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Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc again posted anemic quarterly revenue growth as the Internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's comeback effort.Full article

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'Keep Steve Jobs' personality out of trial'

As of 04/16/2014 9:43 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Witnesses at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley should not be allowed to offer evidence that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was "a bully," four major tech companies argued in a court filing. Full article

Smartphone makers, telcos embrace anti-theft initiative

As of 04/16/2014 9:22 AM
NEW YORK - Major U.S. wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. Full article

BlackBerry buys minority stake in healthcare IT firm

As of 04/15/2014 8:36 PM
TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it bought a minority stake in privately held healthcare IT firm NantHealth, a move that offers a glimpse into the type of niche markets the smartphone maker is targeting as it attempts to engineer a turnaround. Full article

China's version of Twitter set for Wall Street debut

As of 04/15/2014 6:34 PM
BEIJING - Sina Weibo, widely known as China's version of Twitter, is set to go public in the United States this week -- after three weeks of sell-offs took their toll on technology stocks. Full article

Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services

As of 04/15/2014 1:22 PM
Facebook Inc is preparing to join the mobile-payments race with remittances and electronic-money services on the social network, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing several people involved in the process. Full article

Google buys solar-powered drone maker

As of 04/15/2014 9:38 AM
NEW YORK - Google Monday announced that it is acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas. Full article

Turkey accuses Twitter of 'tax evasion'

As of 04/15/2014 9:20 AM
ISTANBUL - Turkey urged executives from Twitter to open an office and start paying Turkish tax on Monday in the first direct talks since a two-week ban imposed on the site as the government battled a corruption scandal.   Full article

Google informs users of email scanning practices

As of 04/15/2014 9:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads. Full article

Faster Wi-Fi on flights leads to battle in the sky

As of 04/14/2014 2:36 PM
NEW YORK/HAMBURG - Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travelers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems. Full article

Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone

As of 04/14/2014 9:59 AM
SEOUL - After years of record profit growth, tech giant Samsung Electronics looks to be at a commercial crossroads as it searches for a new growth driver to counter slowing sales of its phenomenally successful smartphones.   Full article