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Microsoft victory in overseas email seizure case is upheld

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An equally divided federal appeals court refused to reconsider its landmark decision forbidding the U.S. government from forcing Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. Read More


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U.S. trade commission to probe Nokia complaint against Apple

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it will investigate a complaint by Nokia Technologies alleging that Apple Inc has imported smart phones, tablet computers and other electronics that infringe upon its patents. More »


Amazon offers to scrap e-book clauses to settle EU antitrust probe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. online retailer Amazon has offered to alter its e-book contracts with publishers in a bid to end an EU antitrust probe and stave off a possible fine, the European Commission said on Tuesday. More »


Target to launch mobile payment service in U.S. stores this year

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Target Corp said on Tuesday it plans to launch its own mobile payment service this year in stores, which would allow customers to pay for goods using an app on their mobile phones. More »


Alibaba raises guidance as strategy shift makes progress

(Reuters) - Chinese online retail giant Alibaba Group Holding beat analyst estimates with a 54 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, benefiting from its sharpened focus on cloud and digital media ventures as well as gains in its core business. More »


Verizon earnings, subscriber additions fall short of estimates

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc's� quarterly profit missed estimates and the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier added fewer subscribers than anticipated in the fourth quarter as it struggles to fend off rivals in a maturing wireless market. More »


Vodafone wins German court victory over Telekom duct charges

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's highest federal court handed Vodafone a victory on Tuesday in a dispute with Deutsche Telekom over how the former state monopoly charges for the use of cable ducts, Vodafone said. More »


Toshiba board to approve plans to split off chip business on Friday: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's <6502.T> board will meet on Friday to approve plans to make its chip business a separate company and hopes to raise more than 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) by selling a 20 percent stake in it, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. More »


Yahoo beats Wall Street view, sees Verizon deal closing in second quarter

(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, and said the sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc should be completed in the second quarter, allaying some investor concerns that the deal might collapse. More »


Samsung Electronics warns of political risks as chips boost fourth-quarter profit

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> on Tuesday said it expects profit growth in 2017 despite challenges arising from political uncertainty, after record chip earnings glossed over the Note 7 smartphone fiasco in the fourth quarter. More »


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