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  • Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Ma reacts while giving a speech at National Taiwan University in Taipei
    U.S. says inaction on online piracy risks public safety 44 minutes ago

    By Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade office on Thursday urged a crackdown on website name registrars who fail to take action against sellers of illegal … More »U.S. says inaction on online piracy risks public safety

    Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Ma reacts while giving a speech at National Taiwan University in Taipei

    By Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade office on Thursday urged a crackdown on website name registrars who fail to take action against sellers of illegal goods such as counterfeit medicines and warned that turning a blind eye puts public safety at risk. The U.S. Trade Representative also said it is keeping …

  • This Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 photo shows an Etsy mobile credit card reader, in New York. If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
    As Etsy files to go public, it must balance its social mission with shareholder expectations 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making … More »As Etsy files to go public, it must balance its social mission with shareholder expectations

    This Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 photo shows an Etsy mobile credit card reader, in New York. If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. Founded in 2005, Brooklyn-based Etsy sells everything from a $110,000 antique desk from the 1800s to a $20 handmade antler pendant, and everything …

  • A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris
    U.S. third bitcoin auction spurs more demand with 34 bids 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday held its third auction of bitcoins seized from Ross Ulbricht, convicted of operating … More »U.S. third bitcoin auction spurs more demand with 34 bids

    A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday held its third auction of bitcoins seized from Ross Ulbricht, convicted of operating black-market website Silk Road, with a sale of 50,000 units attracting higher demand than the previous auction. The government had 14 registered bidders …

  • CRTC issuing first fine under anti-spam law, $1.1M penalty for Compu-Finder 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    The CRTC is preparing to mete out a $1.1 million fine against a company it accuses of "flagrantly" flouting Canada's anti-spam legislation. Quebec-based corporate training … More »CRTC issuing first fine under anti-spam law, $1.1M penalty for Compu-Finder

    The CRTC is preparing to mete out a $1.1 million fine against a company it accuses of "flagrantly" flouting Canada's anti-spam legislation. Quebec-based corporate training company Compu-Finder has 30 days to contest the CRTC's ruling. The Compu-Finder case represents the first time the CRTC has sought to impose a financial …

  • File photo of a customer conducting a mobile money transfer inside the Safaricom mobile phone care centre in Nairobi
    For the 'unbanked', mobile money still has some way to go 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Globally, an estimated 2.5 billion people don't have a bank account, but many own a cellphone, fuelling a race to turn these phones into bank books for the 'unbanked' … More »For the 'unbanked', mobile money still has some way to go

    File photo of a customer conducting a mobile money transfer inside the Safaricom mobile phone care centre in Nairobi

    Globally, an estimated 2.5 billion people don't have a bank account, but many own a cellphone, fuelling a race to turn these phones into bank books for the 'unbanked' to store cash, manage their accounts, make purchases and send and receive money - part of so-called 'financial inclusion'. In a report this week, the GSMA, …

  • Hotel operator Mandarin Oriental International Ltd said on Thursday that it was the victim of a cyberattack and that it found malicious software on credit card systems at "an isolated number" of hotels in the United States and Europe. The company said in a statement on its website that it was working with credit card companies, …

  • By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said Thursday, saying that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons. "It’s about the security of our weapons …

  • A man walks past the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square

    Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon hold dominant positions in the tech sector and have been among the biggest engines driving the Nasdaq above the 5,000 mark this week for the first time since 2000. The tech world moves so quickly that in 2000 Google wasn't yet public and Facebook didn't exist. Apple had yet to introduce …

  • Apple Watch is shown on screen during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertin

    By Harro Ten Wolde BARCELONA (Reuters) - Apple's rivals want to benefit from its magic, hoping that its long awaited new smartwatch will finally conjure demand for wearable technology that has so far generated more buzz about its potential than actual sales. Gizmos that users wear on their bodies have yet to live up to …

  • Apple Watch Sport

    The gorgeous gadget is currently part of a 12-page ad in the fashion bible, Vogue, and starts at $349 (US). And while it’s not yet clear when the watch will be available north of the border, many fitness-conscious Canadians are already considering splurging on one.

  • Ellen Pao walks to San Francisco Superior Court in San Francisco

    By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former venture capitalist Ellen Pao could take the stand as early as Thursday in her gender discrimination lawsuit against her previous employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, giving testimony that will likely make or break the case. Questioning Pao provides …

  • Samsung Electronics Co and IKEA both announced ambitious wireless charging plans at this week's Mobile World Congress (MWC), in conjunction with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). The WPC is an industry body which controls the Qi (PRON: Chee) wireless charging standard, currently powering 80 handsets and 15 cars on the …

  • A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in Paris

    Fraudsters are slick and smooth when they request new bank accounts or credit cards -- a characteristic an Israeli company wants to use against them. Banks and other financial firms are coming under sustained attacks from increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals, forcing them to spend more money and resources trying …

  • A new 3D technology aims to give mobile devices the power to display holographic images and video. Partly inspired by a scene from Star Wars where a holographic image of Princess Leia pleads for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi, the appropriately named 'Leia' recently demonstrated a prototype of its display at the Mobile World …

  • EBOOKS

    By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Luxembourg lost their battle to apply reduced VAT rates to ebooks on Thursday when a top European court agreed with EU regulators that only paper books qualified for lower taxes. EU rules allow member states to set lower rates of value-added tax on printed books but the …