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  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington

    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday voted to open a swath of government-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies such as Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc as they seek to meet growing data demands from new wireless devices. The Federal Communications Commission …

  • EU telecoms reform to address competition from WhatsApp, Skype By Julia Fioretti - Reuters - 18 hours ago
    Picture illustration shows Whatsapp's logo reflected in a person's eye, in central Bosnian town of Zenica

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe's telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry. A draft seen by Reuters of the Commission's …

  • Europol Director - hackers target banks, not customers By Toby Sterling - Reuters - 20 hours ago

    By Toby Sterling THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Banks, rather than their customers, are increasingly the main target of online thieves, Europol director Rob Wainwright said on Friday in an interview. "That has been an important change," Wainwright told Reuters after a conference on cyber security in The Hague.

  • Chinese classified advertising site 58.com Inc said on Friday that it had agreed to buy a 43.2 percent stake in rival Ganji.com, marking further consolidation in the mainland's hot technology sector. In February, China's two leading taxi-hailing apps Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache agreed to merge, creating a $6 billion (£3.99 …

  • China suspends bank-technology rules that sparked worry By Michael Martina - Reuters - Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China has put on hold bank-technology rules that Washington and others complained amount to unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a government notice seen by Reuters said. The notice, dated Monday and issued by China's bank and tech industry regulators, said the rules to improve …

  • U.S. Air Force moves toward common satellite control system By Andrea Shalal - Reuters - Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is studying how to develop a common ground system to track, communicate with and control all the satellites it operates, a move that would save money and improve cybersecurity, the head of Air Force Space Command said on Thursday. General John Hyten …

  • U.S. Air Force moves towards common satellite control system By Andrea Shalal - Reuters - Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    Josh Mayeux, network defender, works at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs

    By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is studying how to develop a common ground system to track, communicate with and control all the satellites it operates, a move that would save money and improve cybersecurity, the head of Air Force Space Command said on Thursday. General John Hyten …

  • China’s DJI drones flying high among U.S. companies By David Morgan - Reuters - Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    A Phantom drone by DJI company, equipped with a camera, flies during the 4th Intergalactic Meeting of Phantom's Pilots in an open secure area in the Bois de Boulogne, western Paris

    By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has established a strong early lead in the U.S. commercial market as companies turn to its inexpensive, light-weight flying devices for a host of uses from shooting films to mapping and site inspections. Sixty-one of the 129 companies …

  • A New Satellite for One of the Great U.S. Space Programs Robinson Meyer - The Atlantic - Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    A New Satellite for One of the Great U.S. Space Programs

    The Landsat program doesn’t produce images like the ones of astronauts playing golf on the moon nor geologists scaling an erupting volcano, but it has created one of the most important scientific repositories of data ever made. Since 1972, one of the eight satellites in the Landsat program have photographed the entire …

  • A bitcoin sticker is seen in the window of the 'Vape Lab' cafe, where it is possible to both use and purchase the bitcoin currency, in London

    Digital Currency Group, a New York-based entity founded by bitcoin advocate Barry Silbert, rebranded its broker-dealer division of SecondMarket Inc specializing in trading virtual currencies including bitcoin, according to a press statement on Thursday. The Trading Division of SecondMarket Inc is now called Genesis Trading …

  • Barbed wire is seen in front of Amazon logistics centre in Graben

    German labour union Verdi is prepared for a long fight with U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc for better pay and conditions and expects more strikes this Christmas. Verdi has organised frequent strikes at Amazon since May 2013 as it seeks to force the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collective …

  • U.S. defense official cites concerns about attacks on satellites By Andrea Shalal - Reuters - Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work on Wednesday underscored growing concerns about potential threats to key military and intelligence satellites, and said the U.S. government needed innovative and integrated ways to respond to any such attacks. Work told a classified …

  • US govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets Kerry Sheridan - AFP - Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleges, filing a lawsuit Wednesday against the government

    Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed against the government.

  • Federal fisheries regulators halt West Coast sardine season JEFF BARNARD - Associated Press - Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday approved an early closure of commercial sardine fishing off Oregon, Washington and California to prevent overfishing.

  • EU accuses Google of hurting consumers, competitors in Web search case By Alastair Macdonald and Julia Fioretti - Reuters - Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    EU Competition Commissioner Vestager addresses a news conference in Brussels

    By Alastair Macdonald and Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union accused Google Inc on Wednesday of cheating consumers and competitors by distorting Web search results to favour its own shopping service, after a five-year investigation that could change the rules for business online. It also started another …