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Telecoms deals back as CEOs head to Barcelona

Telecoms deals back as CEOs head to Barcelona

Telecommunications executives from Vodafone Group to Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica are headed to the industry’s annual get-together in Barcelona next week with more on their minds than the latest handsets. Deals under consideration

Google parent sues Uber, alleging IP theft

Google parent sues Uber, alleging IP theft

It took Alphabet’s Waymo seven years to design and build a laser-scanning system to guide its self-driving cars. Uber Technologies allegedly did it in nine months. Waymo claims in a lawsuit filed on Thursday that was possible

Snapchat IPO is lunacy … or is it?

Snapchat IPO is lunacy … or is it?

Let’s say this upfront: buying shares in Snapchat’s initial public offering next week is an act of lunacy. It’s nuts to buy stock of a company with just a two-year track record of generating revenue, a loss of $1,27 for each

Fitbit sales plummet as popularity wanes

Fitbit sales plummet as popularity wanes

Fitbit’s fourth-quarter revenue fell 19%, hurt by fading consumer demand for its once-popular wearable fitness trackers. Revenue in the quarter – which includes the holiday shopping season – dropped to $573,8m, the

Samsung heir’s prison life, with an LG TV

Samsung heir’s prison life, with an LG TV

While being questioned for allegedly bribing South Korea’s president, Samsung Group’s Jay Y Lee is locked up at a prison notorious for housing convicted billionaires, a serial killer and the hangman’s noose. That doesn’t mean he’s

Uber CEO apologises for company’s culture

Uber CEO apologises for company’s culture

At a meeting open to all Uber Technologies employees on Tuesday, Travis Kalanick apologised for cultural failings at his company after a former employee alleged she was harassed and discriminated against while working there. Alongside board member

Money transfer comes to Facebook IM

Money transfer comes to Facebook IM

International money transfer service TransferWise has announced an integration with Facebook’s Messenger that will let people set up foreign exchange transactions over the chat service. London-based TransferWise launched the technology

Kim Dotcom faces extradition to US

Kim Dotcom faces extradition to US

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom claimed a “major victory” in his long-running battle to avoid extradition to the US even as another New Zealand court ruled he is eligible for removal from the South Pacific nation. The high court said on Monday that Dotcom

‘Baby come back’: SpaceX launches supply rocket

‘Baby come back’: SpaceX launches supply rocket

Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched its second rocket in as many months on Sunday, bringing it a 10th of the way to its goal of deploying 20 to 24 rockets this year. The Falcon 9 rocket that launched SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft

Samsung boss arrested on bribery allegations

Samsung boss arrested on bribery allegations

Samsung Group’s Jay Y Lee was formally arrested on allegations of bribery, perjury and embezzlement, an extraordinary step that jeopardises the executive’s ascent to the top role at the world’s biggest smartphone maker. The Seoul central district court

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