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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Twitter sues U.S. Justice Department for right to reveal surveillance requests
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying its battle with federal agencies as the Internet industry's self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to reveal the extent of U.S. government surveillance.
GT Advanced first bankruptcy hearing set for Thursday
(Reuters) - GT Advanced Technologies Inc, Apple Inc's partner in a sapphire glass plant in Arizona, will hold its first Chapter 11 bankruptcy court hearing on Thursday at 10 a.m. according to a clerk in the U.S. bankruptcy court in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Samsung seeks Hong Kong arbitration after Microsoft lawsuit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd initiated an arbitration proceeding in Hong Kong against Microsoft Corp on Tuesday, amid ongoing U.S. litigation over smartphone patent royalties.
'Hairgate': iPhone hit by new social media storm
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - First there was bendgate... now brace yourself for hairgate.
Exclusive: Swisscom weighs $6.3 billion Fastweb sale as Vodafone lurks - sources
LONDON (Reuters) - Telecom operator Swisscom is considering a possible sale of its Italian broadband firm Fastweb, which is worth up to 5 billion euros ($6.3 billion) and has been a target for Vodafone , sources familiar with the situation said.
EU watchdog targets Amazon's Luxembourg tax deals
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Amazon's tax arrangements with Luxembourg are being investigated by EU regulators, as the online retailer becomes the latest global company to be accused of striking tax-minimising deals with member states that may break bloc rules.
Popular electricity smart meters in Spain can be hacked, researchers say
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Network-connected electricity meters installed in millions of homes across Spain lack essential security controls, according to two researchers who say the vulnerabilities leave room for hackers to carry out billing fraud or even cause blackouts.
Yahoo downsizes engineering operations in India
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc is reducing the size of its operations in Bangalore, India, the Internet company's largest engineering facility outside its California headquarters.
TowerJazz teams up with Korean institute to develop image sensor
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - TowerJazz, an Israeli speciality chip manufacturer, has revealed the first product resulting from a five-year linkup with a Korean research institute that could give it a growing presence in the expanding field of medical imaging technology.
Light bulb moment: Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize
STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs.
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