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  • Chipmaker Synaptics rides popularity of fingerprint ID phones 6 hours ago

    The growing popularity of using fingerprints to unlock mobile phones and other devices is expected to drive growth at Synaptics Inc , which makes the chips enabling the … More »Chipmaker Synaptics rides popularity of fingerprint ID phones

    The growing popularity of using fingerprints to unlock mobile phones and other devices is expected to drive growth at Synaptics Inc , which makes the chips enabling the technology popularized by Apple Inc's iPhone 5S. Synaptics' chips for fingerprint ID and touchscreens are used in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's <005930.KS> …

  • A parcel moves on the conveyor belt at Amazon's logistics centre in Graben
    Amazon's revenue increases even as spending rises 6 hours ago

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

    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, largely offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce company branches into new businesses. Amazon's international unit, which accounts for 40 percent …

  • Attendees surf the internet at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills
    FCC pushes back against criticism over Internet traffic plan 7 hours ago

    By Alina Selyukh NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. communications regulator on Thursday sought to tame an outcry over its plan to allow "fast lanes" for some content on the … More »FCC pushes back against criticism over Internet traffic plan

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

    By Alina Selyukh NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. communications regulator on Thursday sought to tame an outcry over its plan to allow "fast lanes" for some content on the Internet, insisting that the agency will monitor and punish broadband providers that treat Web traffic "unreasonably." The Federal Communications Commission …

  • A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California
    Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit 7 hours ago

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them … More »Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

    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) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to …

  • Facebook buys startup behind fitness tracker app Moves as it builds network of different apps 7 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated … More »Facebook buys startup behind fitness tracker app Moves as it builds network of different apps

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps.

  • 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. Vic Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a post Thursday on Google Plus, a social network that debuted nearly three years ago. Gundotra had …

  • NEW YORK, N.Y. - Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99. The mega online retailer says the service, called Prime Pantry, will offer Prime users …

  • The proposed rules come after a federal appeals court struck down previous "net neutrality" rules designed to prevent Internet access providers such as Comcast from discriminating against certain traffic flowing to their customers. Under the proposal, an access provider could demand that high-traffic services such as Netflix …

  • FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during the keynote address of the Build Conference in San Francisco. Microsoft reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - In Satya Nadella's first quarterly earnings release as chief executive, Microsoft Corp. on Thursday posted earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations, offering new justification for the CEO's focus on cloud computing. Nadella, who replaced longtime CEO Steve Ballmer in February, said …

  • Amazon.com Inc, the largest U.S. online retailer, said global growth in unit sales during the first three months of the year slowed to 23 percent from the previous quarter. The e-commerce giant's year-over-year unit sales, a closely watched measure of how many items Amazon has sold, has slowed considerably over the last …

  • The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin. The settlement was disclosed in a court filing on Thursday, …

  • 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

    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

    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 …