Internet News Headlines

Amazon pays $16 million tax in Germany, whilst making $11.9 billion sales


LONDON - Internet retailer Inc.'s main German operating unit paid just 11.9 million euros ($16 million) in tax in 2014, despite the group recording $11.9 billion in sales to German customers last year, regulatory filings show.

10:54am BST

Charter to buy Time Warner Cable in $78.7 billion deal


- Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Time Warner Cable Inc in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, as the second and third largest U.S. cable operators look to better compete with market leader Comcast Corp.

11:44am BST

Skype summoned to Belgian court over failure to share call data


BRUSSELS - Online communication service Skype has been summoned to appear in court in Belgium after refusing to pass on customer data to aid a criminal investigation, a court spokesman said.

9:29am BST

Shake-up in key Samsung assets to cement heir's grip as succession looms


SEOUL - Samsung Group's de facto holding company on Tuesday sought another cornerstone as it reconstructs South Korea's biggest conglomerate to smooth the path for management succession, offering more than $8 billion to buy an affiliate with a key stake in flagship firm Samsung Electronics.

7:57am BST

Mon, May 25 2015

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues


- Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.

25 May 2015

Daimler teams up with China's Baidu in connected cars drive


FRANKFURT - German carmaker Daimler is to make software from web services company Baidu available in its Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars as part of a trend of deepening ties between carmakers and consumer technology companies.

25 May 2015

Alibaba's latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brands


PUTIAN, China - Criticised and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.

25 May 2015

Sun, May 24 2015

Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging


FRANKFURT - Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.

24 May 2015

Sat, May 23 2015

BlackBerry cuts jobs worldwide as it consolidates businesses


- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business.

23 May 2015

Fri, May 22 2015

Microsoft, Salesforce talks fell through on pricing: CNBC


- Microsoft Corp and Inc held "significant talks" this spring but failed to agree on a price, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

22 May 2015