Technology News Headlines

Wed, Jul 30 2014

Amazon to invest $2 bln more in India as e-commerce race heats up

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MUMBAI - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it will invest a further $2 billion in India just a day after the country's largest e-tailer Flipkart attracted $1 billion of fresh funds, raising the stakes in a nascent but fast-growing e-commerce sector.

Top News, Tech, Business 30 Jul 2014

Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring doctors to patients' mobiles

SAN FRANCISCO - HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally?

Tech, Top News 6:13am IST

Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

BOSTON Reuters - Tor, the prominent system for protecting Internet privacy, said on Wednesday many of its users trying to reach hidden sites might have been identified by government-funded researchers.

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Microsoft gives employees sneak peek at new 'selfie' phone

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SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.

30 Jul 2014

Twitter's surge revives valuation debate

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REUTERS - The surge in Twitter Inc's shares has revived debate about whether the stock warrants a valuation that is five times that of Facebook Inc, its biggest rival in social media.

Tech, Facebook 30 Jul 2014

Amazon says lower ebook prices benefit authors, publishers

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REUTERS - Amazon.com Inc, locked in a war with publisher Hachette Book Group over ebook prices, said its push for lower prices was good for authors, publishers and booksellers.

30 Jul 2014

Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China on Sept. 23

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SHANGHAI - Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on Sept. 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third-biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year.

30 Jul 2014

Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift

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SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.

Tech, Facebook 30 Jul 2014

OkCupid experiment may violate FTC rules on deceptive practices

REUTERS - OkCupid’s disclosure that the popular dating website intentionally misled couples about their suitability could open it up to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission inquiry, according to lawyers and experts in consumer-protection law.

30 Jul 2014

In rare move, Canada accuses Chinese of trying to hack govt network

OTTAWA - Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China.

Tech, Cyber Crime 30 Jul 2014