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HTC CEO steps back to focus on fixing smartphone slide: FT

TAIPEI | Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:19pm EDT TAIPEI (Reuters) - HTC Corp's chief executive has handed some duties to the company's chairwoman as the smartphone maker struggles to claw back market share from Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the Financial Times reported. Chief executive Peter Chou is temporarily focusing on innovation and product development after HTC's lat...

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U.S. surveillance leaks threaten police use of new technologies: official

By Chris Francescani PHILADELPHIA | Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:43pm EDT PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Public disclosures about U.S. government surveillance threaten the ability of police to use powerful new technologies such as drones and mobile license plate readers, a top law enforcement official said on Sunday. The leak of highly classified documents by National Security Agen...

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Obama to call healthcare website glitches 'unacceptable' as fix sought

By Jeff Mason and Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON | Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:13pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will declare the glitches in a new healthcare website "unacceptable" on Monday and outline ways for consumers to sign up for insurance while his team scrambles to fix problems that have ta...

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Amazon's third-party deals must change, German watchdog says: paper

FRANKFURT | Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:13pm EDT FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's antitrust watchdog accused Amazon of undermining competition when dealing with third-party merchants and said it would impose reform unless the Internet retailer changed its rules, a German newspaper reported. "Luckily, we have instruments of torture, which we will use if necessary," Andreas Mundt, the ...

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Twitter quitters dog IPO

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:03am EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Retired schoolteacher Donald Hovasse signed up for Twitter about a year ago at the urging of his daughter. He lost interest after trying the service a few times and finding lots of celebrities but few of his friends using the online social network. "I didn't really get the poin...

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Big data heralds return of the Cray supercomputer

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE | Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:33am EDT SEATTLE (Reuters) - "Big data" means big computers, and good news for Cray Inc. The pioneer of supercomputers in the 1970s stood on the brink of obscurity 20 years ago but is now surging back to prominence. Its shares have almost doubled over the past 12 months.The explosion of data - measuring weather, traffic, he...

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SAP to wind down software product for small businesses: magazine

FRANKFURT | Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:52am EDT FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP is winding down a web-based software product for small to mid-sized businesses, a German magazine reported. Business weekly Wirtschaftswoche said SAP would stop the development of a software dubbed Business By Design, although existing customers will be able to continue to use i...

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Online payroll company Paylocity selects banks for 2014 IPO -sources

By Olivia Oran Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:03pm EDT (Reuters) - Paylocity, an online payroll and human resources software company, has picked banks for an initial public offering that could come next year, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The Arlington Heights, Illinois-based company has hired Bank of America Corp, Deutsche Bank AG and William Blair to lead the deal...

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NYSE to open up facilities for testing ahead of Twitter IPO

By John McCrank NEW YORK | Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:38pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - NYSE Euronext said on Friday it would offer testing next weekend for trading firms planning to take part in Twitter's market debut, highlighting an industry-wide focus on risk controls after a spate of technology-related snafus in r...

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