German justice minister casts doubt on treason probe

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s justice minister on Friday questioned a decision by prosecutors to open a treason investigation against two journalists, a move that prompted strong criticism from free speech activists. Website Netzpolitik.org, which covers digital rights issues, said Thursday it was

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China mulls forcing Tencent, Alibaba to offer rivals’ online payment services

BEIJING (Reuters) – China proposed new regulations on Friday that could force Internet companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc to offer their rivals’ online payment services as well as their own. China has the world’s

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Man Finds iPhone After It Falls From Plane, And It Still Works

A man used an app to locate his iPhone after it fell 9,300 feet from a plane. Texas Businessman Ben Wilson reportedly located his smartphone at the side of a rural road, under a mesquite tree. According to the Witchita Falls Times

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Japan’s Sharp to exit Americas TV market after deep first-quarterly loss

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sharp Corp on Friday said it would exit the TV set business in the Americas and consider more steps to shore up its finances, after reporting a deeper-than-expected quarterly loss on weak sales of smartphone displays. The Japanese electronics

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Japan’s Sharp to exit Americas TV market after deep first quarter loss

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Sharp Corp on Friday announced it was exiting the TV business in the Americas to shore up its finances, after booking a deeper-than-expected quarterly loss on weak smartphone display sales. The company, which sought a bank-led bailout in

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Uber to invest $1 billion in India: FT

(Reuters) – Online ride hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is set to invest $1 billion in India, which will bring its investment on par with that in China, the Financial Times reported. Uber said that this move would help its service

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Apple to unveil next Apple TV version in September: BuzzFeed

(Reuters) – Apple Inc will launch the next generation of its Apple TV set-top box in September, with a new remote and support for Siri voice control, online publisher BuzzFeed reported on Thursday. The new Apple TV will have a slimmer chassis,

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LinkedIn bucks week’s downward trend among social media

NEW YORK (AP) — It hasn’t been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. LinkedIn’s adjusted earnings of 55 cents per share were well above the 30 cents that analysts polled

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Google refuses French order to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google Inc is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their “right to be forgotten” online, it said on Thursday, exposing itself to possible

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Facebook shares dip as results fail to impress

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s shares fell as much as 5 percent on Thursday, after the company’s weak advertising sales growth outlook dampened investor expectations boosted by Google Inc’s strong report earlier this month. Facebook’s shares rallied 7 percent since the search giant

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