Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut up to 130 jobs

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By Jussi Rosendahl - HELSINKI (Reuters) Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the Angry Birds brand, plans to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland, or 16 percent of its workforce, saying growth has not been as strong as expected and it needs a simpler structure. Aiming to become an entertainment … [Read more...]

Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime

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DUBAI (Reuters) Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said. The wearable device consists of a tiny computer screen mounted in the corner of an … [Read more...]

Microsoft Introduces Windows 10, Skipping Over 9

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Users can download Technical Preview now By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Windows. Windows 3.1. Windows 95. Windows NT. Windows XP. Windows Vista. Windows 7. Windows 8. So it only makes sense that Microsoft's newly announced operating system for 2015 would be... Windows 10?! Of course, it wouldn't … [Read more...]

Apertus Announces Stretch Goals for AXIOM Crowdfunding Campaign with New Extras

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With about a week left on their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Team Apertus has a long way way to go to reach their goal of €100,000 for continued development of the AXIOM open source 4K cinema camera. And to sweeten the pot, they're announcing some stretch goals … [Read more...]

New York Times to cut jobs

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(Reuters) The New York Times Co said it planned to cut jobs to lower costs and invest the savings in its "digital future." "The reduction in positions will vary across the company," the New York Times said in a regulatory filing. The newspaper said it expected digital advertising to grow by … [Read more...]

Samsung to invest $560 million in Vietnam TV production plant

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SEOUL (Reuters) South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it will invest $560 million (345.74 million pounds) to build a consumer appliances production complex in Vietnam, its latest move to build manufacturing capacity in the country. Samsung, the world's largest TV … [Read more...]

Wearable Quadcopter and Camera Concept Could Be the Next Big Thing

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Flying Action Camera Part of Make It Wearable Competition By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Imagine you're climbing a steep rock face and you're thinking, oh man, this would make a killer shot. You don't really want to take a hand that's steadying your climb to take what may be your last living … [Read more...]

FCC look into treating Internet TV like cable

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By Alina Selyukh - WASHINGTON (Reuters) The Federal Communications Commission is considering a change in how it regulates Internet TV, potentially putting it on the same footing as traditional cable and satellite television, an FCC official familiar with the idea said on Tuesday. If formalized … [Read more...]

GoPro shares rise on news of new cameras; bullish options active

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By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed - NEW YORK (Reuters) GoPro Inc shares rose 3 percent to touch a new high, and options volume looked set to hit a record on Tuesday, a day after the maker of cameras worn by surfers and skydivers said it would be launching two new action cameras, as well as a lower priced … [Read more...]

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 On Netflix, IMAX Simultaneously, Gets Hit With Movie Theater Backlash

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In a move that was likely to ruffle some feathers The Weinstein Company, IMAX, and Netflix have just secured a deal releasing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend on Netflix and in selected IMAX screens worldwide. This will mark Netflix's first foray … [Read more...]

eBay follows Icahn’s advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

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By Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) eBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company. The news of the tax-free spinoff to shareholders sent eBay's shares up 10 percent to … [Read more...]

News Corp to buy real estate website operator Move for $950 mln

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(Reuters) Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it would buy Move Inc, the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business. News Corp said it would pay $21 per share, a premium of 37 percent to Move's closing price on Monday. Moves's … [Read more...]

EU says Ireland tax deal with Apple was state aid

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By Julia Fioretti - BRUSSELS (Reuters) The European Union has accused Ireland of giving Apple Inc. illegal state aid through tax arrangements that had "no scientific basis" but which helped the iPhone maker shelter tens of billions of dollars in international revenues from tax. In a letter … [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Teams Up With Apertus to Test AXIOM Camera Sensors

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Ever since Magic Lantern mined Raw from Canon DSLRs, they've been a bit quiet, releasing new options here and there, like Dual ISO and other options, but at the end of the day, they cracked the big puzzle and are now just refining it. So when Apertus came a calling to … [Read more...]

GoPro Announces HERO4 Line with Full 4K

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Adds entry-level HERO Model By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, the rumor mill was relentless, and this time they may have hit fairly close to the mark, as GoPro announced today the Hero 4, which offers full 4K video capture at 30 frames per second (fps), and two times the video performance as … [Read more...]

EU watchdog to give reasons for inquiry into Apple’s Irish tax savings

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) The European Commission will publish on Tuesday its reasons for opening an in-depth inquiry into the Irish government's tax treatment of Apple, a Commission spokesman said. The European Union's competition watchdog is looking at whether a number of countries' benign tax regimes … [Read more...]

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