- Asia stocks slide on Wall Street losses, oil drops on inventory rise
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:17:47 -0400 -
Asian shares on Wednesday followed in the footsteps of Wall Street, which pulled back overnight on disappointing earnings, while the dollar inched down from a seven-month high and oil prices extended this week's losses. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid 0.6 percent. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.2 percent, while South Korea's KOSPI dropped 1.3 percent and Australia fell 1.6 percent.
- Apple's holiday surprise: big sales, not so big profits
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:12:48 -0400 -
Apple Inc posted its third successive quarter of declining iPhone sales on Tuesday and forecast slimmer-than-expected profit margins over the upcoming holiday season even as it projected record sales, sending its shares down. "In essence, in China and elsewhere, while Apple’s products are still seen favorably, the distance between Apple and its competitors is nowhere near as great as it once was," Neil Saunders, head of retail research firm Conlumino, wrote in a note. Apple shares fell 2.8 percent to $114.99 in after-hours trading.
- U.S. judge approves $14.7 billion deal in VW diesel scandal
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:19:12 -0400 -
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday approved one of the biggest corporate settlements on record, Volkswagen AG's $14.7 billion deal arising from its diesel emissions cheating scandal, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back polluting cars in mid-November. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco signed off on VW's settlement with federal and California regulators and the owners of the 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles in a pivotal moment for the world's No. 2 automaker as it tries to move past a scandal that has engulfed it for more than a year. VW admitted in September 2015 to installing secret software in its diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests and make them appear cleaner in testing than they really were.
- AT&T aims to break from streaming crowd with Time Warner
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:08:54 -0400 -
By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - AT&T is betting its purchase of Time Warner Inc will give the company an edge in winning subscribers for its live internet television package, a new front in media that is about to become crowded by technology players. The DirecTV Now service coming to the market next month will offer the kind of live programming on multiple channels now available primarily through traditional cable providers. DirecTV's price will be in the middle, at $35 a month for more than 100 channels, AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said on Tuesday.
- White House urges ban on non-compete agreements for many workers
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:38:44 -0400 -
The administration said so-called non-compete agreements interfere with worker mobility and states should consider barring companies from requiring low-wage workers and other employees who are not privy to trade secrets or other special circumstances to sign them. Vice President Joe Biden in a statement said he had heard from a teacher in Nebraska who was barred from taking a summer job selling pet food to earn extra money. Among others, Biden also mentioned a salesman in Connecticut who was laid off and forced to spend his retirement savings because he was prohibited from accepting other sales jobs.
- Exclusive: Slim in talks with Spanish firms for bid on $3.5 billion Mexico airport terminal - sources
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:44:59 -0400 -
MEXICO CITY/MADRID (Reuters) - Tycoon Carlos Slim's construction arm is in talks with his majority-owned construction firm FCC and rival Spanish builder Acciona to jointly bid on a coveted $3.5 billion (2.87 billion pounds) Mexico City airport terminal project, five people familiar with the matter said. Carso Infraestructura y Construccion, part of Slim's Grupo Carso, is hashing out a deal to form the consortium, which would include three other Mexican companies - all its partners from a winning bid for one of the airport's runways, four of the people said in recent days, speaking on condition of anonymity. The bid for the terminal, hot on the heels of Carso's runway bid, shows how Slim, Mexico's wealthiest man, is aggressively moving to boost his construction business as his telecoms arm America Movil is squeezed by increased competition and regulation.
- Lighten up: tech firms take on economy-class flight challenge
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:04:10 -0400 -
By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some start-ups are taking on one of air travel's last undisrupted bastions - the economy-class cabin. While first and business class travelers have long enjoyed comfort upgrades, there's been less attention to innovation at the rear of the plane. "We want to make travel memorable and comfortable for all of us, not just the top 1 percent," Alireza Yaghoubi, founder of Singapore-based AirGo, told a recent start-up conference to pitch his superlight economy-class seat.
- Yahoo scanning order unlikely to be made public: sources
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:10:43 -0400 -
By Joseph Menn, Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials briefed key congressional staffers last week about a secret court order to Yahoo Inc that prompted it to search all users’ incoming emails for a still undisclosed digital signature, but they remain reluctant to discuss the unusual case with a broader audience. Executive branch officials spoke to staff for members of the Senate and House of Representatives committees overseeing intelligence operations and the judiciary, according to people briefed on the events, which followed Reuters’ disclosure of the massive search.[nL2N1C601L] But attempts by other members of Congress and civil society groups to learn more about the Yahoo order are unlikely to meet with success anytime soon, because its details remain a sensitive national security matter, U.S. officials told Reuters.
- Morgan Stanley CEO Gorman takes aim at quarterly reporting
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:58:04 -0400 -
(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman questioned the need for U.S. companies to report earnings every quarter, calling the practice "asinine."
- Oil prices drop as concerns over global fuel glut re-emerge
- Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:30:38 -0400 -
By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell more than a percent on Wednesday as a report showing a surge in U.S. crude stocks, rising production in Nigeria and squabbling among producers about a planned output cut re-ignited concerns about a global supply glut. Brent crude futures were down 61 cents, or 1.20 percent, at $50.18 a barrel as of 0417 GMT. "Crude is on the defensive this morning following American Petroleum Institute (API) inventory numbers showing a rise of 4.8 million barrels against an expected rise of 1.7 million," said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at brokerage OANDA in Singapore.
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- How to install Rocket.Chat with Ubuntu Snap in 5 minutes
- Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:18:03 -0400 -
See how to get a solid chat server up and running in approximately five minutes with the help of Rocket.Chat and Ubuntu Snap.
- A bumpy iPhone 7 upgrade: Lessons to learn from a longtime Apple user
- Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:08:03 -0400 -
Unboxing and setting up a new iPhone is often an exciting experience, unless the process goes sideways. It seems there's room for Apple to improve the iPhone 7 upgrade.
- Las bajas ventas del iPhone perjudican los ingresos de Apple
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:19:56 -0400 -
Sin embargo, Apple espera que las ventas del iPhone 7, la MacBook y el Apple Watch Series 2 durante la época navideña le traiga entre US$76,000 millones y US$78,000 millones.
- White House urges states to ban employers from making non-compete agreements
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:16:29 -0400 -
One in five workers is bound by a non-compete agreement. Here's why the Obama administration is asking states to reform non-compete policies to enhance wages and competition.
- Is the 32GB iPhone 7 really slower? Confusion abounds with the latest Apple controversy
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:00:03 -0400 -
News keeps trickling out about the iPhone 7's speed problem. Several theories have been put forth: What's the real problem? And does it even matter?
- IBM says new Watson Data Platform will 'bring machine learning to the masses'
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:24:00 -0400 -
On Tuesday, IBM unveiled a cloud-based AI engine to help businesses harness machine learning. It aims to give everyone, from CEOs to developers, a simple platform to interpret and collaborate on data.
- IBM targets real-time data analytics with new database software
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:00:06 -0400 -
At the IBM World of Watson conference in Las Vegas, IBM announced the latest version of its DB2 database software, in an effort to empower better analytics.
- IBM Watson is coming to the iPhone, and that's big news for business users
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:00:04 -0400 -
On Tuesday, IBM announced it will be combining its enterprise iOS mobile apps with IBM Watson for better decision-making and productivity.
- How to create automated btrfs snapshots with snapper
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:17:26 -0400 -
If you're running the btrfs file system on an external data drive or a production machine, learn how to automate the process of taking snapshots with the help of snapper.
- Google Jamboard: New 55-inch digital whiteboard for conference rooms
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0400 -
Google recently announced Jamboard, its newest hardware project that acts as a digital whiteboard for cloud collaboration among business users.
- Hackable heart implants: St. Jude comes under fire for security risks
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:55:20 -0400 -
In an ongoing legal battle between St. Jude and Muddy Waters and MedSec, new filings claim that devices created for heart issues are vulnerable to cyberattacks.
- How to be more efficient by using Action Launcher 3's Quickpage on your Android device
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:32:04 -0400 -
Action Launcher 3 offers a feature set that can seriously boost efficiency. Get details on how to enable and use one such feature called Quickpage.
- Here's the one thing keeping me from dumping my iPhone for Google's Pixel
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:51:00 -0400 -
Apple is strategically using iMessage lock-in to keep customers from moving to Android, which is bad news for would-be iPhone switchers.
- Could Microsoft save the PC market by challenging Apple and creating a designer all-in-one?
- Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:56:00 -0400 -
Would it really be such a good idea for Microsoft to enter the struggling desktop PC market in 2016?
- How to manage user security in Samba
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:25:00 -0400 -
When securing your Samba shares, start by locking down user and group security. Follow this tutorial to learn how.
- Electronic health records: The new gold standard for cybercriminals
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:47:17 -0400 -
Electronic health record (EHR) systems are being compromised by script kiddies, cybercriminals, self-radicalized threat actors, and nation states. Learn how and why.
- Metrics matter: Why tech leaders should evaluate how they measure progress
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:35:02 -0400 -
Of course all CXOs want progress, but tracking progress in the right areas is what really matters.
- New Mastercard feature that lets you pay with a selfie coming to North American market
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:05:30 -0400 -
Mastercard will debut Identity Check Mobile, which allows mobile users to verify their identity for mobile payments with a selfie or fingerprint, in North America in early 2017.
- How to access and edit Google Calendar quickly with this must-have extension
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:33:04 -0400 -
If you rely heavily on Google Calendar, check out an extension that makes viewing and adding to upcoming events a snap.
- T-Mobile gana con sus tácticas; le roba clientes a Verizon, AT&T
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:29:29 -0400 -
La operadora agregó 851,000 suscriptores de pospago a su servicio en los últimos tres meses, aunque la posible adquisición de Time Warner por parte de AT&T le haya apagado la fiesta.
- Viernes Negro: Estas son las tiendas que abrirán en Thanksgiving
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:20:26 -0400 -
Tacha todos los regalos de tu lista tras organizar tu visita a las tiendas que sí estarán abierta este Día de Acción de Gracias.
- Hhgregg, otras tiendas cerrarán sus puertas en Thanksgiving
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:34:06 -0400 -
Dando marcha atrás a la tendencia de abrir durante el Día de Acción de Gracias para las ofertas de 'Black Friday', algunas minoristas prefieren dejar a sus empleados disfrutar del feriado con su familia.
- Interview with a hacker: S1ege from Ghost Squad Hackers
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:27:00 -0400 -
Ghost Squad Hackers has emerged as one of the world's most influential indie hacking teams. S1ege, the group's 'administrator,' explains his tactics, how the group works, and the ethics of hacking.
- Don't get bullied into public cloud: Private cloud is growing, says report
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:21:45 -0400 -
A recent report from 451 Research claims that OpenStack revenues could top $5 billion by 2020.
- Report: Android and iOS apps both leak private data, but one is definitely worse for the enterprise
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:41:20 -0400 -
iOS apps are actually leaking more data than Android apps, with one important qualifier: The countries where the most leaks are happening.
- ZTE Tempo llega a Boost Mobile por US$70
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:05:20 -0400 -
Este asequible celular viene con Android 6.0 Marshmallow y ya está disponible de la mano de la unidad de prepago de Sprint.
- Microsoft wants to bring better data visualization to your enterprise
- Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:57:00 -0400 -
In this era of big data, successful enterprises take advantage of data visualization. Microsoft is offering free courses that will train people how to use this reporting technique.