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Twitter launches video streaming app Periscope

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc launched a video streaming app called Periscope on Thursday, just days after reports that it had blocked a rival app called Meerkat. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

New U.N. investigator to probe digital spying

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations top human rights body agreed on Thursday to appoint a special investigator to probe digital spying and violations of online privacy. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Accenture raises revenue growth forecast for second time

(Reuters) – Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its full-year revenue growth forecast for the second time as it won more business from companies looking to cut costs and improve efficiency in a tough economic environment. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Zynga must face U.S. lawsuit alleging fraud tied to IPO

(Reuters) – Zynga Inc must face a lawsuit that accuses the gaming company known for its “FarmVille” game of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after its December 2011 initial public offering. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

U.S. questions China at WTO on banking technology restrictions

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about China’s restrictions on the use of foreign information technology equipment by the banking sector, according to a filing published by the World Trade Organization on Thursday. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Dutch regulators raid Uber offices over court ruling compliance

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch regulatory agency raided the Amsterdam offices of taxi hailing service Uber on Thursday in connection with its UberPOP unit after a court deemed it illegal in December. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

EU antitrust regulators to investigate ecommerce

BERLIN (Reuters) – European Union regulators plan to investigate ecommerce to help remove barriers to cross-border trade in the 28-nation bloc, the EU’s antitrust chief said, a move that may lead to action against companies which deliberately block online sales. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Amazon in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter: Forbes

(Reuters) – Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Verizon’s online video service revenue may depend on ads: CFO

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc may rely largely on advertising for revenue from its upcoming online video service, Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said in an interview. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep its people isolated – a symbol of change in one of the world’s most repressed societies. Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015