Philip Seymour Hoffman’s cause of death determined – Reality TV World

Reality TV WorldThe results of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s autopsy have been released nearly four weeks after the actor’s death. ADVERTISEMENT. According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of … Read More

Report: UK spies captured millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images – Computerworld

ComputerworldIDG News Service – U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ captured and stored still webcam images of millions of Yahoo users including substantial quantities of sexually explicit material, the Guardian newspaper reported … Read More

WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See EXT6 for more on the acquisition.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much … Read More

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum joins ranks of Silicon Valley tech titans – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsThe note that Jan Koum has taped to his desk in his Mountain View office says it all: “No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!” It’s from Brian … Read More

Merkel: Putin wants end to Ukraine unrest – Washington Post

Washington PostPARIS — The German chancellor says that she and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to do all they can to end the violence in Ukraine. Angela Merkel, speaking … Read More

UPDATE 1-Jimmy Fallon takes helm of ‘Tonight Show’, brings it back to New York – Reuters

Reuters(Adds celebrity appearances, Smith dance performance). By Chris Michaud. NEW YORK Feb 18 (Reuters) – Jimmy Fallon took the reins of the long-running “Tonight Show” on Monday, bringing NBC’s late … Read More

Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Shows Continuing Shortfalls in Security – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalEthiopian Airlines flight 702 on the ground in Geneva, where a hijacker forced the Rome-bound plan to land. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. The hijacking Monday of an Ethiopian Airlines … Read More

Authorities: Co-Pilot Took Control of Ethiopian Airlines Plane, Wanted Asylum – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalEthiopian Airlines flight 702 on the ground in Geneva, where a hijacker forced the Rome-bound plan to land. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. An Ethiopian Airlines jet en route from … Read More

Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller medal in super-G – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneSOCHI, Russia – Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud took gold Sunday in the men’s Super-G at the Sochi Olympics, while Americans Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller also reached the podium. Weibrecht … Read More

Occidental Petroleum to move HQ to Houston, spin off California assets – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesOccidental Petroleum, the longtime Los Angeles-based energy giant, announced Friday that it would move its headquarters to Houston and spin off its California assets into a separate company. … Read More

Italy President Tests Renzi’s Clout in Talks for Next Government – Businessweek

BusinessweekItalian President Giorgio Napolitano is testing lawmaker support for a new government, the next step in Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi’s quest for an appointment as prime minister. Napolitano must determine … Read More

Italy’s Baa2 Outlook Changed to Stable from Negative by Moody’s – Businessweek

BusinessweekItaly’s credit rating outlook was changed to stable from negative by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited the government’s financial strength and reduction of risks from contingent liabilities. Moody’s also affirmed … Read More