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Toshiba is planning for Westinghouse to file for bankruptcy

Toshiba is planning for Westinghouse to file for bankruptcy

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

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Corp has informed its main lenders it is planning for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to file for bankruptcy on March 31, people briefed on the matter said on Friday. Toshiba expects a Chapter 11 filing for Westinghouse would expand charges related to the U.S. unit in the […]

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News highlights – 23 March

News highlights – 23 March

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

News highlights for 23 March Amazon wins $1.5 billion fight with the IRS (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Thursday won a more than $1.5 billion tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over transactions involving a Luxembourg unit more than a decade ago. Read more… Senate votes to repeal Obama privacy regulations WASHINGTON (Reuters) – […]

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Twitter is considering a subscription model for business

Twitter is considering a subscription model for business

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

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time. Like most other social media companies, Twitter since its founding 11 years […]

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YouTube strategy threatened by advertiser revolt

YouTube strategy threatened by advertiser revolt

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

(Reuters) – The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday. The immediate financial impact of the controversy is likely to be limited, in part because a […]

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News highlights – 22 March

News highlights – 22 March

Written by on March 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 22 March Instagram hits milestone million advertisers SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Instagram is expected to announce on Wednesday that it has reached more than 1 million monthly active advertisers, as the Facebook Inc-owned photo-sharing app tries to become a center of online commerce. Read more… Vestager reviewing Facebook response to WhatsApp purchase […]

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Google gives maps a facelift to increase engagement

Google gives maps a facelift to increase engagement

Written by on March 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Wednesday that it will revamp its popular maps app to allow users to share their locations, in order to boost engagement on a product of increasing strategic importance to the search giant. Within the next week, users worldwide will be able to share where they are in real […]

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Next: Verizon, AT&T suspend adverts on Google

Next: Verizon, AT&T suspend adverts on Google

Written by on March 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – U.S. wireless carriers Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc said on Wednesday they have suspended digital advertising on Google’s YouTube and other advertising platforms not related to search over concerns that their ads may have run next to extremist videos. Verizon and AT&T joined a list of well-known British brands such as retailer […]

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News highlights – 21 March

News highlights – 21 March

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

News highlights for 21 March Uber board makes rare statement, still backs Kalanick SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc plans to keep co-founder Travis Kalanick as chief executive following a series of damaging events at the ride services company, a member of its board said on Tuesday in a rare call with reporters. Read […]

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Adobe and Microsoft team up for shared data – Experience Cloud meets Dynamics

Adobe and Microsoft team up for shared data – Experience Cloud meets Dynamics

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

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp and Adobe Systems Inc are joining to make their respective sales and marketing software products more potent competitors to Salesforce.com Inc and Oracle Corp offerings, the two firms said Monday. On the eve of San Jose, California-based Adobe’s annual user conference, the company said that it will work with Microsoft to […]

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Twitter suspended 377,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts in six months

Twitter suspended 377,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts in six months

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

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had stepped up efforts to rid its social network of posts from users advocating political or religious violence, and was increasingly using software to find them rather than relying on reports from users or governments. U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies […]

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