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  • Google app store gets more oversight

    17 March, 2015 1:07 PM 23

    By Alexei OreskovicSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is tightening supervision of its freewheeling Play store, forming a special team to screen new apps for malware and sexually explicit material, and strengthening its age-based rating system. The change brings Google Play, a bazaar for digital games, social media apps and entertainment software

  • Orange will take time to review options on Dailymotion

    17 March, 2015 11:24 AM 15

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's Orange plans to take more time to review options for selling a stake in video sharing site Dailymotion, denying media reports that it was to enter exclusive talks with Asia's PCCW."We did not sign an exclusivity with PCCW," said Orange Chief Executive Stephane Richard at a presentation on the group's 2020 strategy. "We want to take a bit of time to evaluate

  • Sony revises Q3 profit upwards in official announcement

    17 March, 2015 9:26 AM 22

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony Corp said on Tuesday its official third-quarter operating profit was 182 billion yen ($1.5 billion), up 2.2 percent from the estimate it reported last month, boosted by cost cuts and strong sales of sensors and videogames. The earlier estimate wasn't final, as Sony had not yet compiled accurate

  • Snapdeal to invest up to $200 mln to improve deliveries

    17 March, 2015 9:22 AM 22

    REUTERS - Ecommerce company will invest $150 million-$200 million to strengthen its delivery network in the next financial year, an executive said.The SoftBank backed company had invested in a minority stake in logistics company GoJavas, Rohit Bansal, co-founder of Snapdeal, said on Tuesday. He did not say how much the investment was worth

  • Japan's Nintendo to develop smartphone games with online firm

    17 March, 2015 9:22 AM 24

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd and online gaming firm DeNA are teaming up to develop smartphone games featuring the likes of Super Mario, in a bid to retain users increasingly shunning their console and browser-based games.The two companies said on Tuesday that they would buy 22 billion yen ($181.4 million) worth of shares in each other

  • Apple in talks to launch online TV service

    17 March, 2015 2:30 AM 22

    REUTERS - Apple Inc is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, and be available across all devices powered by Apple's iOS operating system, including

  • Facebook updates community standards guiding what is acceptable to share on site

    17 March, 2015 2:11 AM 42

    Washington: Social media giant Facebook has updated a set of standards on what is acceptable to share on its platform, a press release from the company on Monday said. Facebook's "community standards" look to "help people understand what is acceptable to share on Facebook", the company said in the statement. "These standards are designed to create an environment

  • Uber CFO Brent Callinicos steps down

    16 March, 2015 10:18 PM 11

    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's Chief Financial Officer Brent Callinicos is stepping down, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an email from the online taxi service's CEO.Callinicos, a former Google Inc executive, will be an advisor to Uber. No replacement has been named yet, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told investors in the email, the Journal

  • Snapdeal in talks to acquire logistics firm GoJavas for Rs 200 crore

    16 March, 2015 11:04 AM 52

    New Delhi: Online marketplace major Snapdeal is in talks to acquire logistics firm GoJavas in a deal estimated to be about Rs 150-200 crore, as it looks to further strengthen its delivery operations in the country. According to sources, Snapdeal is expected to announce the acquisition of the former logistics arm of e-tailer Jabong in the next two weeks

  • Metal trees make a home for pelicans

    15 March, 2015 2:12 PM 70

    At Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh, Pelicans sit atop tall poles, which they seem to ‘own’. These metal poles, crested by circular perches, have been erected to make up for a striking dearth of trees. To the delight of the forest officials, these birds have taken to these poles, where they nest and nurture their young. Kolleru Lake sprawls over 245 sq. km., covering