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Sorrell's S4 Capital seeks more deals in digital-only drive

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Martin Sorrell is on the lookout for acquisitions to expand his new advertising venture S4 Capital, aiming to capitalize on the disruption sweeping the industry by pursuing a pure-play digital strategy. FILE PHOTO: Sir Martin Sorrell attends a conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France, June 22, Read More

EU tax on big digital companies could be struck by March: French minister

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FILE PHOTO – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer PARIS (Reuters) – A European Union-wide tax on the world’s top digital companies could be reached by the end of March, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Read More

Can Apple Watch prevent strokes? New study aims to find out

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File photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Apple Watch has already been credited with saving lives by alerting wearers about heart conditions. But can the smartwatch prevent strokes? A new Johnson & Johnson study aims Read More

Hackers using fake ‘Flash Player’ Google Chrome extension to steal credit card data

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Cybersecurity researchers are warning unsuspecting internet users about a year-old Chrome extension which steals credit card data from infected users via web forms on visited websites. The surreptitious extension is spread by means of JavaScript injection attacks i.e. “You don’t have Flash installed, use this Chrome extension instead,” or something to that effect. When unsuspecting Read More

After billion-barrel bonanza, BP goes global with seismic tech

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LONDON (Reuters) – Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking to take its latest technology to Angola and Brazil. BP’s Wolfspar seismic source device is pictured at Mad Dog oil field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, January 19, Read More

In 5G play, Vodafone and IBM link up cloud systems for business

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Vodafone is teaming up with IBM to offer businesses a way to link different cloud computing systems to support the next wave of digital advances, such as machine learning, on super-fast fifth-generation telecoms networks. FILE PHOTO: Logos of 5G technology and telecommunications company Vodafone are pictured at the 5G Mobility Lab of Read More

Netflix forecast misses Wall Street view, shares dip

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(Reuters) – Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) reported revenue and a first-quarter forecast slightly below Wall Street estimates on Thursday, sending shares of the world’s largest streaming service down 4 percent in after-hours trading. FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The company Read More

Netflix's fourth-quarter revenue misses estimates; shares slip

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(Reuters) – Dystopian movie “Bird Box” helped Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) draw a record 8.8 million new paid streaming customers in the fourth quarter, but the company fell slightly short of Wall Street’s revenue estimates and shares tumbled 3 percent late on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Read More

Fossil to sell smartwatch technology worth $40 million to Google, shares rise

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FILE PHOTO: Fossil hybrid smartwatches are pictured during the preview day of the IFA trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, in Berlin, Germany August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Mang (Reuters) – Fossil Group Inc said on Thursday it would sell its intellectual property related to a smartwatch technology currently under development to Alphabet Inc’s Read More