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Microsoft’s hardware strategy under scrutiny after record loss

(Reuters) – Sales of Microsoft Corp’s Surface tablets and Xbox gaming consoles are soaring. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

New York bank regulator seeks info about new instant messaging tools

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state’s banking regulator sent a letter to Symphony Communications Services LLC on Wednesday requesting information on instant messaging and other communications tools it says Goldman Sachs and other banks are likely to begin using. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

After hack, U.S. lawmakers look to protect ‘dot-gov’ domain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Wednesday to give the Department of Homeland Security more authority to protect government Internet addresses, hoping to prevent more cyber attacks like recent massive breaches at the...
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Betting on blockchain: firms seek fortune in bitcoin’s plumbing

LONDON (Reuters) – A year ago, bitcoin was widely dismissed as little more than a way for drug-dealers and terrorists to move money around anonymously. Now, some of the world’s biggest banks and companies are buying into the technology behind it. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

$5.7 billion wiped off European tech shares after Apple outlook disappoints

LONDON (Reuters) – Top European technology stocks shed nearly $6 billion of market value on Wednesday, with suppliers for Apple the top fallers after the tech giant’s revenue forecasts fell short of expectations. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Check Point profit jumps on strong demand for cyber security

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Network security provider Check Point Software Technologies is benefiting from strong global demand for threat-prevention and mobile-security products, it said on Wednesday as it reported better-than-expected quarterly profit. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

BlackBerry to buy messaging alerts firm AtHoc to expand software base

TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd said on Wednesday it is buying privately-held AtHoc, a provider of secure, networked crisis communications, as it moves to broaden its software offering and generate revenue from its BBM messaging service. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Senator urges probe of Apple’s music streaming practices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Tsinghua Holdings chief says still in Micron talks, hopeful on deal

TAIPEI (Reuters) – China’s Tsinghua Holdings is still discussing a potential deal to buy U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc and hopes it could eventually go through, the state-backed investment company’s chairman told Reuters on Thursday. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

LG Display second-quarter profit beats expectations, shares rebound

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd said on Thursday that operating profit for the April-June quarter nearly tripled from a year earlier, beating expectations on panel sales for large-sized televisions and mobile products. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015