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  • Gambling firm GVC raises offer to $1.6 billion for rival Bwin.party By Aastha Agnihotri and Neil Maidment - Reuters - 11 hours ago
    bwin CEOs Bodner and Teufelberger attend a news conference in Vienna

    By Aastha Agnihotri and Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - Online gambling firm GVC Holdings returned on Monday with a new 1 billion-pound ($1.55 billion) bid for rival Bwin.party Digital Entertainment , looking to trump a recently accepted offer from 888 <888.L>. Bwin, put up for sale last year, accepted a cash and stock …

  • A sales person helps a child try out a video game at a shop in Beijing, Monday, July 27, 2015. China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    BEIJING (AP) — China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai.

  • General Electric aims big in energy storage after battery step back By Lewis Krauskopf - Reuters - Sun, Jul 26, 2015
    The logo of General Electric is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris

    General Electric Co wants to be a "sizable" player in the market for systems that store energy to manage power volatility, a sector the company expects to quadruple to $6 billion by 2020, the head of GE's energy storage business told Reuters. Demand for industrial battery systems is being driven by increasing reliance …

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in NICHOLAS RICCARDI - Associated Press - Sat, Jul 25, 2015
    FILE - In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, puts on his seat belt getting into an Uber car after speaking at Thumbtack, an online startup in San Francisco. The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new “sharing” economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    DENVER (AP) — The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into a wealthy sector of the tech industry.

  • AT&T buys DirecTV, now biggest traditional TV provider in US TALI ARBEL - Associated Press - Sat, Jul 25, 2015
    FILE - This file combo made from file photos shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission, according to reports, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking TOM KRISHER - Associated Press - Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014, file photo, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is seen after being unveiled at Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers detailed how they were able to take control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet, the company announced, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

  • WTO slashes tariffs on IT goods but implementation held up By Tom Miles - Reuters - Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    The World Trade Organization WTO logo is seen at the entrance of the WTO headquarters in Geneva

    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization finalised a list of 201 information technology products to be freed from import tariffs in a $1.3 trillion deal on Friday, but said it was still short of the critical mass of countries needed to put it into force. “Today's agreement is a landmark,” WTO Director-General …

  • Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack? ANNE FLAHERTY - Associated Press - Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015, file photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks during an interview with The Associated about the CIA torture report, in her Capitol Hill office in Washington. Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity. The Senate Intelligence Committee has included the requirement in a broader intelligence bill. The House didn’t include a similar provision in its bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

  • Comcast adds Internet customers; box office pumps up revenue TALI ARBEL - Associated Press - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    FILE - This June 11, 2013, file photo, shows the Comcast Corp. logo during The Cable Show 2013 convention in Washington. Comcast reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a slowdown in subscriber growth, the Internet is still propelling Comcast.

  • Comcast posts in-line results as Internet, NBC Universal units grow By Malathi Nayak - Reuters - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    The NBC and Comcast logo are displayed on top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, formerly known as the GE building, in midtown Manhattan in New York

    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, posted in-line second-quarter results, as its high-speed Internet and NBC Universal businesses grew amid a drop in pay-TV subscriber departures. Comcast, also the No.1 U.S. high-speed Internet provider, said on Thursday total revenue …

  • Apple's India test: how to gain volume and meet aspiration By Nivedita Bhattacharjee - Reuters - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    An Apple salesperson speaks to customers at an electronics store in Mumbai

    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - With only a tiny share of the world's fastest-growing major smartphone market, Apple Inc is stepping up its push into India, with a first targeted TV advertising campaign, expanded retail network and promotional financing schemes. For years, India has been a low priority for …

  • South African Airways introduced the ban on transporting hunting trophies in April after being fined for a trophy shipment that made its way to Australia under the label "mechanical equipment"

    Animal welfare activists on Thursday decried a decision by South Africa's national air carrier to reverse a ban on the transportation of hunting trophies.

  • Russian, Japanese, US crew reach ISS despite minor mishap Anna Smolchenko - AFP - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    Russia was forced to put all space travel on hold after the unmanned Progress freighter taking cargo to the ISS crashed back to Earth in late April

    Astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States Thursday docked successfully with the International Space Station after a two-month delay, despite a minor hiccup.

  • 5 things: House bill would prevent mandatory GMO labeling MARY CLARE JALONICK - Associated Press - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    FILE - In this April 16, 2013, file photo, a customer shops for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt. States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering. The legislation scheduled for a vote July 23, 2015, is backed by the food industry, which has fought state labeling efforts around the country. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering.

  • Tsinghua Holdings chief says still in Micron talks, hopeful on deal By Michael Gold - Reuters - Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    File photo of memory chip parts of U.S. memory chip maker MicronTechnology at their booth at an industrial fair in Frankfurt

    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's Tsinghua Holdings is still discussing a potential deal to buy U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc and hopes it could eventually go through, the state-backed investment company's chairman told Reuters on Thursday. Sources told Reuters earlier this week that Micron has dismissed …