Amazon strikes deal with Simon & Schuster on e-book prices

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(Reuters) Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has signed a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon & Schuster since July over pricing, confirmed the deal … [Read more...]

Staples says probing possible payment card data breach

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(Reuters) Staples Inc is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack. "Staples is in the process of investigating a potential issue involving credit card … [Read more...]

Wall Street urges U.S. regulators’ joint cybersecurity approach

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By Sarah N. Lynch and Douwe Miedema - WASHINGTON (Reuters) Wall Street's top trade group is calling for the creation of a new inter-agency working group of regulators and the White House that would be tasked with developing consistent cybersecurity rules for the financial industry. The … [Read more...]

Paul Schrader Attacks ‘Dying Of The Light’ Producers On Facebook

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Paul Schrader and star Nicolas Cage have launched a protest against the producers of their latest film, Dying of the Light. Producing duo Todd Williams and Gary Hirsch have taken post-production duties away from the Taxi Driver writer after they were not … [Read more...]

Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards

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By Sarah N. Lynch and Steve Holland - WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday to beef up security measures for federal credit cards, and urged banks and retailers to follow suit in an effort to combat the growing threat of identity fraud. The order, … [Read more...]

Amazon expands grocery delivery service to Brooklyn

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By Deepa Seetharaman - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Amazon.com Inc is expanding its online grocery delivery program to Brooklyn's well-heeled Park Slope neighborhood on Friday, giving the No. 1 U.S. online retailer a foothold in one of the wealthiest and densest markets in the United States. The … [Read more...]

Friends will ‘be there for you’ in Netflix streaming deal

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) "Friends" may have wrapped up ten years ago, but Ross, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey will appear on Netflix beginning in January, Warner Bros. TV and the online Internet-streaming service said. All 236 episodes of the popular NBC 10-season series, one of the … [Read more...]

Time Warner to launch HBO as streaming broadband service

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By Jennifer Saba - NEW YORK (Reuters) Time Warner Inc's HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as "Game of Thrones" available to people who do not subscribe to cable television. The move to take HBO "over-the-top" - media jargon that means … [Read more...]

Apple Accidentally Leaks Official Specs for New iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

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Touch ID arrives By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) On the eve of Apple's "It's Been Too Long" announcement, Cupertino has done a silly thing... it leaked the specs to the latest iPad devices set to be announced tomorrow, purely by mistake. The specs detail the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, and brings … [Read more...]

Netflix reports quarterly net subscriber additions below forecast

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(Reuters) Netflix Inc reported quarterly net subscriber additions below its forecast due to lower subscriber growth in the United States, sending the video-streaming company's shares down as much as 27 percent in extended trading. Netflix added a net of about 3 million customers worldwide in the … [Read more...]

Google expands shopping delivery service in U.S.

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(Reuters) Google Inc said it would expand its same-day shopping delivery service to three new U.S. cities and start charging customers for the service, which competes with Amazon.com Inc. The Google Express service, which was earlier only available in certain parts of California and New York … [Read more...]

Social media: More hindrance than help in banks’ cyber crime fight

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By Steve Slater - LONDON (Reuters) Banks are fighting an uphill battle to protect themselves and their client accounts from cyber attacks, and the sometimes careless use of social media by customers and staff isn't making the fight any easier. British police and banks this week warned customers … [Read more...]

Hundreds of alleged Dropbox passwords leaked

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(Reuters) Hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website. The anonymous user, who claims to have hacked close to 7 million accounts, is calling for Bitcoin donations to fund the … [Read more...]

Self-publishing never easier but money, glory scarce

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By Kirsti Knolle and Georgina Prodhan - FRANKFURT (Reuters) For any author frustrated by rejections from publishing houses, or wanting to cut out the middle man, there has never been an easier or cheaper time for self-publishing. A host of free self-publishing platforms offered by Amazon, Apple … [Read more...]

Snapchat blames third-party apps for any leaked photos

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By Alexei Oreskovic - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Mobile messaging company Snapchat blamed third-party software apps for possible security lapses that may have led to its users' private photos being at risk of online publication by hackers. A file containing at least 100,000 Snapchat photos has been … [Read more...]

Nielsen Admits to Serious Errors in Ratings Reporting

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The last 6-8 months have been moderately inaccurate By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) AC Nielsen ratings service has admitted that the last six-seven months have yielded inaccuracies in the way they report ratings of television shows. The admission will certainly fuel the debate being waged by … [Read more...]

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