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Apple behavior in Canada may have raised prices: court filing
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian consumers may have ended up paying higher prices for cellphones and wireless services because of contracts between Apple Inc's Canadian unit and domestic carriers, a Canadian Competition Bureau official said in a court filing this week.
Sony 'spooked' over possibility of more attacks: government source
WASHINGTON/BOSTON - Sony Pictures Entertainment representatives have advised U.S. authorities they are deeply concerned the studio might fall victim to more cyberattacks after it releases the film "The Interview" on Dec. 25, a U.S. national security source said on Friday.
Canada Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend spending up: Moneris
TORONTO (Reuters) - Deals on clothing and cameras helped spur Canadian shoppers to spend more during the most recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend than they did in 2013, according to a report by Canada's largest payments processor.
SoftBank shrinks U.S. office, marking end of failed T-Mobile bid
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Corp will soon downsize its Silicon Valley offices, people with knowledge of the matter said, signaling the company won't revive efforts to buy T-Mobile U.S. Inc .
WTO talks on duty-free trade in IT goods collapse
GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks on cutting trade tariffs on hundreds of information technology products collapsed on Friday, delaying and potentially scuppering a deal estimated to be worth $1 trillion to global trade.
Amaya reports Quebec securities regulator probe, shares plunge
TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares in Amaya Gaming Group Inc fell 15 percent on Friday after it disclosed that the company and its officers are cooperating with Quebec securities regulator AMF in an investigation regarding trading activities in Amaya securities.
Adobe shares soar after Fotolia buy, Creative Cloud jump
(Reuters) - Shares in Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc soared to lifetime highs on Friday, a day after it announced plans to buy stock photography company Fotolia for $800 million and a quarterly jump in subscribers of Creative Cloud.
French court rejects bid to forbid UberPop, will continue for now
PARIS (Reuters) - Uber will continue to operate its UberPop transport service in France for now after a Paris commercial court rejected on Friday a request by competitors to ban the service.
Mega retailers battle to survive as e-commerce booms in China
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - It took China's biggest retail chain Suning all last year to generate sales of about $17 billion. Last month, e-commerce giant Alibaba saw sales worth more than half that amount pass through its Tmall website in just one day.
Women's safety in focus as Uber rivals race across Southeast Asia
SINGAPORE/HANOI (Reuters) - A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber's biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment - even when they go to the bathroom.
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