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Some WhatsApp users still facing service disruption

(Reuters) – WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, said some users were still facing issues while accessing its messaging service. Source
Posted On 02 Jan 2016

Ukraine to probe suspected Russian cyber attack on grid

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will investigate a suspected cyber attack on its power grid, the energy ministry said on Thursday, an incident the country’s secret service has blamed on Russia. Source
Posted On 02 Jan 2016

Twitter to revive Politwoops, archive of politicians’ deleted tweets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Just in time for the homestretch to the first U.S. presidential primaries and caucuses, a popular archive of sometimes-misguided or embarrassing tweets that have been deleted by politicians and their staff has been resurrected by Twitter. Source
Posted On 02 Jan 2016

Foursquare near funding round that values it at $250 million – Re/code

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Foursquare, which makes apps that let users find restaurants and stores and “check” into them, is discussing a funding round that would set its value at $250 million, less than half its worth two years ago, tech news site Re/code...
Posted On 26 Dec 2015

Google, Ford in talks on self-driving car partnership: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google and Ford Motor Co are in talks about forming a partnership to develop autonomous car technology, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. Source
Posted On 26 Dec 2015

LPC-Qihoo 360 seeks $3.4 billion-equivalent buyout loan

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese mobile security software maker Qihoo 360 Technology Co is raising a US$3.4bn-equivalent loan to back its US$9.3bn buyout by a group of investors, banking sources said on Tuesday. Source
Posted On 26 Dec 2015

Exclusive: Cognizant, NTT, Atos vie for Dell’s Perot Systems – sources

(Reuters) – Business services companies Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, NTT Data Corp and Atos SE are competing to acquire Perot Systems, an IT management business of Dell Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Source
Posted On 26 Dec 2015

Kentucky fines PokerStar’s owner $870 million to cover residents’ losses

(Reuters) – Canadian gaming company Amaya Inc has been ordered by a Kentucky court to pay $870 million in penalties to cover alleged losses by the state’s residents who played real-money poker on PokerStars’ website between 2006 and 2011. Source
Posted On 26 Dec 2015

Uber says will ask appeals court for stay in driver class-action

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Wednesday that it would ask the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold all proceedings, including a trial, in a class-action lawsuit filed by its drivers over their employment status. Source
Posted On 26 Dec 2015

Palantir Technologies raises $880 million from investors

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Palantir Technologies, a data analytics and security company that helps government agencies track down terrorists and uncover financial fraud, said on Wednesday it has raised $880 million in its latest financing round. Source
Posted On 26 Dec 2015