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IPhone emerges from 'bygone era', reviewers hail bigger handset

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino(Reuters) - Bigger is better and Apple Inc has finally realized that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote. Most reviewers say that the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone available or "ever made", while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has been described as a "phablet" that will give competition to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy S line of 'big' Android phones. "I think it's a terrific phone. ...


09/17/2014 11:18 AM

Alibaba options expected to be listed on September 29: exchanges

An employee is seen behind a glass wall with the logo of Alibaba at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang provinceBy Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company. The Chinese e-commerce company's options will be listed on CBOE Holdings Inc and International Securities Exchange Holdings' options exchanges on Sept. 29, pending the company's public sale of shares this week, the exchanges said on Tuesday. ...


09/17/2014 12:30 AM

Scout24 owners set to announce IPO in October: sources
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The owners of classified ad firm will announce plans in October to list part of their holdings in an initial public offering in Germany, two sources familiar with the transaction said. According to the sources, the owners plan to float about 25 percent of Scout24 shares, with a potential value of 500-700 million euros ($648-907 million). The IPO comes only months after private equity firm Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone closed a deal to acquire a 70 percent stake in Scout24 from Deutsche Telekom for about 1. ...
09/17/2014 11:19 AM

German brothers to make billions from Rocket e-commerce empire
By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - Oliver Samwer and his brothers Marc and Alexander are on the brink of becoming Germany's newest billionaires with the flotations of Rocket Internet and the European online fashion site Zalando it helped launch in 2008. The sons of a lawyer who encouraged them to read Germany's Handelsblatt finance daily, they want to make Rocket the world's biggest e-commerce platform outside the United States and China by conquering markets that Amazon or Alibaba have yet to dominate. ...
09/17/2014 07:09 AM

U.S. FCC chief presses experts on mobile 'net neutrality' rules

Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the FCC on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks. The issue is at the heart of a debate over whether the FCC should undo exemptions applied to mobile carriers as it rewrites Internet traffic regulations, after an appeals court rejected its 2010 rules in January. ...


09/16/2014 06:40 PM

Sony heads for deeper loss as it shrinks struggling smartphone business

Sony's New York headquartersBy Sophie Knight and Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp cut its earnings outlook for the sixth time on Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai's watch on Tuesday as it announced a massive impairment change on its smartphone unit, which it has failed to grow despite a rapidly expanding market. Hirai said mobile would remain one of the three core divisions of its electronics business, even though its shrinking footprint and ballooning losses now threaten the prospects of that flagship business scoring a profit this year. ...


09/17/2014 08:09 AM

Apple defends data privacy in private Congressional meeting

Apple defends data privacy in private Congressional meetingApple is apparently attempting to set lawmakers' minds at ease about potential abuse of data. Anonymous sources tell Politico that Apple executives delivered a briefing meant to "provide an overview of Apple's new offerings, demonstrate the new products and discuss how Apple sees this market developing" to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. According to an invitation, this included a section where the "chief privacy officer [would] also discuss how the company intends to secure and store consumer health data."


09/17/2014 11:21 AM

JetVideo Basic VX review
Playback most video file formats with special sound effect and convert files
09/17/2014 11:20 AM

Apple to announce new iPads, launch OS X Yosemite on October 21st, claims report

Apple to announce new iPads, launch OS X Yosemite on October 21st, claims reportHot off the heels of Apple's big iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch launch event, The Daily Dot is reporting that the company will host its next product launch on October 21st of this year. At this event, Apple is expected to reveal new iPads and make OS X 10.10 Yosemite officially available. Yosemite has been in beta since it was first revealed back in June.


09/17/2014 11:14 AM

T-Mobile releases Personal CellSpot to erase deadspots

T-Mobile releases Personal CellSpot to erase deadspotsThe carrier launches a new tool aimed at enabling Wi-Fi calling in places where network coverage is spotty.>


09/17/2014 11:12 AM

Funny Photo Maker review
Edit photos, add photo frame, photo effects, collages, and funny background
09/17/2014 11:09 AM

SlingPlayer gets Chromecast support

SlingPlayer gets Chromecast supportThe SlingPlayer app for iOS and Android now supports Chromecast. Watching live and recorded television on the go has always been an integral part of the software's core functionalities, but SlingTV customers and owners of the Slingbox M1, 350, and 500 will now be able to cast content directly to any TV connected to a Chromecast dongle.


09/17/2014 11:00 AM

Why are people still going crazy for music CDs in Japan?

Why are people still going crazy for music CDs in Japan?CD sales have been dropping for a long time now across the globe, but that's not the case absolutely everywhere. In a look at Japan's struggle to move over to digital media, The New York Times reports that CDs still account for 85 percent of music sales in the country. It's a startling statistic given the drive toward digital downloads and streaming services elsewhere in the world — not to mention the general impression that Japan has been quick to adopt new technology.


09/17/2014 10:59 AM

Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom review
Find and download songs and audio collections from YouTube in high quality and without conversion
09/17/2014 10:59 AM

Free Spider Solitaire review
Play Spider Four Suits and four other spider solitaire card games
09/17/2014 10:55 AM

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