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Tech titans ramp up tools to win over children

From smartphone messaging tailored for tykes to computers for classrooms, technology titans are weaving their way into childhoods to form lifelong bonds, raising hackles of advocacy groups. Full article

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Bitcoin value plunges amid volatile trade

As of 12/01/17 12:44 AM
LONDON - Bitcoin slid to as low as $9,000 in volatile trade on Thursday, having lost more than a fifth of its value since hitting an all-time high of $11,395 on Wednesday. Full article

FBI request for Twitter account data may have overstepped legal guidelines

As of 01/28/17 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON - The FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter as recently as last year, legal experts said, citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday. Full article

Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in Germany

As of 01/17/17 3:00 PM
BERLIN/MUNICH - Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, saying on Monday it would do more to combat fake news as its chief operating officer met with officials in Berlin. Full article

Yahoo to be named Altaba, Mayer to leave board after Verizon deal

As of 01/10/17 1:49 PM
BENGALURU - Yahoo Inc. said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc. and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. Full article

Samsung forecasts Q4 profit at over three-year high

As of 01/06/17 11:45 AM
SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years, beating expectations on strong chip sales and a smartphone rebound. Full article

China's Huawei sees slower revenue growth for 2016

As of 12/30/16 4:42 PM
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, said on Friday it expects 2016 revenue growth to slow slightly to 32 percent and forecast greater uncertainties next year.   Full article

Grab to place cap on ride rates during holidays

As of 12/24/16 6:55 PM
Ride-hailing company Grab announced Saturday that it will be placing a cap on the rates of its rides during the holiday season. Full article

WATCH: Facebook's Zuckerberg shows how Jarvis works

As of 12/21/16 12:18 PM
Jarvis picks out a fresh gray shirt for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and refuses to play him Nickelback because the band has no good songs. Full article

Samsung mulls holding company move, boosts payout

As of 11/29/16 1:31 PM
SEOUL - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will consider whether to transition to a holding company structure, a move long expected as the next succession step for the founding Lee family's heirs. Full article

As Samsung moves on from Note 7 crisis, SDI battery affiliate struggles

As of 11/24/16 5:17 PM
SEOUL - In the shadows of Samsung Electronics' Note 7 smartphone crisis, affiliate Samsung SDI is quietly reassuring anxious clients including Apple Inc. that its batteries are safe. Full article