A proposal by Sony Corp's top investor to partially spin off the company's lucrative entertainment business will be the elephant in the room at an annual meeting on Thursday.» Read More
*Hirai says Sony's board will consider Third Point's proposal carefully. TOKYO, June 20- Sony Corp shareholders pressed its chief executive on Thursday for a response to a proposal by hedge fund Third Point to spin off its profitable entertainment business, aiming to invigorate its struggling electronics business.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19- Yahoo Inc on Wednesday downplayed concerns that its plans to recycle inactive user IDs could leave users exposed to hackers, saying only 7 percent of those IDs are tied to actual Yahoo email accounts.
TOKYO, June 20- A proposal by Sony Corp's top investor to partially spin off the Japanese company's lucrative entertainment business will be the elephant in the room at an annual shareholders meeting on Thursday.
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BRUSSELS, June 19- European Union lawmakers want to forbid the United States from accessing European citizens' data without the approval of a judge or equivalent authority, a response to the revelations about the Prism spy programme.
eBay fell$. 01 or percent, to $52.55. Google fell $1.66 or. 2 percent, to $898.97. Groupon Inc. rose$. 04 or. 5 percent, to $7.72.
TOKYO, June 19- Sony Corp's top investor Daniel Loeb will miss its shareholder meeting on Thursday and those attending will not be considering his proposal to partially spin off the lucrative entertainment business, sources familiar with the matter said.
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Yahoo said U.S. law enforcement agencies made between 12,000 and 13,000 requests for data in the last six months, the latest in a series of disclosures by technology companies.
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*Europe wants to build cloud sector to rival U.S. players. PARIS/ LONDON, June 17- France has its "Sovereign Cloud" project while across the Rhine data firms have created the label "Cloud Services: Made in Germany", all trying to reassure big companies that their information is stored away from the prying eyes of U.S. spies.
A new set of classified documents disclosed Sunday suggested that Edward Snowden obtained a wider range of materials about government surveillance than had been known, the NYT reports.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 14- Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the U.S. government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the fallout from disclosures about a secret government data-collection program.
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