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  • Kim Dotcom talks exclusively to Reuters during his Internet Party pool party at the Dotcom mansion in Coatesville
    Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    By Naomi Tajitsu AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting … More »Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party

    Kim Dotcom talks exclusively to Reuters during his Internet Party pool party at the Dotcom mansion in Coatesville

    By Naomi Tajitsu AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting with some of the 700 guests gathered to celebrate the political party he launched last month to promote Internet freedom. In Dotcom's alternate universe, …

  • Timeline: Megaupload founder and suspected online pirate enters politics 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, facing extradition from New Zealand to the United States to face online piracy charges, is cast variously as commercial visionary, digital … More »Timeline: Megaupload founder and suspected online pirate enters politics

    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, facing extradition from New Zealand to the United States to face online piracy charges, is cast variously as commercial visionary, digital martyr, online freedom campaigner, swindler and thief. January 2012 - Around 70 New Zealand police, some armed, raid Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's mansion …

  • Mock Bitcoins are displayed on a table in an illustration picture taken in Berlin
    China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown 3 hours ago

    By Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an online … More »China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown

    Mock Bitcoins are displayed on a table in an illustration picture taken in Berlin

    By Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies. …

  • Mascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game "Candy Crush Saga" pose outside the New York Stock Exchange
    Tencent launches Candy Crush game in China 4 hours ago

    Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch a Chinese version of King Digital Entertainment Plc's explosively popular "Candy Crush Saga" game in China, as the … More »Tencent launches Candy Crush game in China

    Mascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game "Candy Crush Saga" pose outside the New York Stock Exchange

    Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch a Chinese version of King Digital Entertainment Plc's explosively popular "Candy Crush Saga" game in China, as the UK-based mobile games maker looks to woo new users to support flagging sales in the United States and Europe. The web-based game, which involves lining up …

  • File photo of an employee walking past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou
    Alibaba's growth accelerates, U.S. IPO filing expected next week 7 hours ago

    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company … More »Alibaba's growth accelerates, U.S. IPO filing expected next week

    File photo of an employee walking past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou

    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering. Alibaba is expected to file prospectus for the share …

  • File photo of an employee walking past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to file the prospectus for its U.S. initial public offering next week, sources said on Wednesday, moving closer to what could be the biggest-ever listing by a technology firm. Alibaba's documents could be filed as soon as Monday, added …

  • A man uses his mobile phone in front of a giant advertisement promoting Samsung Electronics' new Galaxy S5 smartphone, at an art hall in central Seoul

    By Miyoung Kim and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy S5 smartphone should outsell its predecessor and defy predictions that the South Korean titan's latest model will struggle in a tough market for high-end handsets, a top executive said. The world's biggest smartphone maker has slashed …

  • SAN FRANCISCO - A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies …

  • People talk in front of a Baidu's company logo at Baidu's headquarters in Beijing

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China's leading internet search provider, has launched a mobile payment and wealth management platform after its main domestic rivals launched similar products. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, through its mobile payment arm, Alipay, launched Alipay Wallet in January 2013, which included a …

  • An example of the new experimental storm surge potential flooding map showing southwest Florida is seen in this image provided by NOAA

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges. "We are not a storm surge savvy nation. Yet storm surge is responsible …

  • The Canada Revenue Agency says that 900 social insurance numbers were stolen as a result of the Heartbleed bug.

    By now you've surely seen dozens of news reports about the Heartbleed bug. The viral threat has led to the shutdown of several Canadian government websites, the need to reset dozens of passwords, and even the paranoia that you may … Continue reading →

  • SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer. The positive signs in the Yahoo's first-quarter report overshadowed a 20 per cent decline in the company's earnings during the …

  • An Intel logo is seen at the company's offices in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv

    By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp's first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street's estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments …

  • The final defendants in what the U.S. government called its first prosecution of a counterfeit apps case have pleaded guilty over their roles in alleged schemes to traffic in pirated Android mobile device applications. Thomas Pace, 38, of Oregon City, Oregon, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of conspiring to commit …

  • By Marina Lopes NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major U.S. wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. Starting in July 2015, all smartphones …