Ralph Nader urges Apple to reduce buybacks, improve wages – WSJ

(Reuters) – Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported. “… Poverty wages and

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NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages. Unpaid interns who worked on “Saturday Night Live” and other shows brought a class action suit last July in Manhattan federal

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America Movil hopes to complete spin-off, assets sale in 2015 – CEO

By Christine Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican telecoms company America Movil hopes to complete a planned asset sale and a spin-off of its cellular towers in Mexico in 2015, Chief Executive Daniel Hajj said on Friday. The company, which is controlled

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How to quickly and easily enable Apple’s sleek new ‘dark mode’ on your Mac

How to quickly and easily enable Apple’s sleek new ‘dark mode’ on your Mac Apple’s new OS X Yosemite software is a huge update for Mac users. The latest version of Apple’s desktop software includes a great visual overhaul that makes the

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Regulators should ease up on EU telecoms – new EU commissioner

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European regulators should ease up on IT and telecommunications companies to allow them to compete with rivals around the world, the European Union new digital economy commissioner, Germany’s Guenther Oettinger, told a newspaper. “So far, we have ensured that

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Queen sends first tweet, signed ‘Elizabeth R’

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she’s signed it “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery in central London’s Science Museum Friday. The queen removed a

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Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

LONDON (Reuters) – The Queen made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I

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California startup unveils gun technology for cops

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer’s gun is taken out

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Ericsson third-quarter operating profit lags forecast

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson posted third-quarter operating profit below expectations on Friday and said business activity in North America had slowed down. Operating profit was 3.9 billion Swedish crowns (335.43 million pounds) compared to 4.2 billion in the

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Amazon’s loss makes holidays a question mark

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon‘s trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world’s largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast. Investors are increasingly irked by Amazon’s strategy of investing

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