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  • Google, governments team up to fight paedophiles Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    Spies, cops and U.S. technology giants are teaming up to tackle pedophiles operating on the dark net in an initiative announced by the U.K.

  • Google to shut Spain news service ahead of new law Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:09 AM ET

    Google announces end of its Spanish news-linking service due to new laws under which publishers can charge search engines.

  • LONDON, Dec 11- Google said it was closing its news-linking service in Spain next week due to new legislation under which publishers can charge search engines for using their content. In a statement, the global Internet search giant said the new law makes the Google News service unsustainable and that, "with real sadness", it will remove Spanish publishers from...

  • What Gangnam people say about startup boom Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— The uber-trendy neighborhood in Seoul that served as the backdrop for PSY's "Gangnam Style" hit is famous for sky high real estate prices, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. In the 40 square kilometers of land south of Han river, Gangnam entrepreneurs are looking to challenge global services like YouTube or Google.

  • Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the "Gangnam Style" K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. As one of the most wired places on earth, Seoul has been a crucible for several startup scenes. The government is even aiming to make a town south of Seoul a Korean Silicon...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11- Amazon.com Inc is considering expanding its same-day delivery program globally, recent job listings show, underlining the importance of fast shipping to its ability to compete with the instant gratification offered by brick-and-mortar stores. It is not clear when Amazon hopes to meet its goals and how it would extend same-day delivery...

  • Google News to go dark in Spain over 'Google Tax' Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:19 PM ET

    MADRID— Google said Thursday it will shut down its Google News service in Spain to prevent publishers' content from appearing on it— ahead of a new law requiring the Internet search company to pay Spanish news organizations for linked content or snippets of news. The move marks the first time globally that Google Inc. will shutter Google News and comes ahead of a...

  • People working to change the face of the tech industry Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    They want to build on the momentum Jackson created this year when he got Silicon Valley leaders such as Google, Facebook and Apple to acknowledge that they haven't been doing enough to make their workforces look more like the overall population. When Gregorio Rojas was interviewing people for engineering jobs at TMZ.com in Los Angeles, he was shocked and...

  • Apple and IBM to help cable guy arrive quicker Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— Apple and IBM, once the most unlikely of allies, on Wednesday announced the first fruits of a partnership aimed at developing new mobile software— and selling more mobile devices— to business customers. All told, IBM and Apple announced 10 new business-oriented programs for Apple's popular iPhones and iPads, which are already used widely in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, incoming chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said in opening remarks that he expected the Senate would not vote on the nominations this year and that incoming committee members may also have questions for Lee. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, also pressed Lee on a report...

  • LONDON, Dec 9- A British tax on companies that shift profits out of the country and into tax havens will target inter-company fees for services such as the use of intellectual property, according to draft legislation published on Wednesday. Such a move could avoid legal challenges under existing tax treaties with countries such as Ireland, a major conduit for...

  • Congrats on the big payday! Now, don't blow it Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Ray Gillenwater (left), former BlackBerry executive and founder of SpeakUp, with SpeakUp co-founder Keith Barney

    Many young tech executives give up a fat paycheck to risk it all for start-up success. And they don't live to regret it.

  • Congress told US lags other nations on drones Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    The Federal Aviation Administration bars all commercial use of drones except for 13 companies that have been granted permits for limited operations. Several European countries have granted commercial permits to more than a 1,000 drone operators for safety inspections of infrastructure, such as railroad tracks, or to support commercial agriculture,...

  • Crowdfunding real estate Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    Rendering of an iFunding project.

    Watch iFunding CEO William Skelley model his big idea to "Power Pitch" panelists Ryan Serhant, Dolly Lenz and Alicia Syrett.

  • Tech summit addresses industry's lack of diversity Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    The challenges, along with some of the potential solutions, were explored Wednesday at a Silicon Valley summit organized by Jackson and his group, Rainbow Push. In a show of their commitment, Google, Apple, Facebook and more than other 20 other tech companies sent representatives to the forum held at the Santa Clara, California, headquarters of a Silicon Valley...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 10- Doctor On Demand is the latest Silicon Valley startup to bet that people will turn to mobile devices for confidential counseling. The Doctor On Demand app is available on mobile devices with both Google Inc's Android and Apple Inc's iOS platforms. It has raised $24 million from such venture firms as Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures,...

  • Can LendingClub transform banking as we know it? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    LendingClub is setting out to transform the banking world. To get there, it's following a playbook popularized by the biggest tech companies.

  • US envoy defends Facebook over tax Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 2:37 AM ET
    The Facebook "Like" sign outside headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    The U.S. ambassador to London said U.S. companies were doing nothing wrong by using legal means to cut U.K. tax bills, the FT reports.

  • Twitter a 'Best Place to Work'? Not anymore Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Dick Costolo on stage to launch Twitter Flight.

    The social media company has completely fallen off Glassdoor’s annual Best Places to Work list.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    1. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon. 8. Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment Ltd. 2. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..