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Connect Bags Amazon for Same-Day Parcel Delivery

Connect Bags Amazon for Same-Day Parcel Delivery

TECHTODAY – Connect Group Plc unveiled e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc as its first customer for a new same-day parcel delivery service in the UK, sending its shares up more than 18 percent. Connect Group, formerly known as Smiths News Plc, has sought to cut dependence on newspaper and magazine distribution as circulations drop. The Pass […]

Danaher to Combine Communications Unit with Netscout

Danaher to Combine Communications Unit with Netscout

TECHTODAY – U.S. healthcare technology group Danaher Corp is combining its communications unit with NetScout Systems Inc, scaling up the business at a time when companies are spending aggressively on cybersecurity. Danaher shareholders will get NetScout shares worth $2.6 billion, giving them majority stake in the company, while NetScout will have operational control. Danaher’s communications […]

Exclusive: Tech Firms HP, EMC Call Off Merger Talks

Exclusive: Tech Firms HP, EMC Call Off Merger Talks

TECHTODAY – Hewlett-Packard Co has ended merger talks with EMC Corp and may announce this development as soon as Wednesday, deciding to walk away after months of fruitless negotiations, people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The official cessation of discussions to merge two of the tech industry’s largest enterprise-oriented firms may come as a […]

Electronics

Exclusive: Tech Firms HP, EMC Call Off Merger Talks

Exclusive: Tech Firms HP, EMC Call Off Merger Talks

TECHTODAY – Hewlett-Packard Co has ended merger talks with EMC Corp and may announce this development as soon as Wednesday, deciding to walk away after months of fruitless negotiations, people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The official cessation of discussions to merge two of the tech industry’s largest enterprise-oriented firms may come as a […]

Iliad Shares Jump after T-Mobile Bid Scrapped

Iliad Shares Jump after T-Mobile Bid Scrapped

TECHTODAY – Relieved investors sent shares in French low-cost telecom operator Iliad up nearly 10 percent on Tuesday after it abandoned its effort to buy the fourth-largest U.S. carrier T-Mobile. Backed by billionaire founder Xavier Niel, Iliad made an initial bid worth $15 billion and then raised it but was rebuffed by T-Mobile US’s majority […]

Intel Gains A New Ally in China’s Chip Wars: Beijing

Intel Gains A New Ally in China’s Chip Wars: Beijing

TECHTODAY –  Intel’s investment of up to $1.5 billion in two fast-growing Chinese mobile chipmakers has effectively aligned the U.S. giant with a third party – a Beijing government intent on producing a viable domestic challenger to the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung. For more than a decade, China has targeted semiconductor design and manufacture […]

Gadgets

Apple Supplier Skyworks’ Profit Jumps as RF Chip Demand Rises

Apple Supplier Skyworks’ Profit Jumps as RF Chip Demand Rises

TECHTODAY – Skyworks Solutions Inc, a supplier of radio frequency chips to companies such as Apple Inc, estimated fourth-quarter adjusted profit and revenue above its forecast, sending its shares up as much as 12.5 percent. Skyworks, whose chips connect smartphones and tablets to a telecom network, has been benefiting from higher demand from handset makers, […]

Apple, Facebook Will Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

Apple, Facebook Will Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

TECHTODAY – Apple Inc and Facebook Inc will help pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, signalling a willingness to spend on perks and benefits in a race to acquire top-flight talent. From January, Apple will pay both full- and part-time employees up to $20,000 (12,584.95 pounds) for procedure and storage costs for female […]

Bangladesh’s Grameenphone Targets 50 Million Internet Users in 5 Years

Bangladesh’s Grameenphone Targets 50 Million Internet Users in 5 Years

TECHTODAY – Grameenphone , the Bangladesh subsidiary of Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor said on Tuesday it aimed to connect 50 million internet users within the next five years. Grameenphone became the first-ever mobile telecom operator to cross the 50-million-subscriber mark in the country last month, although the company officially announced the milestone only on Tuesday. […]

Gaming

Founder of Payment Processor Liberty Reserve Pleads Not Guilty at First NY Court Appearance

Founder of Payment Processor Liberty Reserve Pleads Not Guilty at First NY Court Appearance

TECHTODAY – The Costa Rican founder of payment processing company Liberty Reserve made his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom Tuesday, pleading not guilty to charges that his online bank laundered billions of dollars for criminals. Arthur Budovsky, 40, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court. He was extradited Friday from Spain, where he had […]

Intel Gains A New Ally in China’s Chip Wars: Beijing

Intel Gains A New Ally in China’s Chip Wars: Beijing

TECHTODAY –  Intel’s investment of up to $1.5 billion in two fast-growing Chinese mobile chipmakers has effectively aligned the U.S. giant with a third party – a Beijing government intent on producing a viable domestic challenger to the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung. For more than a decade, China has targeted semiconductor design and manufacture […]

U.S. Chipmaker Qualcomm Hopes for Knock-Out Blow With $2.5 Bln CSR Bid

U.S. Chipmaker Qualcomm Hopes for Knock-Out Blow With $2.5 Bln CSR Bid

TECHTODAY – U.S. Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, offering what it hopes is a knock-out blow to win the British Bluetooth specialist which is growing in areas like automotive and wearable devices. Qualcomm, the world’s number one mobile chipmaker, has agreed to pay 900 pence a share in cash for […]

Internet

Apple, Facebook Will Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

Apple, Facebook Will Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

TECHTODAY – Apple Inc and Facebook Inc will help pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, signalling a willingness to spend on perks and benefits in a race to acquire top-flight talent. From January, Apple will pay both full- and part-time employees up to $20,000 (12,584.95 pounds) for procedure and storage costs for female […]

Connect Bags Amazon for Same-Day Parcel Delivery

Connect Bags Amazon for Same-Day Parcel Delivery

TECHTODAY – Connect Group Plc unveiled e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc as its first customer for a new same-day parcel delivery service in the UK, sending its shares up more than 18 percent. Connect Group, formerly known as Smiths News Plc, has sought to cut dependence on newspaper and magazine distribution as circulations drop. The Pass […]

Founder of Payment Processor Liberty Reserve Pleads Not Guilty at First NY Court Appearance

Founder of Payment Processor Liberty Reserve Pleads Not Guilty at First NY Court Appearance

TECHTODAY – The Costa Rican founder of payment processing company Liberty Reserve made his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom Tuesday, pleading not guilty to charges that his online bank laundered billions of dollars for criminals. Arthur Budovsky, 40, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court. He was extradited Friday from Spain, where he had […]

Reviews

Google Expands Shopping Delivery Service in U.S.

Google Expands Shopping Delivery Service in U.S.

TECHTODAY – Google Inc said it would expand its same-day shopping delivery service to three new U.S. cities and start charging customers for the service, which competes with Amazon.com Inc. The Google Express service, which was earlier only available in certain parts of California and New York City, will be expanded to Boston, Chicago, and […]

Netflix Movie Push Aims to Freshen Streaming Content

Netflix Movie Push Aims to Freshen Streaming Content

TECHTODAY – Netflix Inc is on a mission to start closing the yawning gap between the theatrical debut of movies and their availability for online streaming, forcing Hollywood to rethink where to release new films. With a sequel to martial-arts drama “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and four Adam Sandler movies, Netflix will have brand-new content […]

New Apps for U.S. Renters May Keep Lax Landlords in Line

New Apps for U.S. Renters May Keep Lax Landlords in Line

TECHTODAY – When Tom Hunter and his two roommates were left without heat for more than a month by a negligent landlord in New York, they began toying with an idea: an app that could help renters keep landlords in check. Two winters and two months of coding later, the friends are ready to launch […]

Other News and Headlines

Deutsche Telekom to Avoid Answering Any Cash Calls from T-Mobile Us

Deutsche Telekom to Avoid Answering Any Cash Calls from T-Mobile Us

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

TECHTODAY – Deutsche Telekom had already given up on trying to sell its near 67 percent stake in T-Mobile US before upstart French telecoms firm Iliad dropped its bid on Monday and is now looking to avoid having to stump up more funds for the U.S. mobile network operator, analysts and investors said. The French […]

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French Bank Turns to Twitter for Money Transfers

French Bank Turns to Twitter for Money Transfers

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

TECHTODAY – One of France’s largest banks launched a service on Tuesday to allow its customers to transfer money to other people via tweets on social network Twitter Inc. . The move by Groupe BPCE [BPCE.UL], France’s second largest bank by customers, is an effort to attract attention and users to its S-Money mobile payments […]

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GM Sides with U.S. Wireless Carriers in Net Neutrality Fight

GM Sides with U.S. Wireless Carriers in Net Neutrality Fight

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

TECHTODAY – Top U.S. automaker General Motors Co has emerged as a heavyweight ally of the wireless carriers battling against stricter Internet traffic rules, with a new letter that linked the issue to wirelessly connected cars. In a letter to a Federal Communications Commission official viewed by Reuters on Wednesday, GM’s Global Connected Consumer executive […]

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Intel Gives Rosy Fourth-Quarter Revenue Forecast as PCS Recover

Intel Gives Rosy Fourth-Quarter Revenue Forecast as PCS Recover

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

TECHTODAY – Intel Corp gave a current-quarter revenue forecast above expectations and said the supply chain was in good shape ahead of holiday season as demand for personal computers recovered. A global slump in personal computer demand that began with Apple Inc’s launch of the iPad four years ago has stabilized in recent months, in […]

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Intel’s Quarterly Results Underscore Challenge in Mobile

Intel’s Quarterly Results Underscore Challenge in Mobile

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

TECHTODAY – Intel’s mobile and communications group took in a scant $1 million in revenue in the third quarter, underscoring the challenge the top chipmaker faces expanding into smartphones and tablets. The Santa Clara, California-based company on Tuesday reported third-quarter results that beat Wall Street’s expectations, helped by a recovery in personal computers, by far […]

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