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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Technology Report: U.S. government warns on bug in Apple's iOS software

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U.S. government warns on bug in Apple's iOS software
(Reuters) - The U.S. government warned iPhone and iPad users on Thursday to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple Inc's iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data.
Hachette and Amazon reach agreement on e-book sales
(Reuters) - Hachette Book Group and Inc said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of bitter fighting that pitted writers and publishers against the world's largest online retail store.
Exclusive: U.S. FTC asking Apple about health data protection
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is seeking assurances from Apple Inc that it will prevent sensitive health data collected by its upcoming smartwatch and other mobile devices from being used without owners' consent, two sources told Reuters.
BlackBerry signs up Samsung, others, in new mobile services push
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd struck partnerships with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other high-profile players to enhance the capabilities of the new mobile-device management and security platform it unveiled on Thursday, and its shares jumped 8 percent.
Google contractor accuses company of pay, overtime violations in lawsuit
(Reuters) - Google was sued this week by a worker who claimed the company did not pay overtime, improperly classified him as an independent contractor then terminated him after he asked for more hours to be covered under his contract.
Uber tests French tolerance with new car share scheme
PARIS (Reuters) - Parisians will be able to share rides with strangers by hailing cars via their smartphones from Friday, when fast-growing U.S. start-up Uber launches its new service in defiance of an imminent legal challenge.
Samsung Electronics chases curved smartphone wave to beat flat-screen crowd
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to restore its crumbling lead in the global smartphone industry in part by ramping up high-end devices with curved screens full of advanced technology that's tough for rivals to replicate.
Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue
(Reuters) - Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015.
Altera CEO Daane sees trade deal spurring innovation
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The landmark expansion of a global tariff-cutting agreement to include some new types of microchips used in products ranging from smartphones to medical equipment will spur innovation, according to the head of U.S. chipmaker Altera.
Amazon to keep investing in cloud despite margin pressure
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Inc plans to build data centers in every large country over time as part of a broader investment push that will eventually make the Internet retailer's cloud computing arm the largest part of its business.
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