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German court says ISPs may have to block music-sharing sites

A man returns a cell phone to a customer after downloading music onto it at a street stand in ShanghaiGermany's highest court said Internet service providers could be made responsible for blocking websites offering illegal music downloads, but only if copyright holders showed they had first made reasonable attempts to thwart such piracy by other means. The federal Supreme Court dismissed two cases brought by music rights society GEMA against Deutsche Telekom and music companies Universal Music, Sony and Warner Music Group against Telefonica's O2 Deutschland.

11/26/2015 10:49 AM

Thai PM says 4G auction funds will be spent on infrastructure, farmers

Thailand's PM Prayuth attends the plenary session of leaders at the 27th ASEAN summit in Kuala LumpurBy Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister said on Thursday that $2.26 billion raised from a 4G mobile license auction would be used to fund infrastructure projects and to help low-income people, including farmers. Thailand's leading mobile operators Advance Info Service Pcl and True Corp won the auction for fourth generation mobile frequency licenses on Nov. 12, which was held by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission. "There are many projects we are considering doing with the money raised including investment in railways and helping those with low incomes including farmers," Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, told reporters.

11/26/2015 01:17 AM

HP Inc plunges after printer business underwhelms

A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo AltoShares of HP Inc, which houses former Hewlett-Packard Co's legacy hardware business, plunged 16.3 percent on Wednesday after the company's lackluster results fueled concerns about its ability to weather a slowdown in the printer and PC markets. HP Inc's revenue from both its printer and PC businesses fell 14 percent each in the fourth quarter, their worst performance in the year ended Oct. 31, and forecast current-quarter profit below market expectations. HP Inc Chief Executive Dion Weisler called the printing business a "much greater challenge" than the PC business.

11/25/2015 06:52 PM

Exclusive: Three Goldman bankers leave for Uber as tech world raids Wall Street talent

Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridBy Olivia Oran and Heather Somerville NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three mid-level bankers in Goldman Sachs Group Inc's technology investment banking group in San Francisco have left to take positions at ride service company Uber Technologies Inc in recent months, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The bankers are the latest to leave Wall Street banks for Silicon Valley startups, where the lure of more flexible hours - and in some cases stock options and share grants - can be hard to resist. Uber, currently valued at around $51 billion, said in August that it expected an IPO within 18 to 24 months.

11/25/2015 04:42 AM

China's chip crusade to intensify sector's record M&A run

The logo of Tsinghua Unigroup is seen at its office in BeijingBy Miyoung Kim and Makiko Yamazaki TAIPEI/TOKYO (Reuters) - China's unabashed interest in foreign chipmakers in an already record year of deals has been quickly read by rivals as a sign that mergers and acquisitions (M&As) will get more competitive and target companies will get more expensive. "The days of growing organically through technological advantage are over," said Hidetoshi Shibata, chief financial officer of Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp . Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd is leading China's development of a national semiconductor industry with $10 billion spent on M&As over the past two years and plans for almost $50 billion more over the next five.

11/25/2015 04:19 PM

Texas shuts dating services it says operated illegally
Texas halted dating service Lone Star Introductions and others from operating in the state because it said the firms had harassed and threatened clients, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday. A state district court issued an injunction on Tuesday that calls on the dating service and affiliated dating sites, including eLove Matchmaking, International Dating Ventures and International Introductions, to cease operations in the state. The defendants engaged in "false, deceptive and misleading acts and practices to persuade consumers to sign expensive services for Defendants' services," a lawsuit filed this week by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office said.
11/25/2015 05:03 PM

The latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot dives into the dark side

The latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot dives into the dark sideWe're just a few weeks out from Star Wars: The Force Awakens' worldwide premiere, and Disney and Lucasfilm have offered up a tasty Thanksgiving morsel in the form of a new TV spot for the season's most anticipated movie. The movie's first TV-centric trailer premiered on Twitter a few weeks ago after a series of dynamic domestic and international trailers. This new clip (it's called "All the Way," according to the series' Facebook page) focuses more on the Dark Side than other recent releases, which have highlighted specific characters and combat sequences. ...

11/26/2015 02:05 PM

Use this shopping trick to to keep getting Black Friday prices all week long next week
Black Friday shopping starts tomorrow but even if you don’t feel like dealing with the massive crowds at your local mall, there’s still a way you can get Black Friday prices if you’re smart. In a WiseBread article about how to score Black Friday deals without even leaving your home, Kyle James explains how you can use eBay to get Black Friday prices on products days after Black Friday has ended. MUST READ: 15 best online Black Friday sales that are live right now How does this work? As James explains, there are lots of amateur entrepreneurs out there who line up outside retail outlets earlier than everyone else to take advantage of their “doorbuster” deals that are even better than
11/26/2015 01:59 PM

What's the carbon footprint of an email?

Sending a short email is estimated to add about four grammes (0.14 ounces) of CO2 equivalent (gCO2e) to the atmosphereA long list of seemingly harmless everyday actions contribute to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other climate-altering greenhouse gases. Driving a car and flipping a light switch have a clear "carbon footprint" -- much less obvious is the harm caused by sending a simple text message or opening a bottle of water. The culprits are greenhouse gases produced in running the computer, server and routers but also those emitted when the equipment was manufactured.

11/26/2015 01:40 PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it’s a ‘delusion’ that SpaceX will ‘lead the space frontier’
You’ve probably seen Neil deGrasse Tyson on various TV shows to talk about what he knows best: Space. Therefore, it’s not surprising to hear Tyson give his two cents on the most recent developments in space travel. In case you somehow didn’t hear about them, Blue Origin and SpaceX are privately funded space companies (by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla’s Elon Musk, respectively) that made enormous progress towards private space travel. Blue Origin just beat SpaceX when it comes to successfully landing a reusable rocket, and SpaceX rockets will soon be used to send people to the International Space Station. But the renowned astrophysicist isn’t so sure that SpaceX and similar companies will lead the space frontier. DON’T MISS: 15 best
11/26/2015 01:30 PM

Walmart’s best pre-Black Friday deals for Thursday, November 26th
After all this time, we’ve finally reached the end of daily deals from Walmart. Leading up to Black Friday 2015, the retailer was putting 10 new items up for sale every day, but now that the official Black Friday sale is about to begin, the daily deals are going to end. Nevertheless, we’ve put together one last collection. MORE DEALS: 15 best online Black Friday sales that are live right now Here are six of the best deals we could find today: SCEPTRE 40″ LED Class 1080P HDTV — $219.99 (save $180) Samsung 55″ Curved 4K Ultra HD LED Smart HDTV — $997.99 (save $901.01) PS4 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle — $299.00 (save $50) RCA Viking Pro 10.1″ 2-in-1 Tablet
11/26/2015 01:01 PM

Five science videos to be thankful for

Five science videos to be thankful forThe things that I'm thankful for at Thanksgiving usually change from year to year — but science is pretty much a constant. It doesn't matter if you're spending the holiday alone, with your family (that you may or may not like), or with your friends — you should always feel good about adding a bit of science to your holiday. This is both gross and incredibly informative — which means it's everything a science video should be! I won't give too much away, but you should know that these condoms are definitely not suitable for sex.

11/26/2015 01:00 PM

Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5

Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5The British company is making learning to code as affordable as a skinny latte.

11/26/2015 12:57 PM

LG restructures leadership after smartphone slump

LG restructures leadership after smartphone slumpThe South Korean company is hoping to breathe new life into its various businesses by giving them more autonomy.

11/26/2015 12:55 PM

5 terrific holiday tech gifts that cost $100 or less
Are you looking to get someone a tech-related gift this holiday season without breaking the bank? There’s good news: You have plenty of options. SpecOut has put together a giant list of holiday tech gifts that cost $100 or less and we’ve picked out five of the best ones — let’s check them out below. DON’T MISS: 15 best online Black Friday sales that are live right now Roku 2 This is the perfect gift for new cord cutters who want a simple way to access their favorite programs. Roku 2 lets supports Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Crackle, Showtime, Amazon Instant Video and more. Roku 2, $65.99 on Amazon Amazon Fire Tablet The Fire Tablet is not high-end hardware by any stretch
11/26/2015 12:36 PM

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