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Hot hatch shootout: Honda Civic Type R vs. Ford Focus RS in Geneva

There are plenty of big-money sports cars on the show floor in Geneva, but in among the carbon fiber beauties lurks a pair of…

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  • Reed's Risk boss reaps rewards from tackling online fraudsters 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - The softly-spoken head of the Risk division at Reed Elsevier does not wish to thank the U.S. online fraudsters who have helped drive … More »Reed's Risk boss reaps rewards from tackling online fraudsters

    By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - The softly-spoken head of the Risk division at Reed Elsevier does not wish to thank the U.S. online fraudsters who have helped drive his unit's growth, but his investors may not be so bashful. Mark Kelsey's Risk and Business Information division has been one of the stand out performers …

  • A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover
    IBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit 4 hours ago

    International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text … More »IBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit

    A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover

    International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful. The purchase is designed to boost IBM's push into more human-like computing …

  • The new Audi R8 e-tron electric car is seen during the first press day ahead of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva
    German automakers shift focus to high-end electric cars 5 hours ago

    By Andreas Cremer and Edward Taylor BERLIN/GENEVA (Reuters) - German carmakers are shifting their focus toward high-end electric vehicles such as the Audi R8 e-tron … More »German automakers shift focus to high-end electric cars

    The new Audi R8 e-tron electric car is seen during the first press day ahead of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva

    By Andreas Cremer and Edward Taylor BERLIN/GENEVA (Reuters) - German carmakers are shifting their focus toward high-end electric vehicles such as the Audi R8 e-tron and away from cheap city cars, in the latest effort to revive environmentally-friendly but unpopular zero-emission vehicles. At the Geneva auto show, Audi …

  • Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw
    China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law 7 hours ago

    By Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China's proposed anti-terrorism law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman … More »China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law

    Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw

    By Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China's proposed anti-terrorism law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman said Wednesday after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of its impact and demanded amendments. China's proposals, which would require tech firms …

  • Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Ma gestures while giving a speech at National Taiwan University in Taipei
    Alibaba opens first U.S. cloud center, enters hotly contested market 15 hours ago

    By John Ruwitch and Paul Carsten HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce … More »Alibaba opens first U.S. cloud center, enters hotly contested market

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

    By John Ruwitch and Paul Carsten HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition. The new California data center marks …

  • Photo illustration of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to a taxi sign in Madrid

    (Reuters) - Ride service Uber is buying mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, technology website Mashable said on Tuesday, citing an Uber representative. Uber would buy deCarta's technology and talent through the deal, which closes later this week, Mashable reported. DeCarta provides a software …

  • The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York

    Apple is exploring how to make an electric car and has been hiring engineers with deep expertise in automobile systems. Around June 2014 Apple began aggressively poaching A123 engineers tasked with leading some of the company's most critical projects, A123's lawsuit said. Representatives for Apple and A123 could not immediately …

  • Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by higher subscriptions. TiVo's net subscriber additions rose to 340,000 in the fourth quarter from 319,000, a year earlier. TiVo had the best fourth quarter in seven years in terms of net subscriber additions in its …

  • A mountain dominates the skyline above Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia's remote Natuna archipelago

    By Eveline Danubrata and Charlotte Greenfield JAKARTA (Reuters) - Selling goods online may only rely on a few mouse clicks, but in Indonesia, delivering purchases to dozens of islands via creaky ports and potholed roads is the logistical challenge Lippo Group faces when its department store opens in cyberspace this month. …

  • The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco

    Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users of Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's  …

  • Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in Tokyo

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc sold the most number of smartphones globally in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for the first time since 2011, according to research firm Gartner. Apple sold 74.83 million smartphones to end users worldwide, ahead of the 73.03 million phones sold by Samsung, according to …

  • So far more than 1,400 people have signed a petition to the White House to construct a Death Star by 2016.

    A digital petition once famously forced the White House to provide official comment on an oddball suggestion for stimulating the U.S. economy: building a heavily armed intergalactic space station.

  • By Harro Ten Wolde BARCELONA (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the world's second-biggest maker of network gear, is beefing up its patent portfolio ahead of 5G, the next generation of mobile equipment, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Huawei, also the world's fourth-largest maker of smartphones, has …

  • By Susan Taylor TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian start-up ColdBlock Technologies Inc will launch its new 'digestion' technology on Wednesday that cuts the time to test mineral samples to minutes from hours, innovation experts say is long overdue in a mining industry often resistant to change. ColdBlock, which did development …

  • Novetta Solutions LLC, a provider of software and IT services to the U.S. intelligence community, is exploring a sale which could value it at more than $650 million, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Novetta's sale process comes as cuts in U.S. government spending, particularly in the areas …