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Toshiba probed by Japan securities watchdog over results filing: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp’s (6502.T) accounting in its latest earnings statement to see if it properly handled losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The move follows an unusual “qualified opinion” given to the earnings report for the past business year by Toshiba’s auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Aa...

19 Oct 4:23 AM 0 Read More...

Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and researchers that helps the social media service set its policies. The new rules, which will likely be introduced in the next few weeks, are aimed at tackling one of Twitter’s biggest and long-lasting problems. They fo...

18 Oct 5:28 PM 0 Read More...

IBM shares head for biggest gain in eight years

(Reuters) - Shares in International Business Machines Inc (IBM.N) surged 9 percent on Wednesday after it beat expectations on revenue and gave an outlook that hinted one of the world’s first big computing names was back on a growth track after six years in retreat. There was no initial sign of changes to major brokerage ratings and most analysts shied away from calling a complete turnaround in the company’s fortu...

18 Oct 2:55 PM 0 Read More...

Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment: report

(Reuters) - Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse, laying out stronger penalties for misconduct on the social media platform in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired late on Tuesday. Reuters was not immediately able to confirm that the email published by the micro-blogging site was genuine. Twitter did not respond to requests for comment. In a series of tweets o...

18 Oct 1:39 PM 0 Read More...

Apple and GE team up on software to track power plants, machinery

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and General Electric Co say they are working together to make it easier to write software that can track power plants and jet engines on Apple’s iPhones and iPads. The companies have come up with a tool for app developers to connect Apple’s iOS operating system more easily to Predix, the cloud-based software at the heart of GE’s effort to turn itself into a “digital industrial” company...

18 Oct 12:34 PM 0 Read More...

Big Blue back on the attack, analysts cautious

(Reuters) - IBM shares surged 5 percent on Wednesday after the world’s first big computing company beat expectations on third-quarter revenue and gave an outlook that hinted it was back on a growth track after six years in retreat. There was no initial sign of changes to major brokerage trading recommendations or price targets for International Business Machines Inc and most shied away from calling a complete turn...

18 Oct 11:48 AM 0 Read More...

EU-U.S. data transfer pact passes first annual review

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers won a green light from the European Union on Wednesday after a first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans’ data stored on U.S. servers. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was agreed last year after everyday cross-border data transfers were plunged into limbo when the EU’s top court struck down a previous data t...

18 Oct 11:21 AM 0 Read More...

Online groceries are a hard sell, even to avid internet shoppers: poll

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most U.S. shoppers are fiercely loyal to local food stores, calling them better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that raises questions about how much Amazon.com’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the supermarket business. Shares in Kroger Co, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, have tumbled 40 percent from this year’s highs on worrie...

18 Oct 11:05 AM 0 Read More...

Taiwan ministry expresses 'deep concern' about Qualcomm's antitrust fine

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s economics ministry said it is “deeply concerned” about the antitrust agency imposing a $775 million fine on Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), in a rare public display of disagreement between authorities. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined Qualcomm last week, saying the U.S. chipmaker had abused its monopolistic position by opting against licensing some modem-related technologies to ot...

18 Oct 10:23 AM 0 Read More...

EU-U.S. data transfer pact to pass first annual review

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers will get the green light from the European Union on Wednesday after the first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans’ data stored on U.S. servers. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was agreed last year after everyday cross-border data transfers were plunged into limbo when the EU’s top court struck down a previo...

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