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Amazon's Dash button goes online

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:57:42 -0500

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has put its popular Dash button on its website and mobile app, making it easier for shoppers to buy their favorite items such as peanut butter, detergent and paper towels.(image)



Canada's Competition Bureau reaches deal with Apple, publishers

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:54:33 -0500

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's business competition watchdog said on Friday it had reached an agreement with Apple Inc and three major e-book publishers that will allow retailers to offer discounts to customers.(image)



Outgoing FCC chair warns against overturning net neutrality

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:36:43 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler warned Republicans against dismantling the Obama administration's landmark "net neutrality" protections that bar internet service providers from slowing consumer access to web content.(image)



More TV networks follow Netflix to binge-watching model

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:51:26 -0500

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Traditional TV networks are following Netflix Inc's lead by releasing all new episodes of a series at the same time, a step to win over binge viewers who do not want to wait a week for the next installment.(image)



Tech firm creates Trump monitor for stock markets

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:21:53 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Just in time for his inauguration, London-based fintech firm Trading.co.uk is launching an app that will generate trading alerts for shares based on comments made on social media by Donald Trump.(image)



Sony Music seeks Nigeria streaming growth to build on ringback market

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:22:45 -0500

LAGOS (Reuters) - Sony Music Entertainment sees big growth prospects for music streaming in Nigeria, thanks to falling internet data costs and a large, growing population, a senior executive told Reuters.(image)



IBM revenue fall dims upbeat profit forecast

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:46:42 -0500

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp reported its 19th straight quarter of declining revenue, but forecast full-year earnings above Wall Street estimates due to growth in newer areas such as cloud-based services and analytics.(image)



U.S exchanges rent helicopter, drape banner in pursuit of Snapchat IPO

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:09:39 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - This past November, Nasdaq Inc hired a helicopter to film Manhattan's skyline using Snapchat's new video-camera sunglasses and sent the aerial footage to its social media followers.(image)



Netflix Original: New shows drive blockbuster quarter

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:56:30 -0500

Netflix Corp's surprisingly strong subscriber growth in the fourth quarter allayed concerns about the company's multi-billion dollar investment in original content.(image)



Alibaba not interested in acquisitions, more interested in partnerships

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:28:23 -0500

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - China's Alibaba is not interested in acquisitions this year as it is in partnerships, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Thursday.(image)