National NewsHP fourth-quarter revenue drops on weak enterprise demand
By Sarah McBride (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co said its quarterly revenue fell in almost every business segment over the year, highlighting weaknesses ahead of the company's planned 2015 separation of its enterprise services from its traditional computer and printing units. Sales fell 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter to $28.41 billion, from $29.13 billion a year earlier, HP said on Tuesday. Analysts had expected $28.76 billion. Profit declined 2.7 percent to $2.01 billion, or $1.06 cents a share, compared with $1.01 cents a share a year ago, in line with analysts' expectations. ...
United States says EU's Google case should not be politicized
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draft plan by two EU lawmakers to break up Google Inc , saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine. The U.S. Mission to the European Union said in an email it "noted with concern" the call for competition regulators to consider splitting search engines from other Internet services. ...
Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed selfie app Shots: CNBC
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie photo-sharing app, CNBC reported, citing a source close to the Justin Bieber-backed company. The microblogging website is particularly interested in the app's more than 3 million users, nearly two-thirds of whom are women under 24, CNBC said. (http://cnb.cx/1AQ7U34) A Twitter spokesperson said the company does not comment on rumor and speculation. Shots could not be reached immediately for comment. (This version of the story was refiled to fix media coding.) (Reporting by Abhirup Roy in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D'Souza)
Samsung Group sells shares in chemical, defense arms for $1.7 billion
By Joyce Lee and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Group said on Wednesday it is selling stakes in four chemical and defense firms for 1.9 trillion won ($1.72 billion) to Hanwha Group, the latest move in the massive task of restructuring the country's largest conglomerate. Samsung Group is reorganizing its business empire to make it easier for the children of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd chairman Lee Kun-hee, 72, who has been hospitalized since a May heart attack, to divvy up the conglomerate. ...
Microsoft to pay China $140 million for 'tax evasion'
SEATTLE (Reuters) - China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on U.S. corporations doing business there. According to an article published by China's Xinhua official news agency on Sunday, an unnamed U.S. multinational must pay the Chinese government 840 million yuan ($137 million) in back taxes and interest, as well as more than 100 million yuan in additional taxes a year in the future. ...
Sony Pictures computer system down after reported hack
(Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment said its computer system was down for a second day on Tuesday, following media reports of a major hacking attack aimed at the film and television studio. Before Sony Pictures' computers went dark on Monday, the screens displayed an image of a red skeleton with the phrase "Hacked By #GOP," according to the Los Angeles Times. The hackers warned the unit of Sony Corp that they had obtained "secrets" that they would leak on the Web, the newspaper reported. "We've already warned you, and this is just a beginning. ...
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HBO teams up with Tencent to sell its TV shows in China
'Did you break this?' Lenovo Yoga ad pranks stunned shoppers
Here's how to watch what's happening in Ferguson and across the United States tonight
Protests that began in Ferguson, Missouri are sweeping the United States tonight, after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown on August 9th. People in cities spanning both coasts are marching in protest of Brown's death, shutting down highways, and being confronted by police. And many are providing live accounts of the events in their area. Everyone can watch now.
Samsung to speed up restructure by selling defense business
As part of its group-wide restructuring plan to focus on electronics, finance and construction, Samsung is selling its defense and military affiliates for almost $2 billion to South Korean compatriot Hanwha.>
Does Verizon realize it made a huge net neutrality mistake?
Both AT&T and Comcast — two companies that are not exactly fond of net neutrality regulations — reportedly tried to warn Verizon against suing the Federal Communications Commission over its 2010 net neutrality rules. The carrier went through with it anyway and now there are signs it’s feeling regret. RELATED: Verizon’s greed may have finally gone too far Ars Technica notices that Verizon now says that it won’t sue the FCC again if it simply tries to reinstate its 2010 rules, despite the fact that Verizon successfully got them tossed out of court for being built on shaky legal ground. It’s rather amusing that Verizon thinks that the FCC will just go back to its old regulations by promising to
Uber said to be near funding round that doubles its valuation
NASA is the first to 3D-print objects in space
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station came a step closer to self-sufficiency yesterday by successfully manufacturing the first 3D-printed part to be produced in space. The printer, installed aboard the ISS last week by NASA commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore, was used to produce a replacement plastic faceplate for its own extruder system using a technique called additive manufacturing. NASA says the project is "paving the way for future long-term space expeditions," — by demonstrating that replacement parts for repairs could be produced in space, the space agency shows that astronauts may soon not have to wait for supplies to reach them from Earth, potentially allowing them to travel further from our planet's surface.
Facebook, Twitter ruining Christmas, says bishop
Pew Research: You know the internet, but you might not 'get' it
Google’s latest security tool lets you easily deactivate any connected devices
There’s a decent chance that if you read BGR and other technology blogs on a regular basis, you own multiple connected devices. Most of these devices are probably connected to your Google account as well, especially considering the fact that Gmail has become one of the primary email services for work and personal use. But could you list every single device that currently has access to your Google account? READ MORE: You have to try this hidden game in Google’s mobile Chrome browser Thanks to the latest security tool from Google, you’ll never have to. On Monday, Google added a Devices and Activity dashboard to all user accounts. It lists each and every device that has access to your account, giving you the
Working Lego particle accelerator finds the Minifigs Boson
Apple ad teases gamers, annoys gamers
Samsung thinks you need a house full of Galaxy gadgets to brighten your Christmas
Samsung on Tuesday released a new promo video to kick off the holiday season, highlighting several Galaxy-branded devices and other Samsung products, with the help of famed Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, the celebrity couple the company already used in a different ad in mid-September. FROM EARLIER: Video: Check out Apple’s hilarious new iPhone 6 commercials “From wearing matching PJ’s and sweaters to over-the-top decorating, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard know how to do it big for the holiday season. This year, they’re inviting you over to ring in the holidays with their family,” Samsung writes. The company is using several new Galaxy devices in the two-minute long video, including the recently released Galaxy Note Edge, the Gear S smartwatch,
Firefox will let you search specific websites with one click
Tomorrow Daily 092: Mistletoe drones, Europa in HD, real-life bacon meme, and more
On today's show, we debate the usefulness of drones inside restaurants (especially drones carrying mistletoe), check out Europa in stunning HD, and watch a beloved bacon internet meme come to life via a laser printer hack.>
Mark Zuckerberg schedules second Q&A with the public
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NASA completes first successful in-space 3D-printing project
Despite the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung is still America’s phablet king
Although 2014 has been a pretty bad year for Samsung overall, the company can still take solace in the fact that people still seem to love its gigantic phones more than any other models — including the iPhone 6 Plus. Chitika has done some analysis of North American smartphone traffic from devices whose displays measure in at 5 inches or greater and has found that despite the added competition from Apple this fall, Samsung is still America’s phablet king. DON’T MISS: Our Galaxy Note 4 review “With Samsung’s sizable number of offerings in the segment, it’s no wonder that users of its larger-screened smartphones drive more than 77% of all phablet-based Web traffic within North America,” Chitika writes. “However, current usage statistics
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AMD says Carrizo is coming, but real action may be in 2016
AMD is trying to regain its mojo in PCs. Last week the company updated its mobile roadmap and provided the first details on two chips slated to ship next year. But the next big bets for AMD won’t arrive until 2016.
NASA is 3D printing objects in space
Watch the first trailer for Jurassic World right now
Against all odds, there’s going to be a fourth Jurassic Park movie in 2015. Jurassic World has been in various stages of production at Universal Pictures since 2001, but it finally began picking up steam over the past few years, casting Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt in the lead role. Until now, the plot of the movie has been a well-kept secret, but the official trailer released on Tuesday tells us all we need to know about Jurassic World. 22 years after the events of the first film, Jurassic World, a dinosaur theme park, has opened on Isla Nublar. The dinosaurs appear to have been tamed, which has given researchers the opportunity to experiment on them, eventually leading to the creation of
Star Apps: 'The Imitation Game'
HP earnings show continued struggle
HP ends fiscal year with mixed earnings report
Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."
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