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Alibaba options expected to be listed on September 29: exchanges

An employee is seen behind a glass wall with the logo of Alibaba at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang provinceBy Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company. The Chinese e-commerce company's options will be listed on CBOE Holdings Inc and International Securities Exchange Holdings' options exchanges on Sept. 29, pending the company's public sale of shares this week, the exchanges said on Tuesday. ...




U.S. FCC chief presses experts on mobile 'net neutrality' rules

Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the FCC on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks. The issue is at the heart of a debate over whether the FCC should undo exemptions applied to mobile carriers as it rewrites Internet traffic regulations, after an appeals court rejected its 2010 rules in January. ...




AT&T 'intrigued' by Mexico, Latin America : exec

The AT&T logo is pictured by its store in Carlsbad, CaliforniaNEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc is "intrigued" by Latin America and especially Mexico and would not rule out an opportunistic deal there even as it seeks to complete its $48.5 billion planned takeover of DirecTV, an AT&T executive said at a conference on Tuesday. AT&T is one of several potential buyers Carlos Slim's America Movil has contacted as it tries to sell a chunk of assets, according to a source familiar with the situation. ...




U.S. NSA chief says monitoring tech-savvy Islamic State

NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers speaks at a Reuters CyberSecurity Summit in WashingtonBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. military leaders outlined their strategy before Congress to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group's cyber capabilities. Asked whether the Sunni Muslim group was planning cyber attacks on U.S. interests, Admiral Mike Rogers said he could not discuss specifics of the organization's technical capabilities. ...




U.S. air force seeks funding for space surveillance satellites
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to request initial funding for three surveillance satellites to track objects in space as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request, a top Air Force general said Tuesday. General John Hyten, head of Air Force Space Command, told the annual Air Force Association conference the satellites would be a relatively inexpensive follow-on to the Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite built by Boeing Co. ...

Orange offers to buy Spain's Jazztel for 3.4 billion euros

The logos of Jazztel and Orange are pictured in MadridBy Leila Abboud and Julien Toyer PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - Orange has offered buy Spanish telecoms operator Jazztel for around 3.4 billion euros (4.40 billion US dollar), a deal that could help the French company jump ahead of rival Vodafone in the country's mobile market. Orange's offer for Jazztel is at 13 euros per share in cash, valuing it at 3.4 billion euros. The French company will pay for the acquisition with hybrid bonds and a capital increase of up to 2 billion euros. Jazztel Chairman Leopoldo Fernandez Pujals has agreed to sell his 14.5 percent stake. ...




Samsung is making a musical sitcom about how cool it is to work there

Samsung is making a musical sitcom about how cool it is to work thereKorean dramas are becoming a worldwide phenomenon, and it looks like Samsung is cashing in on their popularity. As spotted by Business Insider, upcoming "musicom" Best Future will explore young people's dreams and challenges over the course of six 10-minute long episodes. The gorgeous cast will also be performing covers of popular '80s and '90s tunes.




Yes, Unreal Engine 4 is coming to Samsung Gear VR too

Yes, Unreal Engine 4 is coming to Samsung Gear VR too




Swype keyboard launching on iOS 8 today for 99 cents

Swype keyboard launching on iOS 8 today for 99 centsApple will release iOS 8 for download later today, and you won't be waiting long for the first third-party keyboards to hit the App Store. In fact, there won't be any waiting at all. Swype will be available for 99 cents starting Wednesday, kicking off a competition between developers and Apple's own, new QuickType keyboard to decide who's come up with the best method for inputting text on your iPhone or iPad. Of course, with Swype and competitor SwiftKey — also launching alongside iOS 8 today for an even lower free — you no longer have to tap individual letters. ...




Verizon's HD voice and video chat only works on two phones (for now)

Verizon's HD voice and video chat only works on two phones (for now)




iPhone Overtime: Your questions about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, answered

CNETWe're giving you total access to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Use #askcnet to ask questions and make requests, or just comment below!>




Cosmos for Android lets you browse the web via SMS

Cosmos for Android lets you browse the web via SMS




Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)

The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time Tuesday by online tracker Internet Live StatsSan Francisco (AFP) - The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats.




Tomorrow Daily 052: Cheetah-bot goes off-leash, the coolest 'Star Wars' house ever, and more

Tomorrow Daily 052: Cheetah-bot goes off-leash, the coolest 'Star Wars' house ever, and moreOn today's show, Khail and Ashley panic a little about cheetah-bot's untethered evolution, gush about the amazing Korean home inspired by "Star Wars," and send high fives to Mangetsu-man, a Japanese superhero cleaning up the streets of Tokyo.>




Apple iPhone 6 Review

Apple iPhone 6 ReviewThe iPhone 6 is the biggest iPhone yet, and Apple says it's the best too. Nearly everything about this device has changed since last year's model, but there's one big question to answer: how does the iPhone change when the iPhone gets bigger?




Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

Apple iPhone 6 Plus ReviewIt's big. Really big. But the iPhone 6 Plus is designed to be much more than that: it's a fast, powerful, long-lasting hybrid between smartphone and tablet. And it has potential to be an entirely new, entirely different kind of Apple computer. It won't work in one hand, but the iPhone 6 Plus can do much more than you've ever done on an iPhone.




iPhone 6 Plus review

iPhone 6 Plus reviewI have really big hands.




iPhone 6 review

iPhone 6 reviewLet’s start with the facts.




Apple toughens iCloud backup security

Apple toughens iCloud backup securityTwo weeks after breach of celebrity iCloud accounts, Apple makes good on CEO Tim Cook's promises to strengthen security.>




iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: bigger and better, but with stiffer competition

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: bigger and better, but with stiffer competition




iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the wait

iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the wait




Star Apps: Dan Stevens

Star Apps: Dan StevensThe "Downton Abbey" actor plays against type and proper etiquette in his latest film, "The Guest."




Lyft brings carpool feature to Los Angeles, despite dispute

Lyft began testing a carpool feature called Lyft Line in San Francisco in August.Looking to help cut down on gridlock, the peer-to-peer car service rolls out Lyft Line in one of the most traffic-congested cities in the country.>




Android's new flatter design is taking over the Play Store app soon

Android's new flatter design is taking over the Play Store app soon




George the goldfish gets life-saving tumor surgery

George the goldfish undergoes a life-saving surgery.The complex procedure "went swimmingly," according to a statement from the Australian animal hospital where the operation took place.>




ZTE's new supersized phone packs a two-day battery and a low price

ZTE's new supersized phone packs a two-day battery and a low price




How ZTE plans to woo US consumers: Go big, go cheap

How ZTE plans to woo US consumers: Go big, go cheapWith supersized smartphones all the rage -- thanks to Samsung's Galaxy Note line and the newly unveiled iPhone 6 Plus -- ZTE offers its 5.7-inch ZMax.>




Google hires former Qualcomm exec to speed up Fiber

Google representative Kevin Lo speaks at the Provo Convention Center to announce that the city has been chosen as the third city in the country to get Google Fiber on April 17, 2013 in Provo, Utah.Dennis Kish now leads the search company's ultra-fast fiber Internet service as it expands to more US cities.>




ZTE's ZMax is a big, cheap phablet for T-Mobile

ZTE's ZMax is a big, cheap phablet for T-MobileZTE has announced its latest smartphone for the US market, the ZMax. Exclusive to T-Mobile, the ZMax is a 5.7-inch phablet that will sell for $252, or $10.50 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile's installment plan. The ZMax has a 3,400mAh battery, 8-megapixel camera, 720p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 16GB of internal storage, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. ZTE says it also has Dolby Digital sound enhancements and supports T-Mobile's LTE network and Wi-Fi calling features. It will be available for sale starting September 24th.




Samsung's new online sitcom tries to make its employees look hip

Samsung's new online sitcom tries to make its employees look hip




Apple has written a guide for people switching from Android to iPhone

Apple has written a guide for people switching from Android to iPhoneApple releases iOS 8 tomorrow, and its next generation of iPhone later this week. With the new models approaching larger Android phones in terms of screen size, the company appears to be expecting a lot of people will make the switch from Samsung, HTC, and other devices to its iPhone. To that end, it's provided a guide to moving all your stuff from Android to iOS.




Engadget Daily: LittleBits unveils BitLab, hands-on with the Socialmatic camera and more!

Engadget Daily: LittleBits unveils BitLab, hands-on with the Socialmatic camera and more!




You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality

You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual realityIt was only a matter of time. The iPad has been adapted for all sorts of intriguing and surprising purposes over the years (including, recently, a sex toy). Meanwhile, a number of enterprising organizations and individuals have sought to create makeshift virtual reality goggles out of people's readily available mobile devices (e.g. Google Cardboard). ...




Apple iCloud backups are finally protected by two-factor authentication (update)

Apple iCloud backups are finally protected by two-factor authentication (update)




NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

In this undated image provided by NASA, astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft for a fit check evaluation at the company's Houston Product Support Center. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, NASA will announce which one or two private companies wins the right to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. The deal will end NASA's expensive reliance on Russian crew transport. The contenders include SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corp., and Boeing. (AP Photo/NASA)NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.




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