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IPhone emerges from 'bygone era', reviewers hail bigger handset
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino(Reuters) - Bigger is better and Apple Inc has finally realized that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote. Most reviewers say that the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone available or "ever made", while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has been described as a "phablet" that will give competition to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy S line of 'big' Android phones. "I think it's a terrific phone. ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:18:43 -0400
Alibaba options expected to be listed on September 29: exchanges
News ImageBy Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company. The Chinese e-commerce company's options will be listed on CBOE Holdings Inc and International Securities Exchange Holdings' options exchanges on Sept. 29, pending the company's public sale of shares this week, the exchanges said on Tuesday. ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:30:23 -0400
Scout24 owners set to announce IPO in October: sources
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The owners of classified ad firm will announce plans in October to list part of their holdings in an initial public offering in Germany, two sources familiar with the transaction said. According to the sources, the owners plan to float about 25 percent of Scout24 shares, with a potential value of 500-700 million euros ($648-907 million). The IPO comes only months after private equity firm Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone closed a deal to acquire a 70 percent stake in Scout24 from Deutsche Telekom for about 1. ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:19:31 -0400
German brothers to make billions from Rocket e-commerce empire
By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - Oliver Samwer and his brothers Marc and Alexander are on the brink of becoming Germany's newest billionaires with the flotations of Rocket Internet and the European online fashion site Zalando it helped launch in 2008. The sons of a lawyer who encouraged them to read Germany's Handelsblatt finance daily, they want to make Rocket the world's biggest e-commerce platform outside the United States and China by conquering markets that Amazon or Alibaba have yet to dominate. ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:09:10 -0400
U.S. FCC chief presses experts on mobile 'net neutrality' rules
Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the FCC on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks. The issue is at the heart of a debate over whether the FCC should undo exemptions applied to mobile carriers as it rewrites Internet traffic regulations, after an appeals court rejected its 2010 rules in January. ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:40:42 -0400
Sony heads for deeper loss as it shrinks struggling smartphone business
News ImageBy Sophie Knight and Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp cut its earnings outlook for the sixth time on Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai's watch on Tuesday as it announced a massive impairment change on its smartphone unit, which it has failed to grow despite a rapidly expanding market. Hirai said mobile would remain one of the three core divisions of its electronics business, even though its shrinking footprint and ballooning losses now threaten the prospects of that flagship business scoring a profit this year. ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:09:16 -0400
Read erotic poetry constructed exclusively from iPhone 6 reviews
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:29:18 -0400
Tiger Global leads $60 million investment in India's Quikr
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian online classifieds portal Quikr has secured $60 million from backers led by U.S. investor Tiger Global Management LLC to boost product development and expand its mobile business, the company said on Wednesday. Indian online businesses, especially e-retailers, have been a favorite for global investors who are betting on the segment's growth in a country which already has the world's third-largest population of Internet users, even though less than a fifth of its 1.3 billion people have access to the web. ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:26:25 -0400
Apple defends data privacy in private Congressional meeting
News ImageApple is apparently attempting to set lawmakers' minds at ease about potential abuse of data.Anonymous sources tellPolitico that Apple executives delivered a briefing meant to "provide an overview of Apple's new offerings, demonstrate the new products and discuss how Apple sees this market developing" to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. According to an invitation, this included a section where the "chief privacy officer also discuss how the company intends to secure and store consumer health data."
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:21:08 -0400
JetVideo Basic VX review
Playback most video file formats with special sound effect and convert files Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:20:35 -0400
Apple to announce new iPads, launch OS X Yosemite on October 21st, claims report
News ImageHot off the heels of Apple's bigiPhone 6,iPhone 6 Plus, andApple Watch launch event,The Daily Dot is reporting that the company will host its next product launch on October 21st of this year. At this event, Apple is expected to reveal new iPads and makeOS X 10.10 Yosemite officially available. Yosemite has been in beta since it was first revealed back in June.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:14:57 -0400
T-Mobile releases Personal CellSpot to erase deadspots
News ImageThe carrier launches a new tool aimed at enabling Wi-Fi calling in places where network coverage is spotty.&>
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:12:10 -0400
Funny Photo Maker review
Edit photos, add photo frame, photo effects, collages, and funny background Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09:03 -0400
SlingPlayer gets Chromecast support
SlingPlayer gets Chromecast supportThe SlingPlayer app for iOS and Android now supports Chromecast. Watching live and recorded television on the go has always been an integral part of the software's core functionalities, but SlingTV customers and owners of the Slingbox M1, 350, and 500 will now be able to cast content directly to any TV connected to a Chromecast dongle.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:02 -0400
Why are people still going crazy for music CDs in Japan?
News ImageCD sales have been dropping for a long time now across the globe, but that's not the case absolutely everywhere. In a look at Japan'sstruggle to move over to digital media,TheNew York Times reports that CDs still account for 85 percent of music sales in the country. It's a startling statistic given the drive toward digital downloads and streaming services elsewhere in the world not to mention the general impression that Japan has been quick to adopt new technology.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:59:55 -0400
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