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Rakuten to Buy Viber Internet Messaging App for $900 Million (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekRakuten Inc. (4755), the Japanese online retailer controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, is buying the Viber Internet messaging and calling service for $900 million as it moves into social networking. Viber will provide a distribution channel for Rakuten’s …Rakuten snaps up messaging app maker Viber for $…CNETUPDATE 1-Japan’s Rakuten says to buy Viber Media for […]

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Yemen: 7 killed in attack on prison, 29 escape – Washington Post

Washington PostSANAA, Yemen — Heavily armed militants attacked Yemen’s main prison in central Sanaa on Thursday, killing seven people and helping 29 inmates escape, many of them convicts in terrorism-related charges, the country’s state news agency reported.UPDATE 3-Attack on prison in Yemeni capital kills 11Reuters14 ‘mostly Qaeda’ inmates flee Yemen jail after attackDaily TimesAttack on […]

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Sochi Olympics Gets Support From American Athletes Like Nick Cunningham

Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner: USA Olympics Skaters In Glo-Blades? The Sochi Olympics in Russia have bashed from many American journalists and from those on social media (like myself) who aren’t even there. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Russian bloggers would look for any evidence of support of the Sochi Olympics effort. And […]

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Coroner IDs 2 killed on Summerlin Parkway; surviving driver suspected of DUI – Las Vegas Sun

Coroner IDs 2 killed on Summerlin Parkway; surviving driver suspected of DUILas Vegas SunTwo people killed Wednesday in a wreck on Summerlin Parkway have been identified as 20-year-old Savanna Gonzales and 31-year-old Frank Anthony Spenia III, both of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Authorities initially didn’t …UPDATE: Coroner Identifies 2 Killed […]

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UPDATE 2-Microsoft board preparing to name Nadella as CEO -report – Reuters

ReutersSEATTLE Jan 30 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s board is preparing to name internal executive Satya Nadella as the software company’s next chief executive, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources it said were briefed on the CEO search …Microsoft Nears End to CEO SearchWall Street JournalReport: Satya Nadella To Be Named Microsoft CEOPC MagazineWhy You […]

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Obama says Iran talks may not succeed but threatens veto on new sanctions … – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailAny new economic sanctions that Congress tries to impose against Iran during international negotiations to limit the Islamic republic’s nuclear program will be vetoed, President Barack Obama warned lawmakers, even as he acknowledged the ongoing talks …UPDATE 2-Obama takes tough line against Iran sanctions to CongressReutersState of the Union: Obama urges US […]

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UPDATE 3-AT&T disappoints on cash flow target, subscriber growth – Reuters

Reuters(Adds executive and analyst comment, share price update). By Sinead Carew. NEW YORK Jan 28 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s fourth quarter wireless subscriber growth and its free cash flow target lagged well behind analyst estimates, sending its shares down 2 …AT&T adds mobile and U-verse subscribers to post Q4 revenue, profit gainsComputerworldUS Skeptical on Sprint’s […]

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Putin, EU Presidents Meet in Rapid-Fire Summit – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBRUSSELS—Russian President Vladimir Putin held a rapid-fire summit in Brussels with the European Union’s leadership duo Tuesday with both sides acknowledging serious differences but seeking to steer ties onto a more constructive path. With bilateral …Putin Is Given Cool Reception at EU HeadquartersNew York TimesPutin criticizes EU’s diplomacy in UkraineHouston ChronicleUPDATE 1-Russia says […]

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UPDATE 3-Talks on Iran nuclear deal expected in NY in February-US – Reuters

Reuters(Adds comments from U.S. official, information about drive for new sanctions in U.S. Congress paragraphs 2-5). By Louis Charbonneau and Justyna Pawlak. UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS Jan 27 (Reuters) – – The opening round of talks between Iran and six …Drive for new sanctions on Iran stalls in US CongressThe Globe and MailIran Nuclear Talks to Resume […]

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After anti-litigation deal with Google, Samsung makes patent peace with Ericsson – ZDNet

ZDNetSummary: Ericsson and Samsung have ended several wireless patent disputes in a cross-licensing deal that could be worth billions. Liam Tung. By Liam Tung | January 27, 2014 — 10:06 GMT (02:06 PST). Follow @liamT. Samsung has inked a patent …UPDATE 1-Ericsson agrees to end patent dispute with SamsungReutersEricsson Reaches Patent Deal With Samsung Ending […]

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Grammys 2014: Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ wins album of the year – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesFrench electronic duo Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” was named album of the year on Sunday to cap the 56th Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy voters singling out the dance-minded collection over nominated albums by singer-songwriter …Daft Punk wins big at Grammy AwardsUSA TODAYUPDATE 2-French DJ duo Daft Punk, teenage Lorde take top […]

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French President Hollande confirms Trierweiler split – BBC News

BBC NewsTwo weeks ago a magazine published photos which appeared to show Mr Hollande had been having an affair with an actress, Julie Gayet. Ms Trierweiler spent a week in hospital after the revelations. On Saturday evening she tweeted her thanks to the …France’s first lady bids farewell to presidential residenceCNNUPDATE 3-French President Hollande announces […]

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Thai govt offers to put off Feb 2 polls – Indian Express

Indian ExpressThe protesters, who launched their anti-government campaign in November, have been demanding that Yingluck should step down and make way for an unelected “people’s council”. Tweet This …Protesters ready to cripple advance votingBangkok PostThai govt offers to put off polls, protesters rebuff proposalZee NewsUPDATE 1-Thai government wants end to protests but promises no crackdownReutersHouston […]

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Thai govt offers to put off polls, protesters rebuff proposal – Business Standard

Business StandardThailand’s embattled government today said it would put off the February 2 snap polls if political rivals end their protests, but a top opposition leader rebuffed the proposal and said demonstrations will continue to press for reforms. “The election should be …UPDATE 1-Thai government wants end to protests but promises no crackdownReutersDivided Thailand readies […]

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UPDATE 7-Canada police search for 30 missing elderly in retirement home fire – Reuters

Reuters(Updates death toll to five from three). By Matthieu and Belanger. L’ISLE-VERTE, Quebec, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Police were sifting overnight through burned remains of a wooden, three-story old-age home in the eastern Canadian province of Quebec, searching …30 feared dead in fire in Canadian aged care homeThe AustralianOfficials said firefighters saw and heard people […]

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Surface is losing money, but Microsoft’s core biz is as strong as ever – Register

RegisterMicrosoft again reported solid earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal 2014 on Thursday, beating analyst estimates with figures that in some cases even exceeded its own expectations. Sales were up for Redmond’s Devices & Consumer and Commercial …Microsoft grows revenue, improves profits in Q2, helped by Xbox, enterprise …ComputerworldMicrosoft tops Q2 earnings expectations, […]

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UPDATE 1-Ford teams with Stanford, MIT to research automated driving – Reuters

ReutersBy Elvina Nawaguna. WASHINGTON Jan 22 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is joining with two top U.S. universities to launch research into automated driving technology. The automaker said it will work with Stanford University and the …Ford, Stanford and MIT research giving self-driving cars ‘intuition’Los Angeles TimesFord working with partners to […]

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Verizon’s fourth quarter earnings top estimates – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVerizon Communications reported fourth-quarter results Tuesday that narrowly beat analysts’ forecasts for both revenue and profit, as the New York-based phone company saw revenue from its FiOS bundle of Web, TV and phone service rise almost 16%.How long can Verizon stay above the wireless …CNETUPDATE 3-Verizon revenue climbs on sturdy mobile growthReutersVerizon Studies Options […]

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UPDATE 3-Twenty Pakistani soldiers killed, PM cancels Davos trip – Reuters

Reuters… * Sharif cancels trip to Davos, condemns attack. * At least 20 soldiers killed in bomb blast. * Taliban claim responsibility, vow more attacks (Writes through with PM, Taliban comments). By Saud Mehsud and Haji Mujtaba. DERA ISMAIL KHAN/MIRANSHAH, …Taliban bombing kills 20 troops in PakistanHouston ChronicleBomb kills 15 paramilitary troops in NW PakistanBusinessweek20 […]

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Bomb kills paramilitary troops in Pakistan – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a vehicle carrying security forces inside a Pakistani army compound in the country’s volatile northwestern region Sunday, killing at least 18 people, most of them paramilitary troops, security officials said.UPDATE 2-Twenty Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on army convoyReuters20 Pakistani Soldiers Killed in BlastVoice of America22 […]

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Intel Sales May Miss Some Analysts’ Estimates Amid PC Slump (2) – Businessweek

BusinessweekBrian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel Corp., holds up a new processor chip called Edison as he speaks during a news conference at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Photographer: David Paul …Intel to Pare Workforce as Sales Growth StrugglesWall Street JournalUPDATE 2-Intel to reduce global […]

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Obama orders NSA phone data limits, tighter restrictions for spying on … – Fox News

Fox NewsTrying to strike a balance between the government’s surveillance policies and the public’s civil liberties, President Obama announced a series of steps Friday that would end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of …Obama Says NSA’s Mass Collection of US Phone Data Will EndWall Street JournalObama calls for […]