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  1. Business - Companies

    Microsoft axes freelancers, contract writers at MSN

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 10:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seattle Microsoft is laying off dozens of contract and freelance writers from its MSN news and entertainment portal as the giant software company seeks to reshape itself ... spending on full-time employees, MacDonald told the Seattle Times and later confirmed to Reuters, without giving any further details. The MSN site has been stagnating for the past year, with its US ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Alibaba’s Ma expands banking foray with China Minsheng tie-up

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Alibaba Group’s founder, Jack Ma, took another stab at shaking up China’s banking industry as the country’s largest e-commerce firm sealed a strategic pact with mid-sized lender China Minsheng Banking to offer financial services. Hangzhou-based Alibaba, better known for its online platforms that resemble a mix of EBay and Amazon.com, has accelerated its ...

  3. Business - Companies

    How freewheeling Twitter became a money-spinning juggernaut

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 11:55am by Reuters

    ... keep.” Yet Costolo has clearly kept his biggest promise: turning Twitter into a major media business. And in that regard, the IPO may be just the beginning. Reuters ...

  4. News - World - SECRECY

    US internet experts seek to rewrite web security after disclosure of NSA cracking codes

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Experts push for rewrite of internet security in wake of Snowden documents, revealing how US agency can break encryption codes on websites 'Web needs revamp' after NSA disclosure Internet security experts are calling for a campaign to rewrite web security in the wake of disclosures that the US National Security Agency has developed ...

  5. News - China

    China warns Japan against stationing workers on Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 04:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo and Beijing China said it would not tolerate provocation on Tuesday after Japan’s top government spokesman said the country might station government workers on disputed islands in the East China Sea to defend its sovereignty. Relations between the world’s second-and third-biggest economies have been strained over the uninhabited isles, which Japan controls ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Lance Armstrong finally returns Olympic medal

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Armstrong returns Olympic medal Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has returned his 2000 Olympic medal to the US Olympic Committee (USOC) nine months after he was stripped of it by Olympics bosses. "I can confirm that the United States Olympic Committee has received the bronze medal awarded to Lance Armstrong at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney," USOC spokesman ...

  7. Business - Money

    Icahn says bought more Apple stock as shares fell: CNBC

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 08:33am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Activist investor Carl Icahn said he bought more shares of Apple Inc. on Wednesday as the company’s stock price slid. “At these levels, we’re buying quite a bit ... was “extremely undervalued.” The surprise revelation lifted Apple’s stock almost 5 per cent higher that day to close at a seven-month high of US$489.57 on the Nasdaq. Icahn told Reuters on Aug. 13 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SMARTPHONES

    Australian teenager leaks another iPhone secret: a fingerprint scanner

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 08:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australian teen leaks another iPhone secret An Australian teenager who has built an online following by leaking pictures of upcoming Apple products has done it again, ... chain sources told Reuters in June that Apple is expected to launch two new models this year, one with new fingerprint technology and a cheaper version in a plastic casing, widely referred ...

  9. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Swiss jeweller Richemont says China demand weak as sales rise 9pc overall

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 03:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva China sales weaken Richemont profits Sales at Swiss luxury goods group Richemont rose 9 per cent in the five months to August, just shy of forecasts, as weak demand for its watches in China eclipsed strong jewellery sales in the Americas. "Asia-Pacific was led by good growth in Hong Kong and Macau, offset by lower sales in mainland China," the maker ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - ADMINISTRATION

    Fifa limits on transfers may be illegal under EU law

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Reykjavik Joe Yoffe, who plays in Icelandic second division, says Fifa transfer regulations limit free movement of labour guaranteed under EU law Legal action may lift limits on transfers Soccer transfers may be in line for another Bosman-style shake-up as an English striker considers taking legal action to seek more freedom for journeymen players to move clubs. ...




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