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Apple chief Cook to debut hot new iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s Tim Cook is expected to kick off his reign as chief executive on Tuesday by unveiling a hot new iPhone model that some analysts are predicting will be a bestseller. Cook will be filling the shoes of legendary Apple co-founder and pitchman Steve Jobs, who surrendered…

Yahoo! in online news partnership with ABC

Yahoo! is teaming up with ABC News in a bid to create a digital news powerhouse. Yahoo! and ABC News said their “strategic online news alliance,” which was unveiled at the ABC News studios in Manhattan’s Times Square on Monday, will reach more than 100 million US users each month.…

BRICs push for bigger say in running of internet

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Campaigners for a loosely regulated Internet are alarmed at the risk to Web freedom from fast-growing BRIC and other emerging economies seeking more say in how the online realm is policed. They fear tighter government control by authoritarian countries will strangle the liberal culture which has allowed…

Alibaba chief ‘interested’ in buying Yahoo!

The head of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba is “interested” in buyingYahoo! and has been approached by private equity firms and other groups about doing a deal, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Jack Ma, chief executive of Alibaba, China’s top online retailer, was quoted as making the comments at a “China 2.0″ event at Stanford University on Friday, according to…

Government simulates cyber attack for training

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Reuters) – The lights went out. Hackers had infiltrated the chemical company’s computer network. The firm’s own experts ran around from computer to computer trying to fight back and regain control. “We’re flying blind,” the chief executive of the fictitious ACME chemical company said. The cyber attack…

Nestle designs TV ad to appeal directly to dogs

GENEVA — The world’s biggest food company Nestle is seeking to conquer the dog food market with special advertising targeted at men’s best friend. “Nestle Purina has created the first-ever television commercial especially for dogs,” it said in a statement. “The TV commercial to be screened on Austrian television uses…

AT&T to cut off bandwidth for some ‘unlimited’ data subscribers

Beginning Saturday, telecom giant AT&T will start “throttling,” or slowing down, the bandwidth of some of its most loyal “unlimited” mobile data subscribers, which the network blames for their service’s overall poor performance. The company announced its intent back in July, and accused their most frequent users of degrading service…

Bank of America to charge debit card use fee

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp plans to charge customers who use their debit cards to make purchases a $5 monthly fee beginning early next year, joining other banks scrambling for new sources of revenue. U.S. banks have been looking for ways to increase revenue as regulations introduced since the…

Nokia completes transfer of 2,300 jobs to Accenture

The world’s largest mobile phone maker Nokia said on Friday that it had finished outsourcing 2,300 engineers to US-based global consulting firm Accenture. “Nokia announced today that it has completed the transaction to outsource its Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture,” the company said in a statement. Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop announced…

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