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Russian cyber attackers used two unknown flaws - security company

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SAN FRANCISCO - A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday.

World, Tech 1:29am BST

Fri, Apr 17 2015

EU telecoms reform to address competition from WhatsApp, Skype

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BRUSSELS - The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe's telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry.

17 Apr 2015

Sat, Apr 18 2015

Raytheon to acquire Websense for $1.9 billion -sources

- U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co has agreed to buy Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC, in a deal that values the network security company at $1.9 billion (1.27 billion pounds), including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

18 Apr 2015

Fri, Apr 17 2015

EU to investigate transparency of Internet search results - document

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BRUSSELS - Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results.

17 Apr 2015

Microsoft unveils touch-friendly Office apps for Windows phones

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SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp on Friday unveiled a long-awaited suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices.

17 Apr 2015

Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors

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FRANKFURT - Start small, win quick, then move on to bigger issues.

Business, Tech 17 Apr 2015

Justice Department staff may oppose Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal - Bloomberg

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- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion (30 billion pound) merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Business, Tech 17 Apr 2015

US FCC to open up valuable airwaves for tech and telecom companies

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NEW YORK - U.S. regulators on Friday voted to open a swath of government-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies such as Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc as they seek to meet growing data demands from new wireless devices.

17 Apr 2015

Apple in talks to launch Apple Pay in Canada - WSJ

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- Apple Inc is planning to launch its electronic payments service in Canada in November, the first international expansion of Apple Pay, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

17 Apr 2015

Symantec CEO says pressing ahead with Veritas spin-off

- Software security and storage provider Symantec is moving ahead with its plans to split into two publicly traded companies by January, a move that it views as more tax-efficient than a sale of one of its units, top executives said this week.

17 Apr 2015