Thu, Jul 31 2014
TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients.
TORONTO - Canada's top research body has taken steps to tighten security on its computer network, it said on Thursday, days after the government accused state-backed Chinese hackers of breaking into the system.
NEW YORK - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested $120 million (£71.06 million) in San Francisco-based mobile games studio Kabam, the latest in a string of U.S. investments intended to build up the Chinese online retailer's presence in the world's biggest Internet arena.
NEW YORK - Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails stored in a data centre in Ireland to the U.S. government, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.
- Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp forecast better-than-expected adjusted profit and revenue in the current quarter, helped by a rapid rise in its hiring business.
TOKYO - Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc's planned $5 billion (3.25 billion pound) lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, but said it had yet to decide on the size and timing of its investment.
PARIS/NEW YORK - French telecommunications company Iliad SA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc, setting up a potential bidding war with Sprint Corp, the U.S. mobile carrier now controlled by Japan's Softbank Corp.
BRASILIA - Brazil's telecommunications regulator, Anatel, on Thursday approved combining three companies owned by Carlos Slim's América Móvil, on the condition that its cellphone division Claro register as a publicly held company with the country's securities watchdog, CVM.
HELSINKI - Nokia said on Thursday it agreed to buy part of Panasonic's telecoms network business to boost its operations in Japan, already a key market for the Finnish company.
VIENNA - Security researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90 percent of the world's 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and in some cases let hackers take full control of devices.
The headline - 0.8 percent second-quarter growth - sounds good. But construction shrank and industrial production was weak. Only services were strong. It sounds like a warning of future problems. Expectations of a UK interest rate rise may be delayed, leading the pound down.