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Apple in talks to launch Apple Pay in Canada: WSJ

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is planning to launch its electronic payments service in Canada in November, the first international expansion of Apple Pay, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

Data app pushes Chinese factories to cut pollution

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When environmentalist Ma Jun set out to tackle pollution from Chinese industries, it seemed a near-impossible task. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

Symantec CEO says pressing ahead with Veritas spin-off

(Reuters) – Software security and storage provider Symantec is moving ahead with its plans to split into two publicly traded companies by January, a move that it views as more tax-efficient than a sale of one of its units, top executives said this week. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

FCC to open up valuable airwaves for tech and telecom companies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Friday voted to open a swath of government-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies such as Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc as they seek to meet growing data demands from new wireless devices. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

EU telecoms reform to address competition from WhatsApp, Skype

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe’s telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

EU to investigate transparency of Internet search results: document

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

Crafts website company Etsy valued at $4 billion in market debut

(Reuters) – Shares of Etsy Inc, an online marketplace for handmade goods and crafts, more than doubled in their debut on Thursday, valuing the company at about $4 billion. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

Microsoft and Yahoo amend search deal

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc amended a 2009 search partnership, giving Yahoo more control over how search results are displayed on desktops and mobile devices. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

Berlin court upholds ban on Uber ride-share service

BERLIN (Reuters) – A Berlin court has upheld a ban on the U.S-based online taxi service Uber, which allows users to summon a ride with their smartphones, saying the company did not comply with German laws on the carriage of passengers. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

India’s Tata Consultancy accused in U.S. lawsuit of South Asian bias

(Reuters) – Tata Consultancy Services Ltd has been sued by a white American information technology worker who accused India’s largest software services exporter of overwhelming favoritism toward workers of South Asian descent in the United States. Source
Posted On 17 Apr 2015