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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Technology Report: Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial

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Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store.
Apple says online store in Russia is down due to rouble fluctuations
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple confirmed on Tuesday that it has taken down its online store in Russia due to extreme fluctuations in the value of the rouble.
Ex-Sony employees sue, claim company failed to protect data
(Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has been sued by two self-described former employees who accuse the movie studio of failing to protect Social Security numbers, healthcare records, salaries and other data from computer hackers who attacked it last month.
Uber says only some employees have access to 'God View'
(Reuters) - Taxi service provider Uber Technologies Inc said only some of its employees have access to "God View", or a real-time aerial view of the movement of its cars.
Orange executive sees BT/EE deal closing by early 2016
PARIS (Reuters) - British telecoms group BT's plan to buy UK mobile operator EE for 12.5 billion pounds ($19.7 billion) should be completed by end-2015 or early 2016, said a senior executive of French group Orange which owns half of the business.
TAG Heuer enlists partners in smartwatch plan and may make acquisitions
LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland (Reuters) - TAG Heuer is pushing ahead with plans for a smartwatch to more directly compete with the likes of the Apple Watch and may make acquisitions to help drive the strategy, its head said on Tuesday.
Resurgent BT comes back to haunt old rival Vodafone
LONDON (Reuters) - BT's move to buy mobile operator EE is expected to put the former state-owned telecoms giant back in pole position as fixed line and mobile services converge, forcing rivals such as Vodafone to make costly moves of their own to keep up.
Sony Pictures warns staff on fraudsters misusing stolen data
(Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment advised its current and former employees to be on the alert for fraudsters looking to use their stolen data, which included detailed personal information.
Formation 8 venture capital firm adds new partner in Singapore
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Formation 8, the venture-capital firm known for backing virtual-reality company Oculus VR, said it was beefing up its Asian operations by adding a partner in Singapore, investor Joel Sng.
Xiaomi gets temporary go-ahead for phone sales in India
(Reuters) - An Indian court on Tuesday temporarily allowed Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd to sell some of its devices in the country, about a week after it had asked the Chinese company to suspend sales in the world's third largest smartphone market.
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