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Viacom needs merger to increase bargaining power with distributors

Viacom needs merger to increase bargaining power with distributors

Written by on August 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Viacom Inc could gain a leg up in negotiations with distributors and ward off declines in U.S. ad revenue and sales by finding a merger partner, analysts said on Friday. Shares of Viacom, which owns MTV and Comedy Central, plunged as much as 13 percent on Friday, a day after it […]

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News highlights – 6 August 2017

News highlights – 6 August 2017

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News highlights for 6 August 2017 UK Government issues security guidelines connected cars LONDON (Reuters) – The British government issued new guidelines on Sunday requiring manufacturers of internet-connected vehicles to put in place tougher cyber protections to ensure they are better shielded against hackers. Read more… Prosecutors want 12 year jail term for ex Samsung […]

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Cable companies court Netflix as viewing trends change

Cable companies court Netflix as viewing trends change

Written by on August 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. cable operators are forming alliances with Netflix Inc, a shift that is helping the streaming pioneer add customers as its largest single market matures. No. 3 distributor Charter Communications Inc is expected to make Netflix available through its set-top boxes, joining more than a dozen top U.S. pay […]

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China holds drill with ISPs to bring down harmful websites

China holds drill with ISPs to bring down harmful websites

Written by on August 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China held a drill on Thursday with internet service providers to practice taking down websites deemed harmful, as the country’s censors tighten control ahead of a sensitive five-yearly political reshuffle set to take place later this year. Internet data centers (IDC) and cloud companies – which host website servers – were […]

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News highlights – 3 August 2017

News highlights – 3 August 2017

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News highlights for 3 August 2017 Facebook to step up fact-checking in fight against fake news BERLIN (Reuters) – Facebook is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post, the world’s largest online social network said on Thursday as it tries to fight so-called fake […]

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WannaCry ransomware hero arrested on unrelated hacking charge

WannaCry ransomware hero arrested on unrelated hacking charge

Written by on August 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday. Marcus Hutchins, a 23-year-old British-based malware researcher who gained attention in May for detecting a “kill switch” that […]

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Employees accept microchip implants to buy snacks and use copier

Employees accept microchip implants to buy snacks and use copier

Written by on August 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine. About 50 employees at Three Square Market have agreed to the optional implant of the chips, which are […]

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News highlights – 2 August 2017

News highlights – 2 August 2017

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News highlights for 2 August 2017 HBO conducts forensic review to understand scope of hack (Reuters) – HBO’s chief said on Wednesday that the company is conducting a forensic review of its computer systems to better understand the scope of a cyber attack that surfaced over the weekend. Read more… New website aims to track […]

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Bitcoin Cash split-off gets off to a slow start

Bitcoin Cash split-off gets off to a slow start

Written by on August 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s underlying software code was split on Tuesday, generating a new clone called “Bitcoin Cash,” but the new virtual currency got off to a slow start due to lackluster support for its network. The initiative was headed by a small group of mostly China-based bitcoin miners – programmers who essentially operate […]

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As Toshiba chip sale stalls, the question is: what next?

As Toshiba chip sale stalls, the question is: what next?

Written by on August 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp’s talks to sell its prized memory chip business have stalled, raising concerns over how fast the company can plug a multi-billion-dollar balance sheet hole left by the collapse of its U.S. nuclear business. Toshiba’s chips and devices business accounted for roughly a third of its sales in the […]

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