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IPO Plans Disclosed by Payment Startup Square

IPO Plans Disclosed by Payment Startup Square

Jack Dorsey’s schedule is going to get even busier. On Wednesday, the mobile payment startup Square, one of the companies that Mr. Dorsey runs, disclosed its prospectus of the initial public offering to the public, highlighting that it is close to a road show for selling stock to investors. The …

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Alibaba Attempting to Soothe Shareholders

Alibaba Attempting to Soothe Shareholders

After China’s economic woes, its slow growth in revenue and other issues promoted investors to dump Alibaba’s shares, the company decided to initiate a campaign for reassuring shareholders of its future growth prospects. On Thursday, a letter that was written to shareholders was published in which the executive chairman of …

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Google Attempts to Give a Human Element to its Cars

Google Attempts to Give a Human Element to its Cars

The self-driving cars designed by Google Inc. had been programmed to comply with the rules of the road. Now, the Mountain View, California based firm is attempting to teach them how to drive like humans by crossing double-yellow lines, edging into intersections and cutting corners. Drivers are expected to avoid …

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Apple Suppliers Hoping to Tap Into 3D Touch

Apple Suppliers Hoping to Tap Into 3D Touch

If the new touch technology that was introduced in the new Apple iPhones is a hit amongst the consumers, some of the component suppliers of the firm in the US and Asia may turn out to be significant beneficiaries. On Wednesday, the Cupertino, California-based company unveiled its latest iteration of …

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Google’s Appeal for Oracle Suit Denied by Supreme Court

Google’s Appeal for Oracle Suit Denied by Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied an appeal made by Google Inc. for stopping a billion dollar suit filed against the firm by Oracle Corp. by seeking restrictions on software copyright protections. The move by the high court is the latest development in a case that was filed way back …

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Apple Loses Anti-Competitive Practice Case

Apple Loses Anti-Competitive Practice Case

The iPhone maker has lost a Taiwanese lawsuit in which it had been accused of following anti-competitive practices. A Taiwan court has ordered Apple Inc. to pay a fine that’s about $647,124. Previously, the Fair Trade Commission of the island had levied the fine against the US smartphone giant for …

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Tech Industry Appeals to President to Avoid Encryption

Tech Industry Appeals to President to Avoid Encryption

The Obama Administration is being warned by top US tech companies against imposing new policies, which they claim would weaken the highly sophisticated encryption systems that have been created for protecting consumer privacy. Two industry associations that represent major hardware and software companies wrote a strongly worded letter to the …

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Facebook Goes to Court Amidst Data Center Planning

Facebook Goes to Court Amidst Data Center Planning

Legal action has been initiated against Facebook by a Belgian privacy watchdog, which has accused the social network of tracking the activities of its users all over the web and even of those people who don’t have a Facebook account. Last month, the social networking giant had been accused by …

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Apple Makes Upgrades and Launches at WWDC 2015

Apple Makes Upgrades and Launches at WWDC 2015

With the popularity of streaming music services such as Spotify and Pandora, iTunes had become rather stale and apparently Apple wasn’t unaware of this critique. With so much competition in the market, the iPhone maker was aware that it would have to grab the attention of the entire industry while …

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