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Facebook to launch satellite to expand Internet access in Africa

A Facebook logo is displayed on the side of a tour bus in New York’s financial district July 28, 2015. Reuters/Brendan McDermid <span class="articleLocation”>Facebook Inc said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France’s Eutelsat Communications to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The satellite, part of Facebook’s Internet.org platform to […]

Google in talks to invest in chat company Symphony: source

Letters spell the word ”Alphabet” as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015. Reuters/Pascal Rossignol <span class="articleLocation”>Google, which has now morphed into holding company Alphabet Inc, is in talks with messaging startup Symphony Communication Services LLC for a round […]

U.S. official defends surveillance on eve of EU data ruling

An illustration picture shows a projection of text on the face of a woman in Berlin, June 12, 2013. Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski U.S. intelligence does not conduct mass, indiscriminate harvesting of foreigners’ private data, a senior U.S. official has said on the eve of a landmark EU court ruling that will affect thousands of companies including […]

Russia says Google must correct contracts with mobile manufacturers by November 18

A woman walks past a logo of Google at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 in Beijing, China, April 28, 2015. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon – RTX1ALF0 Russia’s anti-monopoly agency said on Monday that Google Inc had until Nov. 18 to address charges that it was abusing its market position in the country. The FAS anti-monopoly […]

VMware shares pare gains after report Apple not renewing licensing agreement

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger addresses a news conference in Tokyo July 15, 2014. Reuters/Yuya Shino VMware shares sharply pared gains on Monday after CRN reported Apple will not renew an expiring VMware enterprise licensing agreement. VMware shares were up more than 2 percent before the report and were last up 0.5 percent at $80.12. Reuters […]

Legal troubles, market realities threaten Uber's global push

The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on December 10, 2014. Reuters/Sergio Perez/Files Uber Inc’s aggressive global expansion is looking costlier and riskier than ever as the company struggles with regulatory and competitive obstacles […]

U.S. to hold final auction of bitcoins from Silk Road case

The U.S. government on Monday announced that it would hold a final auction of bitcoins seized during the prosecution of the creator of Silk Road, an online black market where illegal drugs and other goods could be purchased with the digital currency. The U.S. Marshals Service said it would hold an online auction on Nov. […]

New York regulator issues license to Winkelvoss bitcoin venture

Gemini Trust Company, founded by investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, has been granted a license to operate as a chartered limited liability trust company by the New York State Department of Financial Services, the state regulator announced on Monday. Under the charter, Gemini will operate a bitcoin exchange and will officially open for trading on […]

Online firms block terrorism investigations: top British policeman

Terrorism investigations are becoming harder and more risky because some social media companies either refuse to help or make products which deliberately hamper inquiries, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer said on Monday. London Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said that since former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden revealed the extent to which intelligence agencies could […]

U.S. top court rejects I/P Engine's bid to restore $30 million patent verdict

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Vringo Inc subsidiary I/P Engine, which was seeking to restore a $30 million patent infringement verdict it won against several companies including Google Inc. The high court rejected I/P Engine’s appeal, meaning a August 2014 ruling against the company by the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]