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  • Apple considering settlement with electric car battery maker over talent poaching dispute

    4 March, 2015 2:20 AM 27

    San Francisco: Apple is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division. Apple is exploring how to make an electric car and has been hiring engineers with deep expertise in automobile systems. Around June 2014 Apple

  • Uber buys mapping startup deCarta

    3 March, 2015 11:57 PM 6

    (Reuters) - Ride service Uber is buying mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, technology website Mashable said on Tuesday, citing an Uber representative. Uber would buy deCarta's technology and talent through the deal, which closes later this week, Mashable reported. DeCarta provides a software platform that focuses on location-based

  • Apple exploring settlement with electric car battery maker

    3 March, 2015 11:32 PM 18

    By Dan Levine(Reuters) - Apple Inc is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division.Apple is exploring how to make an electric car and has been hiring engineers with deep expertise in automobile systems. Around June 2014 Apple

  • Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered Freak security bug

    3 March, 2015 8:46 PM 7

    BOSTON (Reuters) - An Apple Inc spokesman said on Tuesday that the company plans to release a fix next week to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting Safari browsers on its iOS and OS X operating systems.A vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users with vulnerable software

  • U.S. watchdog chairman defends new broadband regulations

    3 March, 2015 8:41 PM 8

    By Leila Abboud and Alina SelyukhBARCELONA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New rules to tighten regulation of U.S. broadband providers are not too invasive and are needed to defend consumers' interests and openness on the internet, the chairman of the U.S. telecommunications industry watchdog said on Tuesday.Some telecom and cable companies exaggerated when they complained

  • Huawei bumps up patent portfolio as 5G era draws near

    3 March, 2015 8:37 PM 13

    By Harro Ten WoldeBARCELONA (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the world's second-biggest maker of network gear, is beefing up its patent portfolio ahead of 5G, the next generation of mobile equipment, its chief executive said on Tuesday.Huawei, also the world's fourth-largest maker of smartphones, has said it plans to spend $600 million

  • Deforestation hits monsoon rains, says study

    3 March, 2015 6:10 PM 17

    Widespread deforestation, especially in the northern high latitudes, takes a toll on the monsoon across the northern hemisphere, with rains over India particularly badly affected, according to a new study from researchers at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. By the 1750s, only about seven per cent of the global land area had been cleared

  • U.S. FCC Chairman defends net neutrality rules

    3 March, 2015 5:58 PM 4

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - The top watchdog of the U.S. telecommunications market defended new rules that will tighten regulation over the country's broadband providers as necessary to defend consumers' interests and openness on the Internet.Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday, Tom Wheeler, the head of the U.S. Federal Communications

  • Japan tells Uber to halt free pilot service in Fukuoka

    3 March, 2015 4:31 PM 2

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has been told to suspend a free ride service in Japan over the possible infringement of unlicensed-taxi restrictions, Kyodo News said on Tuesday, a blow to the company's hopes in a potentially big market.The transport ministry believes Uber's free taxi-like service in southern Japan, which matches passengers via a smartphone

  • BlackBerry unveils 'Leap'; says slider phone launch this yr

    3 March, 2015 3:18 PM 9

    Canadian handset maker BlackBerry on Tuesday unveiled its new mid-range 4G smartphone 'Leap' for USD 275 (about Rs 17,000) as it attempts to catch up with larger rivals like Samsung and Apple. Aimed at the young mobile professionals, the device features a five-inch all-touch screen with BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, 16 GB storage, 8 MP camera and 2,800 mAh battery