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Want your privacy back? Why not install those old VPNs?

Want your privacy back? Why not install those old VPNs?

Written by on March 29, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs cloak a customer’s web-surfing history by making an encrypted connection to a private server, which then searches the Web […]

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Analysis: what are the options for Toshiba in the US?

Analysis: what are the options for Toshiba in the US?

Written by on March 28, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

WILMINGTON, Del./NEW YORK (Reuters) – Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp is considering putting its Westinghouse Electric Co unit into U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy as soon as Tuesday due to runaway costs at two U.S. nuclear power plant projects, sources have told Reuters. The following is a look at the fall-out from a possible Westinghouse bankruptcy filing. […]

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The European Commission consults on FinTech regulation

The European Commission consults on FinTech regulation

Written by on March 24, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

The European Commission wants to create a special regime to attract FinTech companies in Europe and help the old continent compete globally on this promising new market, EU sources told EURACTIV.com. The Commission is considering a single EU-wide licence allowing tech companies in the financial services sector to operate across Europe. Part of the plan to boost […]

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Disruption in banking as Indian telecoms deals done in-house

Disruption in banking as Indian telecoms deals done in-house

Written by on March 22, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Investment banking business in India should be enjoying bumper fees after a record year of dealmaking. It’s not, and big banks blame in-house teams of advisers that have proliferated as the country’s top family-owned conglomerates tighten their grip. This week’s $23 billion tie-up between Idea Cellular, controlled by the Aditya Birla […]

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Vodafone is at risk as rivals get serious about transformation

Vodafone is at risk as rivals get serious about transformation

Written by on March 10, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – British mobile operator Vodafone risks being left on the sidelines as rivals converge to break free from just selling ever-cheaper data bundles and become internet companies offering combined services from phones to TV to broadband. Vodafone expanded at breakneck speed through audacious takeovers and now has nearly half a billion mobile customers […]

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Wikileaks offers tech companies CIA tools, industry nervous

Wikileaks offers tech companies CIA tools, industry nervous

Written by on March 10, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday, presenting Silicon Valley with a potential dilemma on how to deal with the anti-secrecy group. If the offer is legitimate, it would place technology […]

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End of an unhappy marriage – Uber and Google Ventures

End of an unhappy marriage – Uber and Google Ventures

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Uber Technologies Inc was raising venture capital in 2013, it was one of the hottest deals around – and no one was more eager to write a check than Bill Maris and David Krane of Google’s venture capital arm. Not everyone at Google Ventures, since renamed GV, agreed. The firm […]

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Analysis: Why was Snap IPO so popular?

Analysis: Why was Snap IPO so popular?

Written by on March 3, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Snap Inc’s shares ended up 44 percent on their first day of trading as investors flocked to buy into the hottest technology stock offering in three years, overcoming doubts about the loss-making messaging app company’s slowing user growth. The stock closed at $24.48 on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, […]

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Telecom operators at MWC – do you have the DNA to change?

Telecom operators at MWC – do you have the DNA to change?

Written by on February 24, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry’s straight-jacket of low growth. Next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will feature phone companies in various stages of acceptance that the […]

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Is Snap betting the farm on beating Facebook with hardware?

Is Snap betting the farm on beating Facebook with hardware?

Written by on February 20, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snap Inc takes to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough to stay one step ahead of Facebook. No longer just a purveyor of a smartphone app for disappearing […]

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