corporations in the country. Slack … Continue reading

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New FCC chair vows to shrink industry regulations

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new Republican chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, vowed to pare back outdated commission regulations, but declined to say if he will move quickly to overturn the Obama administration's landmark … Continue reading

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Robo-adviser Betterment adds human advice

By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) – Betterment, one the earliest and largest online wealth managers known as robo-advisers, is launching new services that will allow clients to receive financial advice from human advisers, as digital and traditional investment management … Continue reading

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Tech companies to meet on legal challenge to Trump immigration order

By Dan Levine and Jeffrey Dastin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A group of technology companies plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's order restricting immigration from … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart offers free two-day shipping in latest attempt to compete with Amazon

By Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc will offer U.S. shoppers free two-day shipping on a minimum order of $35 starting Tuesday, its latest attempt to compete with rival Amazon.com Inc's popular Prime shipping program. Free shipping will … Continue reading

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Trump expected to sign cyber security executive order Tuesday: source

By Dustin Volz and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on cyber security on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the situation said, marking the first action to address what he has … Continue reading

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Sparks fly as culprit sought for Chile blazes

By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO (Reuters) – As Chilean authorities battle the historic blazes that have taken 11 lives, burned over 1,000 homes and wiped an entire town off the map, the theories about who may be to blame have spread … Continue reading

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Microsoft working with Washington State on suit against Trump immigration order

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said it has been cooperating with the Washington State Attorney General's Office, which is suing in federal court to stop President Donald Trump's order restricting immigration from several Muslim countries. Original story here.

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Dropbox on track for more than $1 billion in annual revenue: CEO

File sharing and storage company Dropbox is on track to make more than $1 billion in annual revenue, company chief executive Drew Houston said at an event on Monday. The San Francisco-based company has worked to build up its enterprise … Continue reading

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Snap selects New York Stock Exchange for IPO: source

The selection comes as Snap prepares to make its earnings public this week ahead of the IPO that is expected in March. It represents a setback for Nasdaq Inc , which had also vied to host the listing. Snap, Intercontinental … Continue reading

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BRIEF-Twitter partners with Sky to live stream transfer news coverage

Jan 30 (Reuters) – Twitter: * Twitter – Twitter partners with sky to live stream transfer news coverage of deadline day * Twitter – Twitter-Sky deal will see ea take advantage of 30-second mid-roll ad spots Source text : http://bit.ly/2kjzOmn … Continue reading

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