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Internet governance talks in jeopardy as Arab states, Russia ally

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Dec 7, 2012 11:31pm EST SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A landmark attempt to set global rules for overseeing the Internet threatened to fall apart on Friday as a rift pitting the United States and some Western countries against the rest of the world widened, participants in the talks said. A 12-day conference of the International Teleco...

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SEC wrestles with Internet age in Netflix case

By Aruna Viswanatha and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON | Fri Dec 7, 2012 5:51pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. regulatory probe of Netflix Inc over disclosures made on its chief executive's Facebook page could prove an important test of whether a rule designed to prevent leaks to analysts can translate to the...

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Apple and Samsung: A defining rivalry in a changed mobile market

By Jeremy Wagstaff and Miyoung Kim JAKARTA/SEOUL | Fri Dec 7, 2012 5:34pm EST JAKARTA/SEOUL (Reuters) - What a difference three months can make. At the end of August, Apple Inc seemed on top of the world. Fresh off a resounding $1.05 billion U.S. legal victory over arch-foe Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the company was gearing up to launch the fifth iteration of its i...

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Exclusive: Google to replace M&A chief

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Dec 7, 2012 2:58pm EST SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is replacing the head of its in-house mergers and acquisitions group, David Lawee, with one of its top lawyers, according to a person familiar with the matter. Don Harrison, a high-ranking lawyer at Google, will replace Lawee as head of the Internet search company's c...

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Cisco bets on software and services for mid-term growth

By Nicola Leske NEW YORK | Fri Dec 7, 2012 12:11pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cisco Systems laid out its mid-term growth strategy on Friday, betting on increased demand for software, services and security as it strives to become the world's leading information technology company. Cisco, whose business roots in routers and switches that move Internet traffic still gene...

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D. Telekom hopes investments will soften dividend blow

By Harro Ten Wolde BONN, Germany | Fri Dec 7, 2012 8:50am EST BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom hopes major investments in Germany and the United States and a long-awaited iPhone deal will turn around its fortunes, compensating for the dividend cut it plans to pay for them. The company said it would increase investments by more than an annual 1 billion euro...

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Italian tax police visit Facebook's Milan offices

MILAN | Fri Dec 7, 2012 7:45am EST MILAN (Reuters) - Italian police have been carrying out checks at the Milan offices of Facebook to assess whether it regularly declared its income in Italy, an investigative source and the U.S. company said on Friday. Italian officials have stepped up their efforts to collect taxes in recent months and have already targeted other big corpo...

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T-Mobile USA sees end to client exodus in 2013 thanks to iPhone

BONN, Germany | Fri Dec 7, 2012 5:28am EST BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA expects that the iPhone will help to stop its customer exodus by as early as end-next year, its chief executive said on Friday. "It is an aggressive target but we think it is possible," T-Mobile USA's Chief Executive John Legere told reporters on Friday.T-Mobile USA, which h...

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China's mini Apple takes slice of smartphone pie

By Melanie Lee BEIJING | Fri Dec 7, 2012 5:16am EST BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi Technology is a fairy tale for nerdy entrepreneurs. Less than three years after its founding, the smartphone maker is valued at $4 billion and evokes Apple-like adoration from its fans, some of whom are desperate enough to skip work for a shot at buying the latest product the day ...

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Apple, Samsung spar in court, ruling to come

By Noel Randewich SAN JOSE, California | Thu Dec 6, 2012 9:15pm EST SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics squared off again in court on Thursday, as the iPhone maker tried to convince a U.S. district judge to ban sales of a number of the South Korean company's devices and defended its $1.05 billion jury award. Apple scored a sweeping leg...

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