• Irish cabinet may need more time to decide on Apple appeal: minister

    By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's cabinet may need more time to decide whether to appeal a European Commission ruling against Dublin's tax dealings with Apple , a minister said on Wednesday. Finance Minister Michael Noonan has recommended lodging the appeal,

  • iRobot CEO says vacuum cleaners clear path to robot future

    The clash this year over the future of iRobot pitted visionary robotics against the retail success of the company's Roombas, the circular-shaped domestic helpers that have cleaned millions of living rooms ...

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  • Tiny particle blows hole in European satellite's solar panel

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says a tiny particle has knocked a gaping hole in a solar panel on one of its Earth observation satellites.

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  • Swedish hospital behind Nobel prize criticised over medical scandal

    The reputation of the Karolinska Institute, one of Sweden's top hospitals that awards the Nobel prize for medicine, has been badly damaged by allegations patients died as a result of a surgeon performing experimental operations without clearance, an official report said. Criticism of the Karolinska

  • U.S. Treasury says EU's Apple tax ruling aimed at U.S. companies

    The U.S. Treasury sought to keep pressure on the European Union to rescind a ruling that Apple Inc pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes, a move Washington says breaches international tax rules and sets the stage for more actions against U.S. companies. The tax deal between Apple and Ireland that allowed

  • EU Apple Ruling Challenges Business-Friendly Ireland

    Aug. 31 -- The European Union ruling on Apple's Irish tax bill has raised questions on business in the nation and where this leaves the U.S. on overhauling its tax structure. Bloomberg's Winnie O'Kelley reports on "Bloomberg ‹GO›."

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  • Apple tax receipts could help cut Ireland's debt pile: S&P's Kraemer

    By Abhinav Ramnarayan LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission's ruling that Apple Inc should pay up to 13 billion euros of back-dated taxes could help Ireland reduce its debt significantly but may undermine its government, Standard & Poor's told Reuters on Wednesday. "There are many

  • Stem-cell doctor did surgeries with 'inadequate' proof

    LONDON (AP) — An independent commission investigating Italian stem cell scientist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, whose work was once considered revolutionary, says there were numerous problems in how he treated patients and that the scientific basis for his work was "inadequate."

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  • Obama to open conservation tour in Lake Tahoe and Hawaii

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a two-day environmental tour aimed at showcasing conservation efforts before traveling to Asia, where climate change is high on the agenda for his final trip to the region.

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  • Nokia's patent chief departs in wake of Samsung pacts

    HELSINKI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The head of Nokia's small, but highly profitable patent licensing division is leaving after two years in the role, the Finnish company said on Wednesday, weeks after he sealed a pace-setting patent deal with Samsung Electronics. Ramzi Haidamus, 52, is stepping down

  • BRIEF-Success Electronics to sell technology unit for at least 235.4 mln yuan

    Aug 31 (Reuters) - Success Electronics Ltd * Says it plans to sell technology unit for at least 235.4million yuan ($35.25 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2bQEecO Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.6773 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

  • Exclusive: SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts, pressures banks on security

    SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February's high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank. In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said that new cyber-theft

  • More and more organisations falling prey to cyber attacks: Report

    Bengaluru, Aug 31 (IANS) Nearly 80 per cent of organisations in North America and Europe were victims of cyber attacks last year and nearly half of cyber attacks used malware hidden in encrypted traffic to evade detection, a report said on Wednesday. The report by US-based security company A10 Networks

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  • EU Apple Tax Ruling and the Future of European Business

    Aug. 31 -- The European Union ruling on Apple's Irish tax bill has raised questions on business in the nation and the potential end of easy European corporate tax deals. Bloomberg's Dara Doyle reports on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

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  • Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 shipments delayed due to quality testing

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device. "Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional

  • Xiaomi unveils smart home cleaning robot

    Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) Chinese multinational company Xiaomi on Wednesday unveiled Mi Robot Vacuum which is equipped with 12 sensors and a host of advanced features to clean homes in a smart and efficient way. Mi Robot Vacuum will be available for 1,699 yuan (approximately Rs 17,000) on Mi.com and Mi

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  • Mophie brings more mobile power to more people

    The company that made its name by building cases for iPhones that double as battery packs is launching a new range of devices that will power and recharge any smartphone, past, present or future. Every year smartphones get smarter and faster and thanks to technological convergence, they're also

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  • BRIEF-Lianchuang Electronic plans project company for touch screen products

    Aug 31 (Reuters) - Lianchuang Electronic Technology Co Ltd * Says it plans to set up project company for touch screenproducts project with investment at 980 million yuan ($146.75million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2bFBxdu Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.6781 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting

  • Ericsson unveils world's first 5G NR radio

    Stockholm, Aug 31 (IANS) Swedish communication technology and services giant Ericsson announed on Wednesday it would launch the worlds first commercial 5G New Radio (NR) incorporating multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technology and multi-user MIMO, with the first deployments coming in 2017.

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  • Berlin's IFA fair dons virtual reality headsets

    Virtual and augmented reality gadgets are expected to hog the limelight at Berlin's mega consumer electronics show IFA this week, as Pokemon Go gave a tantalising preview of the appetite for reality-altering technologies. VR headsets and cameras will jostle for attention, while analysts expect smartphone

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  • Data tariff ain't cheap in India, scope for 75% cut: Study

    New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) If you thought data tariff in India offered by telecom service providers was cheap, a top global consulting firm focused on digital media not only says it is pretty steep even by developed nations' standards, but also calls for a 75-per cent cut to push usage. "India

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  • The quest to end lost airline luggage

    Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit. As each suitcase climbs up the conveyor belt into the plane, a small computer verifies that it actually ...

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  • Amazon Dash one-button device arrives in Britain

    Seeking to capitalize on Britons too busy or forgetful to shop for household essentials, retail giant Amazon is bringing its thumb-sized, one-button ordering device to the UK. From Wednesday, British Amazon Prime customers will be able to order supplies of products such as toilet paper, dishwasher tablets

  • Microsoft sells MSN China operations

    Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) US tech giant Microsoft has sold MSN China -- a Chinese edition of its global web portal -- to its local partner Xichuang Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd founded by the portal's top executive. Microsoft said on its official blog that it had signed an agreement to sell MSN China

    IANS India Private Limited
  • The battle of social networks in Asia: Who is winning?

    Asia’s social network landscape is nothing short of dynamic The world is evolving in the direction of attention economy, and social networks have been top of mind for every investor, entrepreneurs, business executives and consumers. The western hemisphere has been more or less dominated by Facebook and



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