National NewsAmerica Movil says not in talks over T-Mobile US
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - America Movil is not talking to anybody at this stage about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US, Chief Executive Daniel Hajj told a conference call on Friday. Germany's Monthly Manager Magazin on Thursday said America Movil was a possible buyer of the company, citing people familiar with Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom owns close to 67 percent of T-Mobile US. (Reporting by Christine Murray)
Apple CEO says had 'very open' privacy talks in China: Xinhua
BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook was quoted on Friday as saying he had "very open" talks on privacy and security with a senior Chinese official, days after a web monitoring group linked the government to a hack into Apple's iCloud service in China. Cook's remarks, made in an interview to the official Xinhua news agency, were his first public comments since meeting Vice Premier Ma Kai in Beijing on Wednesday. Cook's China visit has been overshadowed by a report by web monitoring group Greatfire. ...
FCC now anticipates start of incentive auction in early 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission expects to begin the major auction of low-frequency airwaves in early 2016 instead of the previously planned mid-2015, an FCC official said in a Friday blog post. ...
Ericsson flags North America slowdown
By Sven Nordenstam and Olof Swahnberg STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Mobile telecoms gear maker Ericsson said on Friday a slowdown in North America created uncertainty over fourth quarter sales as operators cut spending after big investments in high-speed networks. A build-out of the newest 4G/LTE networks by operators in North America, where Ericsson makes about a quarter of its sales and Chinese rival Huawei is effectively barred from doing business, has supported the Swedish firm at a time of stagnation in much of Europe. ...
Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up
By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins largely intact. The results on Thursday allayed fears of investors in recent days that the industry shift toward lower-margin cloud services was proving hard for established technology leaders to master. Microsoft shares, which have climbed 33 percent over the past year, rose another 3 percent in after-hours trading to $46.36. ...
Amazon's holiday-quarter forecast disappoints, shares dive
By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower on Thursday. After an unusually busy first half of the year that saw the online retailer spend on developing everything from mobile phones and Hollywood-style production to grocery deliveries, investors were ready to see it curtail its ambitions and start delivering sustainable profits. ...
Synaptics hit by weak demand for touchscreen chips for smartphones
By Lehar Maan (This Oct. 23 story has been corrected to change references to IC (interface controller) from fingerprint touch ID. This version has removed background paragraph on touch ID) (Reuters)- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. ...
Meet the startups trying to stop pedestrian deaths
As phones get more powerful and screens get bigger, it gets harder and harder to pull our attention away from them, even when it puts us at risk. One place where that unavoidably happens is in the intersections of city streets, where pedestrians, bikers, and drivers meet — sometimes violently.
A new 'Harry Potter' story will unfold on Halloween
Deezer buys podcast app Stitcher
Deezer has purchased the talk radio and podcast app Stitcher, giving the widely used music service access to 35,000 radio shows and podcasts. Stitcher's iOS and Android apps will continue to be supported for those who just want to listen to talk radio, but TechCrunch reports that Deezer eventually plans to make all of those shows available through its core service too.
This man just sold Ebola.com for $200,000
Just a few weeks ago, businessman Jon Schultz was hoping to capitalize on news headlines around the globe and wanted to sell the Ebola.com domain for around $150,000. After buying Ebola.com for $13,500 in 2008, Schultz's Blue String Ventures just flipped the domain for $200,000. According to this SEC filing, the buyer is a Russian company called Weed Growth Fund, which is paying $50,000 in cash and handing over 19,192 shares it holds in another pot-focused company, Cannabis Sativa. Based in Nevada, Cannabis Sativa is led by two-term New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and aims to grow its business by marketing marijuana products for recreational and medical use as legalization becomes more common around the world.
The NYC Ebola patient has turned us all into spies
Craig Spencer is now the most-watched man in New York. Last night, the 33-year-old doctor was confirmed as New York's first case of Ebola. In the hours since, detectives and reporters have pored over every detail of his seven days in New York. We know where he lives, where he ate dinner the night before he was hospitalized, where he went bowling, and the brand of car service that brought him home.
Investors fall out of love with Amazon, but Wall Street doesn't
Iron Man's ‘Hulkbuster’ armor is the biggest clue to Marvel's 5-year future
This week's Avengers; Age of Ultron trailer was a surprise reveal for everyone — chief among them Marvel itself, who decided to combat a poor-quality leak by publishing the full HD version one week earlier than expected. There's a lot to glean from the trailer if you care to go frame by frame, but the definite centerpiece is Iron Man in a major public fight with the Hulk.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shooting a 4K film with Samsung's NX1
Apple CEO had 'very open' talks with China on privacy, security
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Deezer buys Stitcher, a stab at marrying talk and tunes online
9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $36!)
This has been a great week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free, but we have a few more gems to share with you before the week is done. Thursday’s list included seven great paid iOS apps that were made available for free for a limited time (a few of them are still free if you hurry), but today we have nine apps regularly worth a combined $36 and each and every one is free for a short time. DON’T MISS: This free app is a fantastic alternative to Google’s game-changing email app ‘Inbox’ These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers.
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Sprint's iPhone for life program to offer annual upgrade
Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect
The reason the “bend test” videos for the iPhone 6 Plus went viral is that they raised questions about whether the device would bend just from carrying it around in your pants pocket. This shouldn’t be a concern for anyone who owns an iPad Air 2, since the tablet was never intended to be carried around in your pants pocket and we can’t imagine any reason for a sane person to do so. All the same, that hasn’t stopped YouTuber Marvin Macht from putting the iPad Air 2 through a bend test of his own and the tablet predictably did not hold up well under pressure. READ OUR iPAD AIR 2 REVIEW: iPad Air 2 is as monumental as original iPhone The
This video game might be the future of ADHD and Alzheimer's treatment
New music recommendations: Chvrches, Jessie Ware, Foo Fighters, and more
Every week, a veritable flood of new music is released to the world, and with it the tyranny of choice rears its ugly head. There's only so many hours in the day, so where do you focus your listening energies? That's where our Verge New Music Recommendations come in: it's our entirely subjective, non-comprehensive attempt to throw the favorite new songs and albums we've stumbled upon this week your way. Of course, we're barely skimming the surface here — feel free to throw an auditory discoveries you've made this week in the comments, and get busy listening. The Budos Band — Burnt Offering
Scientist trumps his own work three weeks after winning the Nobel Prize
Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones
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The whimsical animations of Robin Davey
Millions of candidate Ebola vaccine doses should be ready in 2015, WHO says
Millions of doses of a candidate Ebola vaccine are expected to be available next year, with efficacy trials beginning in certain West African countries this December, the World Health Organization said this morning. The are currently two candidate vaccines for Ebola that are ready to begin human trials, and five others are expected to get started during the first several months of next year. The vaccines must be determined to be safe and effective before a mass vaccination begins, however. ...
New trailers: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Halo Nightfall,' 'Judge Dredd: Superfiend,' and more
Between Avengers and Halo, this was a huge week for trailers — though we can't blame you if you missed everything else in all the sci-fi and comic-book commotion. We've rounded up eight of this week's best trailers below so you can see everything that's coming up all in one place.
The iPhone 6 Plus might have a serious software problem you should know about
Even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch was a great success for the company, with 2014 iPhones registering record sales according to Apple, several issues have stained Apple’s iPhone 6 launch, including iOS 8 software problems and the #Bendgate mess, to name just a few. More recently, it was discovered that the iPhone 6’s plastic antenna covers also come with one unexpected flaw. Now, AppleInsider points us to a growing thread on Apple’s support forum that details a potential software issue affecting iPhone 6 Plus handsets. FROM EARLIER: A new iPhone 6 problem arises: Dye from jeans is ruining the iPhone’s plastic strips The thread in questions has over 9,200 views and more than 60 responses, and it details constant
Procter & Gamble plan to spin-off Duracell
A 3D slice of the universe 10.8 billion years ago
The Vergecast 124: an incorrect oral history of vaping
Following an immediate but brief foray into Nilay Patel’s dark memoir-in-progress, the Vergecast progresses nicely into a week chock full of news, led by Nilay, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce. We have Google’s new Nexus lineup, Apple’s new iPads and iMac, a brave new email paradigm, and Twitter’s content problems. Then, for some reason, there was some mild debate about the nature of vaping, but you’ll have to listen to fully grasp that thread. Audio:
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LG G3 Screen powered by in-house 'Nuclun' processor launches in Korea
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