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  • 'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand

    'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand

    Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix's expansion into original programming ... … More »

    51 minutes ago
  • China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms

    China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms

    By Michael Martina and Krista Hughes BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is weighing a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys and install security "backdoors", a potential escalation of what some firms view as the increasingly onerous terms of doing business in the world's second largest economy. A parliamentary body read a second draft of the country's first anti-terrorism law this … More »

    3 hours ago
  • China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts

    China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts

    Some of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , Tencent Holdings Ltd , Baidu Inc , Sina Corp affiliate Weibo Corp and other companies deleted the accounts in a cull aimed at "rectifying" online names, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said. The purge is … More »

    3 hours ago
  • News Guide: FCC 'net neutrality' vote and what it means

    News Guide: FCC 'net neutrality' vote and what it means

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. … More »

    6 hours ago
  • School maths answers only a scan away with Croatian app

    School maths answers only a scan away with Croatian app

    By Zoran Radosavljevic ZAGREB (Reuters) - Damir Sabol, Croatian computer expert and entrepreneur, was helping his son with his maths homework when he had an idea. "I found it a bit tedious, all those additions and multiplications, so I reckoned, 'We already have intelligent software, why not make it deal with maths?'" Sabol said. … More »

    9 hours ago
  • Qualcomm preps technology to reduce burden on mobile networks

    Qualcomm preps technology to reduce burden on mobile networks

    By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm wants wireless carriers to set up new technology that would offer cellphone users better reception in places like subway tunnels and shopping malls. The San Diego, California company said on Thursday it will start selling components this year featuring LTE technology adapted for a smaller scale than traditional cellphone base stations mounted on metal towers bristling with … More »

    12 hours ago
  • New York Daily News, tabloid NYC paper, may be up for sale

    New York Daily News, tabloid NYC paper, may be up for sale

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Daily News may be up for sale. … More »

    12 hours ago
  • U.S. Internet providers hit with tougher rules, plan challenges

    U.S. Internet providers hit with tougher rules, plan challenges

    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the strictest-ever rules on Internet providers, who in turn pledged to battle the new restrictions in the courts and Congress, saying they would discourage investment and stifle innovation. Experts expect the industry to seek a stay of the rules, first at the FCC and then in courts, though the chances for success of such an appeal is unclear. It culminated in the FCC … More »

    16 hours ago
  • GameStop nabs 163 RadioShack leases for Spring Mobile push

    GameStop nabs 163 RadioShack leases for Spring Mobile push

    GameStop Corp may sharply increase the number of its Spring Mobile stores after the company bid on Wednesday for the right to take 163 leases over from electronics retailer RadioShack Corp , which filed for bankruptcy this month. The agreement allows GameStop to decide in about two months if it will take on the obligation of the RadioShack leases or terminate the lease, according to a filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, … More »

    17 hours ago
  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic. … More »

    17 hours ago
  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

    Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

    Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all ... … More »

    17 hours ago
  • 5 things to know about 'net neutrality'

    5 things to know about 'net neutrality'

    Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications ... … More »

    17 hours ago
  • Factbox - What is net neutrality? U.S. debates once again

    Factbox - What is net neutrality? U.S. debates once again

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday set new rules to regulate Internet providers more heavily. Following are some details about the concept of net neutrality and the FCC's work to regulate Internet traffic: WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers should treat all traffic on their networks equally. The FCC, which regulates U.S. cable and other companies that provide … More »

    18 hours ago
  • Uber suspends operations in Boise, Idaho

    Uber suspends operations in Boise, Idaho

    (Reuters) - Ride service Uber said on Thursday it was suspending its operations in Boise, Idaho, after reaching an impasse in negotiations with city leaders over new regulations. "Steep and growing costs that come from offering thousands of free rides combined with unworkable and onerous regulations being proposed by the City leave Uber no other choice than to suspend operations in Boise for the foreseeable future," the company said in a blog … More »

    18 hours ago
  • Apple faces second suit from victorious patent firm

    Apple faces second suit from victorious patent firm

    Fresh off a $532.9 million jury win against Apple Inc , a Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents' use in devices introduced after the original case was underway. Smartflash LLC aims to make Apple pay for using the patent licensing firm's technology without permission in devices not be included in the previous case, such as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2. The trial covered older Apple devices. … More »

    20 hours ago
  • EEUU aprueba nuevas normas para proveedores de internet

    EEUU aprueba nuevas normas para proveedores de internet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Proveedores de servicios de internet como Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint y T-Mobile tendrán que actuar "en interés del público" cuando instalen una conexión móvil en el hogar o teléfono del suscriptor, según nuevas reglas aprobadas el jueves por la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones de Estados Unidos. … More »

    20 hours ago
  • Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

    Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

    Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved ... … More »

    20 hours ago
  • Apple to hold event on March 9, as Watch launch nears

    Apple to hold event on March 9, as Watch launch nears

    Apple Inc sent out invitations for a media event in San Francisco on March 9, about one month before the much-anticipated launch of the new Apple Watch. Chief Executive Tim Cook said last month that the company plans to launch the smartwatch in April. The watch, which will let consumers check their email, pay for goods at retail stores and monitor personal health information, represents Apple's first major new product introduction since the … More »

    21 hours ago

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