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Selling flak jackets in the cyberwars

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO | Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:56am EST SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When the Israeli army and Hamas trade virtual blows in cyberspace, or when hacker groups like Anonymous rise from the digital ether, or when WikiLeaks dumps a trove of classified documents, some see a lawless Internet. But Matthew Prince, chief executive at CloudFlare, a little-known...

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Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple

BRUSSELS | Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:56am EST BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators ended an antitrust probe into e-book prices on Thursday, accepting an offer by Apple and four publishers to ease pricing restrictions on Amazon and other retailers. The decision hands online retailer Amazon a victory in its attempt to sell e-books cheaper than rivals in the fast-growing ma...

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Amazon launches Kindle store in China, could pave way for Kindle

SHANGHAI | Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:18am EST SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has launched a Kindle store for China, the company said on Thursday, selling Chinese electronic books for the mobile Kindle application, in a move that could soon see the device launched in China. The launch of the store could pave the way for a roll-out of Amazon's Kindle device that has already rec...

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U.S. federal agency to test RIM's BlackBerry 10

By Euan Rocha TORONTO | Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:18am EST TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion said a U.S. federal agency, which recently outlined plans to move away from BlackBerry in favor of Apple Inc's iPhone, is now set to begin testing RIM's new BlackBerry 10 platform and devices. The U.S. Immigration an...

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As global consumers shop mobile, Apple outshines rivals

By Leila Abboud and Alistair Barr PARIS/PALO ALTO, Calif | Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:33pm EST PARIS/PALO ALTO, Calif (Reuters) - Apple's stock may be sliding as investors fret about growing competition, but store visits and interviews with smartphone and tablet shoppers in 10 cities around the world suggest consumers share little of that negativity. With tablets and other ...

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Facebook unveils new privacy controls

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:03am EST SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc began rolling out a variety of new privacy controls on Wednesday, the company's latest effort to address user concerns about who can see their personal information on the world's largest social network. New tools introduced on Wednesday will make it easier for Fac...

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Redbox to launch video streaming service this month

Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:35am EST (Reuters) - Redbox kiosks owner Coinstar Inc (CSTR.O) and Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said they will launch a video streaming service later this month to take on video rental giant Netflix Inc (NFLX.O). The companies are set to launch their Redbox Instant video streaming service more than ten months after they first inked a joint venture.Coinstar sh...

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Pope needs help sending out blessing in first tweet

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY | Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:47am EST VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - After weeks of anticipation bordering on media frenzy, Pope Benedict solemnly put his finger to a computer tablet device on Wednesday and tried to send his first tweet - but something went wrong. Images on Vatican television appeared to show the first try didn't work. The pope, wh...

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Autonomy spurs questions on looming accounting overhaul

By Dena Aubin NEW YORK | Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:11am EST NEW YORK (Reuters) - The scandal at Autonomy, a UK software group bought last year by Hewlett-Packard Co, has some accountants wondering about the wisdom of new, global standards in the pipeline that would change how companies account for revenue. "Revenue recognition" is the most common type of corporate book-coo...

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Microsoft ups Surface production, to sell in more stores

SEATTLE | Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:22pm EST SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has stepped up manufacturing of the Surface tablet, its new device designed to counter Apple Inc's iPad, and will introduce it to third-party retailers this week. The moves suggest Microsoft is seeing some demand for its first own-brand computer in ...

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