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Technology Report: European parliament may propose search services split in threat to Google

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European parliament may propose search services split in threat to Google
(Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing to call on regulators to consider splitting Internet search from other commercial services, according to a draft motion seen by Reuters, escalating a longstanding effort to curtail Google Inc's dominance of the industry.
Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.
Video streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, the online video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service: NY post
(Reuters) - Online retailer Inc will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources.
NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, said on Thursday.
Obama's immigration tweaks leave Big Tech wanting more
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to make life a little easier for some foreign tech workers, but Silicon Valley representatives are disappointed his immigration rule changes will not satisfy longstanding demands for more visas and faster green cards.
Singapore to regulate taxi-booking apps Uber, GrabTaxi
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Friday it plans to regulate fast-growing third-party taxi booking services like Uber and GrabTaxi for the first time, capping fees and requiring them to dispatch only licensed cabs and drivers.
Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data
ANTWERP Belgium (Reuters) - Airlines are seeking to work more closely with travel technology companies to mine customer data for ways to generate more revenue beyond ticket sales, emulating other industries already using such methods.
GoDaddy aims to list next year, seeks $4.5 billion valuation: NY Post
(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc is planning an initial public offering early next year that would value the world's biggest provider of web addresses at roughly $4.5 billion, the New York Post said.
Infosys unit's overbilling Apple led to exit of top executives: sources
(Reuters) - Indian outsourcing major Infosys Ltd's back-office services unit was overcharging Apple Inc, leading to the exit of top executives, two senior Infosys people said on Thursday.
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