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  • The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San Francisco
    Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords Fri, 18 Apr, 2014

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming … More »Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

    The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San Francisco

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms. Tech workers brought a …

  • A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California
    Patent consortium Rockstar loses bid to move Google case Thu, 17 Apr, 2014

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation from Google Inc's home … More »Patent consortium Rockstar loses bid to move Google case

    A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation from Google Inc's home turf in California to Texas, according to a court ruling. Rockstar, which counts Apple Inc as an investor, outbid Google and paid $4.5 billion for thousands …

  • Mt. Gox suitors seek creditor support to save bitcoin exchange Thu, 17 Apr, 2014

    (Reuters) - A group of investors, which is seeking to buy Mt. Gox, has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent … More »Mt. Gox suitors seek creditor support to save bitcoin exchange

    (Reuters) - A group of investors, which is seeking to buy Mt. Gox, has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets. The investor group, which offered to take over the assets of Mt. Gox and revive it, has received backing from many creditors …

  • XBox One is seen on display at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles
    Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million Thu, 17 Apr, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. … More »Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

    XBox One is seen on display at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. In January, the U.S. software company said Xbox One sales had crossed three million as of the end of 2013. The console went on sale on November 22 in 13 countries, …

  • Weibo Corporation Chairman Charles Chao speaks during a visit to the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Weibo's initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York
    Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors Thu, 17 Apr, 2014

    By Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York … More »Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

    Weibo Corporation Chairman Charles Chao speaks during a visit to the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Weibo's initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York

    By Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user, celebrated a different kind of coming-out: …

  • A Michaels arts and crafts store is seen in San Diego, California

    (Reuters) - Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers. The company said in January that it was working with federal law enforcement officials …

  • Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday. Weibo was launched four years ago by Chinese online media company Sina Corp. Weibo provides a Twitter-like service that allows users to post a feed of up to 140 Chinese characters to share with others. Weibo raised $285.6 million, …

  • FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Target retail store in Watertown, Mass. Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes. The nation's second-largest discounter started its subscription service in September by offering 150 baby products, like baby wipes and diapers, for delivery. Target is expanding that program …

  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc's first-quarter results beat expectations, sending its shares higher as the chipmaker tries to replace dwindling sales of PC chips with its processors for game consoles. With the PC industry shrinking for eight straight quarter due to consumers' preferences for tablets and smartphones, AMD is …

  • (Reuters) - Rockwell Collins Inc, maker of a key communications system for jets, is interested in joining a task force on improving global airline tracking to prevent further disappearances of planes like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, its chief executive said on Thursday. Chief Executive Officer Kelly Ortberg said the …

  • Facebook location

    Facebook knows a lot about you, including, in many cases, the location you’re posting from. Now the social network wants other people to know where you are, too.

  • By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly sensitive information, or to use strong enough passwords, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday. In addition to the cybersecurity failings, …

  • Wheeler and Pai testify before a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the FY2015 budget justification for the FCC, on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, in a letter to Representative John Barrow, reaffirmed his plans to restrict how much spectrum the biggest U.S. carriers, Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc, could buy in the auction scheduled for mid-2015. Wheeler's letter comes a day after AT&T, the No. 2 wireless …

  • In this Feb. 20, 2014 photo, a man walks through a hall at Secret Service offices in Washington. Secret Service investigators say it could take years to identify the hackers who breached Target’s computer systems in December _and even longer to bring them to justice. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    WASHINGTON - Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 million debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other …

  • This image provided by Facebook shows how users can manually share their location using the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, Nearby Friends will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Unless you manually share your location, as shown here, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called "Nearby Friends," the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphone's GPS system …