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  • A parcel moves on the conveyor belt at Amazon's logistics centre in Graben
    Amazon's revenue increases even as spending climbs 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, … More »Amazon's revenue increases even as spending climbs

    A parcel moves on the conveyor belt at Amazon's logistics centre in Graben

    By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce giant branches into new businesses. The Seattle-based company's overall revenue growth bested the average …

  • Touchscreen chip demand boosts Synaptics results, forecast 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Synaptics Inc reported better-than-expected third-quarter results as demand from mobile phone makers for its touchscreen chips surged, sending its shares … More »Touchscreen chip demand boosts Synaptics results, forecast

    (Reuters) - Synaptics Inc reported better-than-expected third-quarter results as demand from mobile phone makers for its touchscreen chips surged, sending its shares up more than 12 percent in after-hours trading. Synaptics, which has gained market share as more and more mobile devices adopt the touch interface, also forecast …

  • Sears President and CEO Doug Campbell attends the company's AGM in Toronto on Thursday April 24, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
    Sears Canada CEO wants middle-class shoppers, won't chase upscale market 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    TORONTO - Sears Canada isn't interested in stocking high-priced runway styles and lavish decor because it's not what middle-class shoppers want to buy, chief executive … More »Sears Canada CEO wants middle-class shoppers, won't chase upscale market

    Sears President and CEO Doug Campbell attends the company's AGM in Toronto on Thursday April 24, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

    TORONTO - Sears Canada isn't interested in stocking high-priced runway styles and lavish decor because it's not what middle-class shoppers want to buy, chief executive Douglas Campbell says. While other stores such as Hudson's Bay have added posh new brands in pursuit of well-heeled shoppers, Campbell said Canadians are …

  • A man poses for a photo in front of the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York
    Trend-setter Apple's stock split could bring out the copycats 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple has long been a trend-setter whose hot products attract imitators, and now its recent stock split might help revive a trend … More »Trend-setter Apple's stock split could bring out the copycats

    A man poses for a photo in front of the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York

    By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple has long been a trend-setter whose hot products attract imitators, and now its recent stock split might help revive a trend from the 1990s that has all but disappeared on Wall Street. Apple Inc's move might inspire others, some believe, but only modestly. "It could become …

  • Senior VP of Engineering at Google Vic Gundotra before a Google event in San Francisco
    Google social networking boss Gundotra leaving company 2 hours 28 minutes ago

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's head of social networking services, Vic Gundotra, is leaving the Internet search company, he said on Thursday, … More »Google social networking boss Gundotra leaving company

    Senior VP of Engineering at Google Vic Gundotra before a Google event in San Francisco

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's head of social networking services, Vic Gundotra, is leaving the Internet search company, he said on Thursday, three years after overseeing the launch of the Google+ social network. Gundotra, who has worked at Google for eight years, announced the move in a Google+ …

  • By Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's communications regulator has ordered three cellphone companies to pay 5.8 billion CFA francs ($12.23 million) in fines for poor service. The Authority for the Regulation of Electronic Communications and Post said on Thursday it fined Airtel Burkina 2.4 billion …

  • A portrait of the Facebook logo in Ventura

    Facebook said on Thursday that it has created a newswire tool tailored to journalists, part of a broader effort to be the go-to place for conversation for its 1 billion users. Called FB Newswire, it is designed to help journalists share and embed newsworthy Facebook content that is made public by its members such as photos, …

  • People hold a banner in support of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff as she addresses the opening ceremony of NETmundial, a major conference on the future of Internet governance in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Rousseff ratified a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web during the conference. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    SAO PAULO - An international two-day conference on Internet governance is drawing to a close in Brazil as government officials, academics and technical experts from some 90 countries debate how the Internet should be run. The final document of the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, or …

  • SAN FRANCISCO - Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.

  • BOSTON (Reuters) - Security software maker Rapid7 said on Thursday that it has hired Nick Percoco, a security researcher who is well known for his work hacking mobile devices. He will serve as vice president of strategic services, running a newly created consulting team within Rapid7. Percoco is a "White Hat," …

  • WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is proposing a law that would ban misleading advertising about Internet, telephone, cable TV and other services. The Consumer Protection Amendment Act, introduced in the legislature Thursday, would require companies to prominently display the full cost of each service — not just a discount …

  • Attendees surf the internet at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    The U.S. communications regulator on Thursday sought to tame an outcry over "net neutrality" rules it is developing, saying the agency would make sure broadband providers which "unreasonably" discriminate against Web traffic are punished. New rules proposed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler would …

  • NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app best known by the fuzzy pink moustaches on its cars, is launching its service in 24 new U.S. markets. The move comes as rival Uber is expanding internationally, with a launch in Beijing earlier this week.

  • Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) is getting into the streaming music business through a partnership with digital service Rdio. The Calgary-based telecommunications company said Thursday that it has launched a marketing, content and promotion partnership designed to boost the presence of Rdio in Canada. Financial terms …

  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg smiles in the stage before delivering a keynote speech during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has acquired the maker of a mobile app that can track the distance consumers walk or run and measure the calories burned, giving the social networking company an entree into the nascent market for fitness and health monitoring technology. Facebook did not disclose …