BEIJING— China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry. Officials said earlier that Mercedes Benz, Audi and Chrysler also violated the law.» Read More
NEW YORK— Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans, I have to leave the app to check the weather forecast.
HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Aug 11- In the early afternoon of Monday, Aug. 4, ten men in suits and casual business wear barged into a busy office at Mercedes-Benz's east China sales office, near Shanghai's Hongqiao international airport.
Aug 11- On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China.
LAS VEGAS, Aug 8- John McAfee, the flamboyant anti-virus software industry pioneer, made a surprise appearance at a computer hackers' conference on Friday evening, where he unveiled a new website to give people a place online to vent their anger.
A retail tracking start-up has laid off 20 employees, in part because of forthcoming iPhone privacy changes. Re/code reports.
LOS ANGELES— The Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a smartphone app that will notify CPR-trained citizens when someone nearby is having a cardiac arrest.
*Blackstone, KKR, TPG to apportion settlement. The payment by Blackstone Group LP, KKR& Co LP and TPG Capital LP will benefit shareholders of some merger targets during a buyout boom that predated the 2008 financial crisis, and was disclosed in a Thursday court filing.
Facebook will acquire PrivateCore, a firm that 'validates and secures' server data and protects servers from possible breaches.
Aug 7- Blackstone Group LP, KKR& Co LP and TPG Capital LP have agreed to settle a U.S. lawsuit accusing them of conspiring not to outbid each other and other buyout firms on takeovers of companies, a person familiar with the matter said.
LAS VEGAS, Aug 7- Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they have uncovered a cyber espionage operation that successfully penetrated two spy agencies and hundreds of government and military targets in Europe and the Middle East since the beginning of this year.
Aug 6- Business software maker Tibco Software Inc has been approaching potential suitors, including private equity firms, Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Tibco shares closed up 7.5 percent at $20.75 on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. The company had a market value of $3.2 billion as of Tuesday close.
Aug 6- Business software maker CA Inc, trying to shake off sluggish sales growth, is digging into a sizeable war chest built over the years to propel growth through acquisitions and a renewed focus on its own products.
A handful of Twitter users have noticed a new setting for "payment and shipping" within the company's Android app.
With big data breaches becoming more common, experts say it's time to take more steps to protect yourself. Here's what you need to know.
BEIJING, Aug 6- Accenture PLC said on Wednesday it was providing client information to a Chinese regulator, which is investigating Microsoft Corp for anti-trust violations. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce conducted new raids on Microsoft and Accenture, its partner in China, the agency said on its website on Wednesday.
*Sprint to name Brightstar's Marcelo Claure as CEO- source. Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 5- The Netherlands' Royal Philips and IT consultancy Accenture are developing software to help people with neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, live more independently. Accenture and Philips jointly developed the software that connects the various technologies.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 5- Public concerns about the U.S. government's secretive surveillance programs exposed by Edward Snowden have spawned a slew of encryption products and privacy services that aim to make electronic spying more difficult.
Aug 4- U.S. security software maker Symantec Corp and Russia's Kaspersky Lab downplayed a move by Beijing to exclude them from a list of anti-virus vendors whose products are approved for sale to central government agencies in China.
Microsoft should not obstruct an anti-trust investigation by Chinese regulators, the SAIC said on Monday.
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