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Hewlett-Packard moves printer, PC exec Bradley into new job

NEW YORK | Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:17am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co said on Tuesday that Todd Bradley, the head of its largest unit, printing and personal computers, will take on a new job, improving HP's China business and extending channel partner relationships around the world. Bradley is stepping aside as executive vice president of the printing and personal...

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Huawei launches world's slimmest smartphone

LONDON | Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:39am EDT LONDON (Reuters) - China's Huawei unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Ascend P6, at its first standalone launch event on Tuesday, underlining its ambitions to compete with Apple and Samsung in the top tier of mobile technology. The company says the device, at 6.18 mm thick, is the world's slimmest. It has a 5 megapixel front-facing ca...

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Obama pick for top U.S. telecom regulator to face Senate panel

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON | Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:08am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's choice for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is expected to face questions about his past work within the telecommunications industry at a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday. The Sen...

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Yahoo says it had as many as 13,000 data requests

Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:19am EDT (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said U.S. law enforcement agencies made between 12,000 and 13,000 requests for data in the last six months, the latest in a series of disclosures by technology companies since intelligence leaks showed the extent of government data gathering efforts. The company said the requests were made between December 1, 2012 and May 31 this yea...

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North Korea says surveillance leaks prove U.S. is "kingpin" of rights abuse

SEOUL | Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:28am EDT SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea rushed to the defense of American civil liberties on Tuesday, saying revelations of mass surveillance operations showed the United States was the "kingpin" of rights abuse. Rights groups and defectors have long accused the North, one of the world's most closed societies, of totalitarian practices. These inclu...

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Batteries hold key to wearable device revolution

By Alexei Oreskovic and Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:39pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Longer-lasting batteries are crucial for a new crop of wearable computers whose rise may upend Apple and Google's dominance of mobile devices, two of the field's pioneers say. Wearable devices - from bracelets that monitor physical activity and sleeping patterns...

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Third Point raises Sony stake, presses for entertainment spin-off

TOKYO | Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:06pm EDT TOKYO (Reuters) - New York-based hedge fund company Third Point said it had raised its stake in Japan's Sony Corp and asked for an opportunity to present its proposal to Sony's board for a partial spin-off of the company's entertainment unit. The move comes after Third Point, a $13 billion hedge fund founded by billionaire investor Daniel...

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Sprint sues Dish, Clearwire to block tender offer

Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:28pm EDT (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp on Monday said it has sued Dish Network Corp to block its tender offer for Clearwire Corp, escalating a takeover battle that also includes Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank Corp. Sprint, the third-largest U.S. phone company, in a statement said Dish's offer violated Delaware law, and was part of an effort to "fool" Clearwire ...

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Sprint files lawsuit against Dish and Clearwire

Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:48pm EDT (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp has filed a lawsuit against Dish Network Corp and Clearwire Corp to prevent the completion of Dish's offer for Clearwire's shares. The lawsuit details how Dish has "repeatedly attempted to fool Clearwire's shareholders into believing its proposal was actionable in an effort to ...

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Netflix boosts original programing with DreamWorks deal

Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:59pm EDT (Reuters) - Video streaming service Netflix Inc is beefing up its original programing menu through a multi-year deal with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc, the maker of movies such as Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. DreamWorks said the deal, which involves 300 hours of new programing, is a cornerstone of a major initiative to expand its television produc...

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