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Panasonic to appeal EU ruling on cathode-ray tube cartel

TOKYO | Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:31am EST TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp said on Friday that it would appeal a decision by the European Commission to fine it 252 million euros ($327 million) on charges of fixing prices for TV and computer monitor cathode-ray tubes along with five other companies. The European Commiss...

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Apple presses case for Samsung sales ban in appeals filing

WASHINGTON | Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:04pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tech giant Apple Inc, battling Samsung Electronics Co over patents in several countries, argued on Thursday that a U.S. appeals court should reconsider its decision to overturn a pretrial sales ban on Samsung for infringement. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in October overturned a pretrial sa...

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RIM posts smaller than expected loss; shares surge

Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:11pm EST (Reuters) - Research In Motion reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday and boosted its cash cushion, sending its shares soaring more than 7 percent. But the struggling BlackBerry maker also recorded the first-ever decline in its subscriber base, barely a month before the crucial launch of the new BB10 smartphone line.RIM reported a los...

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Deutsche Telekom finance chief to replace CEO Obermann

By Maria Sheahan and Christoph Steitz FRANKFURT | Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:14pm EST FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom chief executive Rene Obermann has unexpectedly announced he will step down at the end of 2013 and be succeeded by finance director Timotheus Hoettges. Hoettges, 50, said on Thursday he was not planning major changes to strategy and would continue Ober...

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Oracle buys web firm Eloqua to boost cloud presence

By Sayantani Ghosh Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:10pm EST (Reuters) - Oracle Corp agreed to buy Eloqua Inc, a maker of web-based marketing automation software that listed in August, for about $810 million as it seeks to expand its cloud-computing services. Eloqua makes software to help businesses predict and grow revenue by monitoring marketing and sales initiatives. Its customers inc...

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Vatican takes first spot in Internet domain name draw

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS | Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:07pm EST PARIS (Reuters) - The Vatican has come out in first place in a long-awaited draw to expand the Internet address system with new domain names that go beyond the usual .com, .org or .net endings. ICANN, the corporation that oversees the Internet address system, announced this week the domain name .c...

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Vatican says pope beats Justin Bieber on re-tweets

VATICAN CITY | Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:55am EST VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, white-haired, 85, and a neophyte to social media site Twitter, has beaten out 18-year old heartthrob Justin Bieber to set a percentage record for re-tweeting by his followers, the Vatican said on Thursday. The Vatican newspaper said that as of noon Italian time on Thursday the pope had 2.1 m...

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Deutsche Telekom finance head to become CEO at end 2013

By Maria Sheahan and Christoph Steitz FRANKFURT | Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:40am EST FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Rene Obermann will step down at the end of next year and be succeeded at the helm of Germany's former state telecoms monopoly by finance director Timotheus Hoettges. Hoettges, 50, said on Thursday he was not planning major changes to ...

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European Commission wades into global tech patents war

By Ethan Bilby BRUSSELS | Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:31am EST BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are poised to accuse Samsung of breaking competition rules in filing patent lawsuits against rival Apple, in the EU's first formal challenge to the consumer electronic industry's patent wars. "We will issue a statement of objections very soon," the European Union's competition ...

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Oracle strengthens cloud presence with $810 million Eloqua deal

By Sayantani Ghosh Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:07am EST (Reuters) - Oracle Corp agreed to buy Eloqua Inc, a maker of web-based marketing automation software that listed on the Nasdaq in August, for about $810 million, to drive growth through cloud-computing services. Eloqua makes software to enable businesses predict and grow revenue by monitoring and measuring marketing and sales i...

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