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Facebook talks up need for virtual reality, big tech bets

SAN FRANCISCO - Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts.Full article

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Convergys to hire more employees in Clark

As of 03/27/2015 5:32 PM
Convergys is looking to hire more employees in Clark, Pampanga. Full article

Amazon in talks to buy Net-a-Porter

As of 03/27/2015 2:50 PM is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Full article

Twitter launches video streaming app Periscope

As of 03/27/2015 11:44 AM
Twitter Inc launched a video streaming app called Periscope on Thursday, just days after reports that it had blocked a rival app called Meerkat. Full article

Apple plans China iPhone trade-in program

As of 03/26/2015 5:06 PM
Apple Inc plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China in association with the Foxconn Technology Group, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the effort. Full article

Thomson Reuters launches Westlaw Asia

As of 03/26/2015 3:47 PM
Thomson Reuters has launched Westlaw Asia, a single legal research platform, to deliver key resources such as cases, legislation, law journals and legal commentary to legal professionals in a user-friendly format.   Full article

How Uber is ramping up safety efforts

As of 03/26/2015 9:25 AM
Uber said Wednesday it was ramping up safety in response to rape allegations against a driver in India and growing concerns about background checks for operators of the popular ride-sharing service. Full article

Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers

As of 03/26/2015 9:07 AM
Facebook on Wednesday began turning its Messenger application into a platform for e-commerce, video and more in a bid to shake up online communication. Full article

'Chinese have no need for blocked Facebook, Twitter'

As of 03/26/2015 8:45 AM
If Beijing is successful in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics then foreigners who attend will get uncensored Internet access, but this isn't an issue for Chinese who "don't like" sites like Facebook and Twitter, an official said on Wednesday.   Full article

Beijing behind Internet security violation - group

As of 03/25/2015 3:36 PM
China's cyberspace administration is "complicit" in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said Wednesday, calling on firms worldwide to step up their defenses. Full article

Oracle to hire 1,000 in Asia Pacific

As of 03/25/2015 2:38 PM
Oracle said it will hire 1,000 new employees across the Asia-Pacific region. Full article