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Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
Yahoo admits some employees knew of massive hack in 2014, launches an investigation into the scope of the knowledge within the company at that time   —  Yahoo has admitted that at least some staff knew that a state-sponsored hacker had accessed its network shortly after an attack took place two years ago …
Nov 10, 2016, 1:40 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Donald Trump's proposal to reduce the tax rate on overseas income to 10% could let Apple, Google, Microsoft, and IBM repatriate hundreds of billions   —  Proposal to slash tax on repatriated profits should encourage overseas rethink  —  More than $1.2tn of US corporate earnings kept overseas …
Nov 9, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Facebook pauses collection of WhatsApp user data in the UK after Information Commissioner says it doesn't have “valid consent” from its users   —  Facebook has agreed to pause its collection of WhatsApp user data in the UK as a result of a probe by the Information Commissioner's Office.
Nov 7, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff on Twitter bid: “In this case we've walked away. It wasn't the right fit for us”; Twitter shares down over 5% on news   —  CEO Benioff says messaging platform is not ‘right fit’ for his cloud company  —  The boss of Salesforce.com has ruled out his company …
Oct 14, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud after its two earlier attempts proved unsuccessful   —  Spotify, the music streaming service, is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud, as competition heats up with Apple for the future of digital music, said people briefed on the discussions.
Sep 28, 2016, 7:06 PMIn context
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Sep 23, 2016, 5:35 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple in talks with UK luxury carmaker and F1 team owner McLaren for a full takeover or strategic investment; McLaren's valuation is said to be £1B+   —  Apple has approached McLaren Technology Group, the British supercar engineer and Formula One team owner, about a potential acquisition …
Sep 21, 2016, 10:39 AMIn context
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Microsoft to close Skype's London office, making close to 400 employees redundant, as part of its global restructuring   —  Microsoft will shut down Skype's London offices, making most of its employees redundant, and terminating the headquarters of a rare European technology champion.
Sep 17, 2016, 5:45 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Snapchat joins the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which sets the Bluetooth wireless standard; sources say its AR hardware project has gathered momentum   —  Snapchat has given the strongest hint yet of its ambitions to move from apps into hardware, by joining the industry group that runs the Bluetooth wireless standard.
Sep 5, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Nic Fildes / Financial Times:
EU's net neutrality implementation guidelines ban network-wide ad-blocking by telecoms   —  Plans by European mobile phone companies to block advertisements across their networks have been dealt a heavy blow after new EU telecoms rules outlawed the process.  —  Software that blocks adverts …
Sep 4, 2016, 10:50 PMIn context

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